"Indians" as written by Joseph A. Bellardini, Frank Joseph Bello, Charlie L. Benante, Scott Ian Rosenfeld and Daniel Alan Spitz....
We all see black and white
When it comes to someone else's fight
No one ever gets involved
Apathy can never solve

Forced out-brave and mighty
Stolen land-they can't fight it
Hold on-to pride and tradition
Even though they know how much their lives are really missin'
We're dissin' them

On reservations
A hopeless situation
Respect is something that you earn
Our Indian brothers' getting burned
Original American
Turned into second class citizen

Cry for the Indians
Die for the Indians
Cry for the Indians
Cry, cry, cry for the Indians

Love the land and fellow man
Peace is what we strive to have
Some folks have none of this
Hatred and prejudice


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"Indians" as written by Daniel Alan Spitz Charlie L. Benante

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    General CommentI think this song means that the Native Americans went though all sorts of crap and even though they are treated like second class citizens, they are still proud and hold on to their tradtions.
    boygta2on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great, especially the whole WARDANCE part, however, and Anthrax is one of the first band's I ever started listening to as a kid, these albums were coming out, when I was coming of age, I still love 'em (except post-belladona lost me, not that I loved Joey, their overall sound just totally changed); but Anthrax going for social concious lyrics always lost me and I even find somewhat benign, I try to purge it out of my brain; Belldonna, Ian, Benante, Bello, Spitz are no Bob Dylan (or should they be).
    jp410on August 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty self explanatory. It's about how the Native Americans got screwed. The album version is pretty good, but lemme tell ya. Somethin' gets lost in the translation. Anthrax is sooo good live!!!! And their new singer, Dan Nelson, just adds a new edge and a heavier feeling to all their songs. He's like a heavier version of old school James Hetfield. Gotta respect his voice... You guys who have listened to Anthrax forever probably don't like it, but I just got into them when I saw them in concert. And i really dig it!!!!!!
    Narcoleptic Birdon June 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlways wondered if this song had anything to do with Chuck Billy of Testament (who is a Native American). Chuck has written several songs about the plight of Native Americans. Maybe getting some props from fellow thrashers Anthrax back in the day?
    GiveMeHamon September 01, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome

    Indians were the owner of this then everybody else came and stole it from them and treat them as scum. Yeah. Sucks for them lol
    sG4RYton September 28, 2009   Link

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