anyway now, it don't seem right
he is in there and you're on the outside
over pine ridge to wounded knee
there's blood on the ground as far as you see
crazy life

in the air i'm sensing a change in the weather
in the end the path is clear
does anyone remember here
did you all think he'd just disappear
crazy life
what have you done with Peltier
who did you think you'd taken away
crazy life

in the air i'm sensing a change in the weather
in the end the path is clear

burying won't stop it breathing forever
underground it takes to root

anyway, it don't seem right
he is in there and you're on the outside
what have you done with Peltier
who did you think you'd taken away
it's not over...


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  • +6
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    In 1973 the American Indian Movement seized Wounded Knee demanding senate investigations to Indian Problems. It got ugly...ywo Native Americans were killed and several others wounded. Peltier was (if I'm correct) the, if not one the leaders of this and was arrested. Broken promises were again made by our government. So I believe he was making a statement about the mistreatment Native Americans especially Peltier have been subjected to just for fighting for what they believe in.

    Dreamwevron September 08, 2002   Link
  • +3
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    Goes wonderfully with RATM's Testify. A bit threatening towards the American government who were responsible for the 1970s Pine Ridge incidents. They can only keep the truth buried for so long - and one day it will come back to haunt them. Free Peltier.

    jessipuffon May 26, 2004   Link
  • +2
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    first song I've heard by them.. it's really beautiful.. sad but beautiful.

    Museicalinon August 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    A great song about martydom. It's not over, it's not over....

    donutsandseafoodon July 03, 2009   Link
  • +2
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    The song obviously seems to speak to those (govt't agencies) initiating and continuing the imprisonment of Leonard Peltier for his involvement in the 1975 Pine Ridge Shootout. Amnesty Int'l supports the contention that the entire processings regarding his imprisonment and 2 consecutive life sentences were tainted from the get go and as a result it's not fair that "he's in there and you're on the outside." His convictors (The Govt) are more guilty that he (Peltier) is.

    Have you ever heard a more anti-government song that is as soothing as this?

    cesuraon January 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
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    great song... the high harmonies at the end are incredible... just a perfect blending of the harmonic lines...

    SDBlueBearon April 10, 2006   Link
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    ok...i understand why this song was written but why would they put it on the empire records sountrack?

    Trent_is_hereon May 15, 2007   Link

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