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Sacred
Crude
Tender
Earth
Cold hearts pumping
Thick black blood
Sever the veins
Let it leak into the body

Sacred
Body
Patient
Ghosts
Their Nation was here
Before our nation's birth
Those who remain
Will still be standing

Let loose the dogs
We'll keep the things we took
And we'll shoot you in the face
If we don't like the way you look

Sacred
Ground
Heavy
Bones
Safe in the cradle
Of their mother’s womb
Never suspected it would
Be cut open

Sacred
Water
Mother
Giver
Speak, scream, and fight for her
but they won't listen
Forcing it inside
without her permission

Let loose the dogs
We'll keep the things we took
And we'll shoot you in the face
If we don't like the way you look

Sacred ground

Brave spirits are riding on steeds with their descendants
Sioux pursuing suited parasitic stratigraphic rapists
Who pierce the soil and suck and suck, their hunger never sated
Fat ticks on a starving dog, as she’s slowly overtaken
Her tears purest lake water gift to her children
While corporations spin a lie into a future promise broken
Repeating the sins to which they've never admitted
From dark chapters of history, conveniently omitted
A modicum of empathy would help in deciding
Or should we go back to December 29th of 1890
How many million barrels of blood flowed through Dakota
Buried deeper than your hands in her pockets to hit your quota

Sacred ground

Those who remain will still be standing

On sacred ground

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from Sacred Ground (Benefit for Standing Rock Sioux Reservation #NoDAPL), released October 6, 2016
Lauren Herrmann: ukuleles, lyrics, vocals
Fatt Merguson: bass guitar
Lloyd Bonafide: vocals
Ryan Hake: vocals

Recorded by Lau & Raphael.
Mixed by Lau.
Mastered by Bibby.
www.bibbysound.com

more from nearer:breath can be found at nearerbreath.bandcamp.com

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