Monday, September 26, 2005

Thank You, Carly

This song, and in a larger sense, my interest in song and lyric writing were inpired by my daughter Carly. I wrote the music for Silent Pride in 2003 after having recieved a new guitar for my 50th birthday (Carly had a hand in that as well). I liked the chord progression and asked her to help me with some lyrics. Carly chose the theme and wrote the first draft. From there, we worked together and crafted the first complete song either of us had ever written. In January 2005 we were awarded first place for lyrics in a preliminary round for VH-1's Song of the Year. And since then I have been inpired to write over 25 songs and dozens of poems, igniting a creative passion in me that had been latent for far too long. Thank you so much, Carly darling. You helped me launch my renaissance. I love you always. ~Dad

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Silent Pride~Demo Recording

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Friday, December 24, 2004

Silent Pride

Lyrics by Carly Anderson & Patrick Anderson

(Unbold lyrics sung from the point of view of the occupying Europeans/Americans; Bold lyrics sung from the point of view of Native Americans)

mayflower pen and ink

First Thanksgiving


Long ago
We came to know
Your silent pride.
We were afraid
But we stayed
To put you down.

You lost
And you paid the cost.
Thanks for the hand
Thanks for the land
Now go away.

Trail of Tears Color.

Do not cry
Your tears will dry
Like salt inside your wounds.
Walk the trail
Tell your tale
The earth preserves your bones.

First Thanksgiving again

Long ago
Lonesome Trail.
We looked at you
In wonderment.
We were afraid
But we stayed
To be your friends.

We knew
It could never be.
We’ll hit the plains
You’ll never change
Good bye for now.

Nooksack Indians-NW Washington.

You betray
We walk away
Along the trail of tears.
Deep inside
Our silent pride
Will wash away our fears.


Cleveland Indian.

Your lives
Will render
Never ending pride.
We’ll keep your names
On our cars and lakes
And on our teams
barbed wire fence.

Dream your dreams
Of freedom lost
Between the seas.
Wake up to see
The fences surrounding
The property.

Do not cry
Your tears will dry
Like salt inside your wounds.
Walk the trail
Tell your tale
The earth absorbs your bones.

Be strong...Let them be wrong eternally.
Be still.......Live to fulfill our destiny.

Native American Burial Grounds
Our lives
Don’t matter
Ghosts along Trail of Tears.

In your scheme of things.
Don’t desecrate
Our names with

Take our world
And leave us with
Our memories
Wake up and see
Endures beyond the Years.

How badly you ravage
The property.

You betray
We walk away
Along the trail of tears
Deep inside
Our silent pride
Endures beyond the years.

Copyright 2004 Patrick Anderson

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Patrick Anderson, a general blogspot for discussing all sorts of social, political and current event issues. Comments welcome.

You Gotta Stand for Somethin', a song blog about terrorism, war, religion, human rights, racism, abortion, and other important issues of our day. Comments welcome.

Soldier, Soldier--A Tribute, a song blog paying tribute to the men and women of the armed forces who lay their lives on the line in defense of freedom. Comments welcome.

Joe Creator, a song blog asking questions about God, organized religion, the Bible and related issues. Comments welcome.

Obediah's Promise, a song blog about a wandering dreamer filled with imagery about love, loneliness, and pain. Comments welcome.