Out by a shanty where the dust hangs high
Far from a river where things grow green
The flowers weep and they lean away
From the blood stained soil beneath my feet
The thorns outnumber the petals on the rose
And the darkness amplifies the sound of printers' ink
On propaganda page
That will rule your life and fuel my rage
I tried to bend my knees
But my knees were already bent
I haven't stood like a man for such a long time now
I called to my god but he was sleeping on that day
I guess I'll just have to depend on me
Shall I tell my children if they ask of me
Did I surrender forth my right to be?
Y'see my daddy died to leave this haunting ground
And this same ground still haunts me
The cool September blows the seeds away
The harvest blown again this year
But I'll return a stronger man
I'll return to me my homeland
No grave shall hold my body down
This land is still my home
I said:
But I'll return a stronger man
I'll return to me my homeland
No grave shall hold my body down
This land is still my home
This land is still my home
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world



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    beautiful lyrics, beautiful voice

    TheDirgeon June 14, 2011   Link
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    But what is it about? The struggle of native Americans I always thought.

    I am deeply ashamed to say that I tend to skip this song However, I acknowledge its depth and salute its meaning.

    I still play this masterpiece of an album regularly and I still envy his talent, looks and hair.

    JLoDaMofoon June 08, 2021   Link

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