At a point below zero
There's no place left to go
Six hundred unknown heroes
Were killed like sleeping buffalo

Through the devil's canyon
Across the battlefield
Death has no companion
The spirit is forced to yield

There goes the bandolero
Through the hole in the wall
He's a coward but doesn't care though
In fact, he don't care at all

The general that's commanding
He's defending what he fears
While the troops they are depending
On reinforcements from the rear

If God is in the heavens
How can this happen here?
In his name, they used the weapons
For the massacre

There's a point below zero
Where the sun can see the land
Six hundred unknown heroes
Lay dead beneath the sand


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Massacre Lyrics as written by Brian Michael Downey Philip Parris Lynott

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol CMG Publishing

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    General Comment"Little Turtle, leading his Miamis and allied Shawnees, defeated Arthur. St. Clair's troops in 1791, they killed more than six hundred US soldiers"

    Evan S. Connell - Book; "Son of the Morning Star"
    10weston November 10, 2012   Link

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