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  1. Indigenous

From the recording Indigenous

Written after my traditional Lakota vision quests from lessons learned over four years. It asserts, as Phil Crazybull, our medicine man used to say, "We are all indigenous." Meaning we are all connected to mother earth. No one person or race has more right to the planet than any other - we all share it. "mitakuye oyasin" meaning "we are all related" is the core belief of the Lakota. It is the thing that one tries to keep in mind at all times. Not just people are conneted but all things - plants, animals, stones, everything.

Lyrics

Indigenous
 
I am the sky
And the earth below
I'm never lost
Anywhere I go
I am the rain
And the barren land
I see myself In each grain of sand
 
Oh, I'm not alone
The earth is my home
 
Chorus:
We are all indigenous
Totally original
Lightning, sea and stardust
We are all indigenous
 
I dig and climb
And pull the plow
I swim and fly
I'll show you how
I am the grass
And the ancient trees
The spark of life
Carried on the breeze
 
Oh, I'm not alone
The earth is my home
 
Chorus
 
We breathe the same air
And drink the same water
Our bodies share the same mother
 
©2001 Derrik Jordan Hilljoy Music (BMI) (802)387-4050
hilljoy@sover.net www.derrikjordan.com