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D    Bm       {repeat}

 

D        Bm             After Columbus    crossed the sea

G  D  A                 the Indians            were soon to see

G    Bm  G            their homeland      completely shrink

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

D    Bm       x2

 

D        Bm             Deer skin teepees  and moccasins,

G  D  A                 painted faces         on skin like cinnamon,

G    Bm  G            faded away            like a long gone day

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

D   Bm D        x2

 

F#m                      As Earth keeps gettin' eaten      it just don't taste the same.

E                          The cinnamon is gone,              replaced by acid rain.

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

E        D                The new world's                       not the same

Bm    D                 since the red man was slain.

D    Bm       x2

 

D        Bm             Hundreds of tribes.          These people thrived.

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

G    Bm  G            But suddenly,                 their lives were seized

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

D    Bm       x2

 

D        Bm             Our Mother Earth           gave all of us birth.

G  D  A                 Every color                     has a worth,

G    Bm  G            but the blacks and reds    lost their heads

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

D   Bm D        x2

 

F#m                      As Earth keeps gettin' eaten,     beaten down again

E                          by the hands of humen              killin' the cinnamon

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

E        D                The new world's                       not the same

Bm    F#m            since the red man was slain.

 

F#m      

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E     D   

Bm   F#m    

 

{repeat}

 

F#m            Cinnamon or sin of men?         

E                 Cinnamon

F#m            or sin of men?                         

E        D       The new world's not the same

Bm    F#m   since the cinnamon was slain.