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Echoes Of Wounded Knee
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an account of Standing Rock resistance to the DAPL
Acoustic - Folk
Previous peak charts position #2
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tom neilson
2016
November 03, 2016
MP3 6.1 MB
160 kbps bitrate
5:17 minutes
Story behind the song
Pipeline, police and soldier retaliation to peaceful presence put into historical and contemporary perspective.
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A handful of people prayed by the river on ancestral ground Protectors of the earth, air and water, in peace they gathered round Spirit Resistance Radio, School and Market where you can go Cook shack, showers, first aid tent, music and horses, resident Dakota Access Security think they’re 7th Cavalry Bull Connor and his deputies – Birmingham in 63. Pipeline caterpillar blade is destroying prairie loam Just like caterpillar blade is destroying Palestine home This story’s generations’ old, Baaken oil, uranium , gold In Standing Rock and Cannonball. They’ll keep taking till they take it all. From Crazy Horse to Leonard Peltier, armored cars and riot gear They won’t drive us away with fear…Wounded Knee whispers in my ear Obama says his strategy, authority of TPP Hillary has nothing to say; she wants that pipeline comin our way. Jill Stein came and signed her name- won’t be part of the corporate shame. Extinction’s coming with oil & gas, 7 generations on, say this pipeline, ain’t gonna pass. At Standing Rock we stand our ground – soldiers, cops and dogs surround Tear my skin and burn my face…We ain’t gonna leave this place Treaties broken repeatedly, 1851 Ft Laramie Dog attackers all go free, but arrest us for corn and willow trees The constitution’s been replaced by shotguns, handcuffs, clubs & mace A tank and chopper circling round – body slamming to the ground. LRADS & MRAPS, concussion grenades, a US military invades Shooting horses and tasers apparently are ok with Obama and HRC From Crazy Horse to Leonard Peltier, armored cars and riot gear They won’t drive us away with fear…Wounded Knee echoes in my ear. Tear my skin and burn my face…We ain’t gonna leave this place
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