Don’t Drink The Water.

Screen Shot 08-17-16 at 07.19 PM I think this is a great song against oppression, invasion, taking over another nation’s or people’s land or resources and sums it up quite well, whether referring to injustice done to Native and other Indiginous people or invading other countries.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND LYRICS

“Don’t Drink The Water”

Come out come out
No use in hiding
Come now come now
Can you not see?
There’s no place here
What were you expecting
Not room for both
Just room for me

So you will lay your arms down
Yes I will call this home

Away away
You have been banished
Your land is gone
And given me

And here I will spread my wings
Yes I will call this home

What’s this you say?
You feel a right to remain?
Then stay and I will bury you

What’s that you say
Your father’s spirit still lives in this place
I will silence you

Here’s the hitch
Your horse is leaving
Don’t miss your boat
It’s leaving now

And as you go I will spread my wings
Yes I will call this home

I have no time to justify to you
Fool, you’re blind, move aside for me
All I can say to you my new neighbor
Is you must move on or I will bury you

Now as I rest my feet by this fire
Those hands once warmed here
I have retired them
I can breathe my own air
I can sleep more soundly
Upon these poor souls
I’ll build heaven and call it home
Cause you’re all dead now

I live with my justice
I live with my greedy need
I live with no mercy
I live with my frenzied feeding
I live with my hatred
I live with my jealousy
I live with the notion
That I don’t need anyone but me

Don’t drink the water
Don’t drink the water
There’s blood in the water
Don’t drink the water

 

 

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