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Natives


by John McDermott. Buy album CD: Love is a Voyage


For all our languages we can't communicate
For all our native tongues we're all native here
Sons of their fathers' dream the same dream
The sound of forbidden words become a scream
Voices of anger, victims of history
Plundered and set aside, grown fat on swallowed pride
With promises of paradise and gifts of beads and knives
Missionaries and pioneers are all soldiers in disguise
Saviors and conquerors they make us wait
The fishers of men they wave their truth like bait
With the touch of a strangers' hand innocence turns to shame
The spirit that dwelt within it sleeps out in the rain
For all our native tongues 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 ears
Only the very safe can talk about wrong and right
Of those who are forced to choose some will choose to fight

Promesses de paradis terrestre,
presents de perles et de coutreaux
Missionnaires et poinniers sont des soldats saveurs deguises
Survivants et conquerants,
ils nous font attendre
Des charlatans ondulant
leur verite comme un applat
Au toucher d'une main atrange
l'innocence se convertit en deshonneur
L'esprit qui demeure a l'interieur
dort dans la pluie

Malgre toutes nos langues,
nous ne pouvons communiquer
Malgre toutes nos langues natives,
nous sommes tous natifs ici
Les cicatrices du passe sont lentes a disparaitre
Les complaintes des morts resonnent toujours
dans notre tete le bien du mal
De ceux forces de choisir,
quelques uns choisiront de lutter



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Album: Love is a Voyage (1999) Lyrics
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  1. Daughter of mine
  2. No change in me
  3. Sonny's dream
  4. Hello in there
  5. Natives
  6. Guardian angel
  7. Friend like you
  8. Never be the sun
  9. Voyage
  10. Here There & Everywhere
  11. When You & I Were Young
  12. When you and i were young, maggie
  13. Mary of argyle
  14. Oh rowan tree
  15. Winter Clothes
  16. Steal away
  17. Postcard From Paris
  18. The mountains of mourne
  19. Sweet Sister Mary
  20. The green isle of erin
  21. One Small Star
  22. The last rose of summer (another version)

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