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Buffy Sainte-Marie

"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"

[Intro]
Indian legislations on the desk of a do-right Congressman
Now, he don't know much about the issue
So he picks up the phone and he asks advice from the
Senator out in Indian country
Darlings of the energy companies who are
Ripping off what's left of the reservations, huh

[Verse 1]
I learned a safety rule
I don't know who to thank
Don't stand between the reservations and the corporate banks
They send in federal tanks
It isn't nice but it's reality

[Chorus]
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Deep in the Earth
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Cover me with pretty lies
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)

[Verse 2]
They got these energy companies who want the land
And they've got churches by the dozen, want to guide our hands
And sign Mother Earth over to pollution, war, and greed
(Get rich, get rich quick!)

[Chorus]
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Deep in the Earth
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Cover me with pretty lies
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)

[Verse 3]
We get the federal marshals
We get the covert spies
We get the liars by the fire and
We get the FBIs
They lie in court and get nailed
And still Peltier goes off to jail
The bullets don't match the gun!

[Bridge]
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
An eighth of the reservations
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Was transferred in secret
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Oh, the murder and intimidation
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)

[Verse 4]
My girlfriend Annie Mae talked about uranium
Her head was filled with bullets and her body dumped
The FBI cut off her hands and told us she'd died of exposure
Loo loo loo loo loo

[Chorus]
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Deep in the Earth
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Cover me with pretty lies
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)

[Post-Chorus]
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)

[Verse 5]
We had the Gold Rush Wars
Ah, didn't we learn to crawl and now our history gets
Written in a liar's scrawl
They tell ya "ay, honey, you can still be an Indian"
"D-d-down at the Y on Saturday nights"
No!

[Chorus]
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Deep in the Earth
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Cover me with pretty lies
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)

[Outro]
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
(Bury my heart at Wounded Knee)
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee!

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