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Lyr Add: Nothing Has Changed (Billy O'Dwyer)

Stewie 14 Jun 09 - 09:36 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: NOTHING HAS CHANGED (Billy O'Dwyer)
From: Stewie
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 09:36 PM

NOTHING HAS CHANGED
(Billy O'Dwyer)

I saw you lying there, dead in the snow
In a picture that was taken so many years ago
And it hung on the wall, like some big old head
A trophy to the men who shot you all dead

In a picture before, men were drinking a toast
They were probably boasting over who shot the most
As they held up their chins and they stuck out their chests
As they posed for their photographs in their Sunday best

Chorus:
And all of you heroes are now dead and gone
You're only remembered in stories and songs
Yesterday's people on yesterday's plains
Everything's different now, but nothing has changed

You were doing the ghost dance; that's how it read
You were calling the spirits of your warrior dead
And the shirts that you got from your medicine man
Were said to stop bullets, but only God can

I was led to believe that when I was young
That the good guy was the cowboy with the big shiny gun
And if you had red skin, well you had to die
It was only a game, but we never knew why

Chorus

Well they sold their movies, and we bought their lies
But our heroes were the ones that we grew to despise
When the great white father had blood on his hands
And he broke all his treaties; and took all your lands

Then they buried you all in a mighty big hole
Without any respect for your body or soul
When their great carbine guns rained down misery
And you died in the snow that day at Wounded Knee

And all of you heroes are now dead and gone
You're only remembered in stories and songs
Yesterday's people on yesterday's plains
Everything's different now, but nothing has changed
Nothing has changed, no nothing has changed
Nothing has changed, nothing has changed
Nothing has changed

Source: transcription from Billy O'Dwyer 'The Time Has Come'

--Stewie.


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