Stolen Land

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Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC ( /ˈkoʊbərn/ KOH-bərn; born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. His most recent album was released in March 2011. He has written songs in styles ranging from folk to jazz-influenced rock to rock and roll. more »


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1987
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From Tierra del Fuego to Ungava Bay
The history of betrayal continues to today
The spirit of Almighty Voice, the ghost of Anna Mae
Call like thunder from the mountain, you can hear them say "it's a stolen land"
Stolen land

Apartheid in Arizona, slaughter in Brazil
If bullets don't get good PR there's other ways to kill
Kidnap all the children, put 'em in a foreign system
Bring them up in no-man's land where no one really wants them, it's a stolen land
Stolen land

It's a stolen land, but it's all we've got
It's a stolen land, and there's no going back
It's a stolen land, and we'll never forget
It's a stolen land, and we're not through yet

In my mind I catch a picture, big black raven in the sky
Looking at the ocean, sail reflected in black eye
Sail as white as heroin, white like weathered bones
Rum and guns and smallpox gonna change the face of home in this stolen land
Stolen land

If you're like me you'd like to think we've learned from our mistakes
Enough to know we can't play god with others' lives at stake
So now we've all discovered the world wasn't only made for whites
What step are you gonna take to try and set things right in this stolen land?
Stolen land

It's a stolen land, but it's all we've got
It's a stolen land, and there's no going back
It's a stolen land, and we'll never forget
It's a stolen land, and we're not through yet

Oh, it's a stolen land, and there's no going back
It's a stolen land, but it's all we've got
It's a stolen land, and we'll never forget
It's a stolen land, and we're not through yet

It's a stolen land, but it's all we've got
It's a stolen land, and there's no going back
It's a stolen land, and we'll never forget
It's a stolen land, and we're not through yet

It's a stolen land
It's a stolen land
It's a stolen land
It's a stolen land

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Written by: BRUCE COCKBURN, HUGH WILLIAM MARSH

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