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Natives


by Family Rankin. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - Y


For all our languages we can't communicate
For all of our native tongues we're all natives here
Sons of their fathers dream the same dream
The sound of forbidden words becomes a scream
Voices in anger, victims of history
Plundered and set aside, grown fat on swallowed pride

With promises of paradise and gifts of beads and knives
Missionaries, pioneers are soldiers in disguise
Saviours and conquerors, they make us wait
The fishers of men they wave their truth like bait
With the touch of a stranger's hand
Innocence turns to shame
The spirit that dwelt within, now sleeps out in the rain

For all of our languages we can't communicate
For all our native tongues, we're all natives here
The scars of the past are slow to disappear
The cries of the dead are always in our ear
Only the very safe can talk about wrong and right
Of those who are forced to choose
Some will choose to fight

For all of our languages we can't communicate.



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Album: Other Songs A - Y Lyrics
cd Buy "Other Songs A - Y" CD
  1. As I Roved Out
  2. Bells
  3. Blue Eyed Suzie
  4. Borders And Time
  5. Endless Seasons
  6. Fare Thee Well Love
  7. Fisherman Song
  8. Followed Her Around (Jimmy Rankin)
  9. Forty Days And Nights
  10. Gillis Mountain
  11. Johnny Tulloch
  12. Leis An Lurgainn (Boat Song)
  13. Lisa Brown
  14. Malcolm Murray
  15. Midnight Angel (Jimmy Rankin)
  16. Mull River Shuffle
  17. Natives
  18. North Country
  19. Oich U Agus Hiuraibh Eile (Love Song)
  20. Orangedale Whistle
  21. Padstow (The May Morning Song)
  22. Rise Again
  23. Saved In The Arms
  24. Tailor's Daughter
  25. Tell My Ma
  26. The Braes Of Margaree
  27. The Eyes Of Margaret
  28. The River
  29. Tramp Miner
  30. Turn That Boat Around
  31. We rise again
  32. You Feel The Same Way Too
  33. Your Boat's Lost At Sea

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