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Justice Will Be Done

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Tim McHugh and the Lost Poets
Tim McHugh

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can you see Columbus and the Pinta and Santa Maria

we say he found America but the Indians disagree

pain and death his legacy 500 years ago

but if you want to celebrate just dream of the buffalo

if you live in Pine Ridge, Alaska or James Bay

murder on the reservation happens almost every day

they say it's drunken Indians with nothin' left to lose

but this deliberate genocide from the governments never makes the news

look out change is gonna come look out justice will be done

can you see Big Mountain looming through the haze

coal and uranium Indian miners in a daze

slaving for the companies with cancer on the rise

Wall Street's getting richer while those workers drop like flies

look out change is gonna come

look out justice will be done

Native corporations they tear apart the land

sell shares in Mother Nature do the elders understand?

they sell their tribes an empty dream 'cause money is their lord

pocketing the profits while they hang around the fort

look out change is gonna come

look out justice will be done

now the Gwich'in Caribou People's backs are against the wall

because the oil companies they wanna take it all

from America's last wilderness and the home of the caribou

and if they start their drilling then the Gwich'in's days are through

look out change is gonna come

look out justice will be done

have you seen the Lummi Nation or the rest of Puget Sound?

have you considered that we live on Indian ground?

but there's a trail of broken treaties from shore to shore

we're not just talkin' history we're still declaring war

look out change is gonna come

look out justice will be done...

(Thanks to Jim Lindquist, John Neighbor, Dean Evenson and Cha-Da-Ska-Dum Witchtalem (RIP my friend) Happy Columbus Day!)

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