dance to the sun
a kiss to the earth
embrace a stone

come the small black book
come the brandy cask
one strange disease
the well worded paper
signed by the drunken
hands of thieves

and suddenly
they were told to leave

as the snake uncoiled on a road
the length was eighty miles
wagons' weary horses
led the feverish exiles
barefoot in the early snow
on a ridge
where they beheld their home
coarse and barren
not the haven
promised by the Father

Jaksa Chula Harjo * X3

the Red Sticks first and
the Dancing Ghosts were
pierced with arms of fire
and the weeping widows
left could not avenge
and so
the Western Star manifest its will
drove them clear into the Pacific O

gone the way of flesh
turned pale and died
by a god's decree

for he hated me

Lyrics submitted by kornchick, edited by epiwoosh

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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs. It's most obviously about the plight of Native Americans on American soil at the hands of the original settlers, but it could easily be about any displaced peoples.
    epiwooshon November 13, 2013   Link

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