After Columbus

2009 Garrett Clevenger

 

G Em G {repeat}

 

G Em After Columbus crossed the sea

C G D the Indians were soon to see

C Em C their homeland completely shrink

G D C G as the white man brought the new world to the brink.

G Em x2

 

G Em Deer skin teepees and moccasins,

C G D painted faces on skin like cinnamon,

C Em C faded away like a long gone day

G D C G as the white man brought the new world disarray.

G Em G x2

 

Bm As Earth keeps gettin' eaten it just don't taste the same.

A The cinnamon is gone, replaced by acid rain,

Bm Stained and maimed with blood and pain. Replacing Eden with what's insane.

A G The new world's not the same

Em since the red man was slain.

G Em G x2

 

G Em Hundreds of tribes. These people thrived.

C G D If only we still had such simple lives.

C Em C But suddenly, their lives were seized

G D C G as the white man brought the new world new disease.

G Em G x2

 

G Em Our Mother Earth gave all of us birth.

C G D Every color has a worth,

C Em C but the blacks and reds lost their heads

G D C G as the white man brought the new world lots of dread.

G Em G x2

 

Bm As Earth keeps gettin' eaten, beaten down again

A by the hands of men killin' the cinnamon

Bm (tore, made sore in war. A horror.) Raping the land and so much, so much more.

A G The new world's not the same

Em Bm since the red man was slain.

 

Bm A Bm A G Em Bm {repeat}

 

Bm Cinnamon or sin of men?

A Cinnamon

Bm or sin of men?

A G The new world's not the same

Em Bm since the cinnamon was slain.