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.

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

Trail of Tears Color.

CHORUS
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.

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

CHORUS
Nooksack Indians-NW Washington.

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


pontiac-car

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.

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

BRIDGE
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
Insincerity.

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

How badly you ravage
The property.

CHORUS
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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