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Blood and Tears
Before Columbus came on his ship;
We had no need for ownership;
Our tribes were tightly knit;
Then you came and forced us to split.
We respected Mother Earth;
We were grateful for her worth;
Then you came and destroyed our lifestyle;
And expected us to reconcile.
You show our home no respect;
The importance of the environment you neglect;
All you do is kill and destroy;
With the diseases and weapons you employ.
You slaughtered our men, women, and children;
After we showed you how to begin;
We taught you how to thrive on this new continent;
Then you turn around and think you are dominant.
Without us you wouldn’t be here;
You tried to make us cower in fear;
This has been our home for thousands of years;
Regardless of all our shed blood and tears.
Our cultures will not be buried in dust;
You will not win, for you are unjust;
You consider us wild and savage;
But you’re the thieves who murdered us in cold blood.
You tried to make us flee;
And forced us to bend the knee;
When will you finally understand?
This was, is, and always will be our land.