Many Voices

Upon following Native news and especially the situation and devastation at Standing Rock, I’ve written this lyric as a partial response. Music to follow. Aho

Many Voices

We are the Native skin-  your long forgotten kin

But brothers to the four winds that blow- Navajo

 

We’ve come to share a word- one we’ve said but not been heard

And the time is now to listen and see- Shawnee

 

Our earth is crying out- as she shakes and shouts

There’s no doubt- you know this is true – Standing Rock Sioux

 

We all have to stand together- hand n’ hand here forever

To save what you seem determined to kill

The wind and the water and every flower on the hill

 

Tomorrow is paid for by today- so we must choose the better way

This is what our old ones say and the wisdom of the age- Ojibway

 

She’s been too long in her tears- ravaged by your money and the years

And we fear soon she will just let go- Arapaho

 

We must teach our children to listen- to the voice that’s been missing

It’s the one that’s true and can’t be sold- Seminole

RPT Chorus

Bridge

Come on brother Choctaw- come on brother Kickapoo

Muscogee and Cheyenne

For the children we must protect the land

Repeat Chorus