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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Identity Crisis In America


Bill Nye sings his death song for America.

I cannot find the quote, so any help with attribution would be appreciated, but the gist is:

Guess what? This time, you are the Indians.

Word:



You finally found the mainstream
In the middle of your life
You tapped into a vein
Of endless gold chains
Now you’re locked up tight
Tearing down the middle of it
Splitting it right in half
Bobbing up and down the waves
Like a runaway slave
On a huck finn raft

Chorus:
Take your wife
Take your family
Take your gun
Running through the woods
And the burned out neighborhoods
Looking for someone
A warrior of your tribe
A place you can hide
’til the war has begun
’cause in the fields before the flood
You’ll be spilling blood
Like a native son

Where you gonna run to
There ain’t no underground
If only you could fly
You’d cut across the sky
Like a rifle round
Oh, who are your people
And where is your homeland
’cause they’re dying side by side
At the river of pride
Where we tried to take a stand

Chorus twice

In the fields before the flood
You’ll be spilling blood
Like a native son


(h/t to Alvie for the musical reference)

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check those lyrics again...

"A warrior from your tribe"

April 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Disciple of Night said...

History is cruel irony.

April 12, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Anonymous GardenSERF said...

Native Americans in the sense that the new Americans no longer have the land under their feet as their own domain anymore? You mean like Texas allowing China partial ownership of the oil and gas beneath them?

When it comes to the legacy for future generations, trading that flat screen TV for title and access wasn't any different than the colorful glass beads.

April 12, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep in mind John Hiatt wrote this song over 15 years ago.

KPN3%

April 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Bill Nye said...

CA,

Thank you for the link.

April 12, 2011 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger ranamacar said...

I believe the quote came from ProLibertate:
http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2010/07/eminent-domain-were-all-indians-now.html

Reference was to eminent domain seizure of land.

ranamacar

April 13, 2011 at 5:45 AM  
Blogger Arctic Patriot said...

"When it comes to the legacy for future generations, trading that flat screen TV for title and access wasn't any different than the colorful glass beads."

Bingo.

AP

April 13, 2011 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

I got no indentity crisis. I am a man who is going to live until I die. And I am going to live as a free man. Blood and hell will follow those who can't understand that.

April 13, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo Encore nice wah wah on that hot guitar!

April 18, 2011 at 4:36 PM  

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