Give the Land Back to the Land

October 28, 2010


above one wise man: From the Guess Who album Share the Land – 1970
Land: It is not ours. It is a gift and not a posession any more than our bodies are our possession. Land is a part of us/we are a part of the land. Do not abuse it.
I really have a crush on this OZ guy’s music/lyrics/style.

Xavier Rudd – Land Rights
Youtube post by Jieeakba
(music starts about 15 secs into the video)

land rights lyrics

because it was sacred, because it was home
because these were feelings, from so long ago
they listened to the spirits, that came up strong
they all pulled together, to sing their song

this is how they did it, spears by their side
they stood on the mountain, for their land rights
all the people noticed, the movement took flight
they said this is our home, these are our rights
this is our home, these are our rights

country it was taken, land dug up
families were broken, spirits were crushed
the language that was silenced, is now free to be passed
the cup that was empty, is slowly filling up

so we can pull together, show our children it is time
you see, this is our home, these are our rights
this is our home, there are our rights
this is our home, there are our rights


Xavier Rudd – Footprint on West Newfoundland and Manhattan

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