I'm a simple man With a simple name From this soil my people came In this soil remain Oh yeah, oh yeah
We made us our shoes We trod soft on the land But the immigrant built roads On our blood and sand Oh yeah, oh yeah
White man, White man Don't you see the light behind your blackened skies White man, White man You took away the sight to blind my simple eyes White man, White man Where you gonna hide From the hell you've made ?
Oh the Red man knows war With his hands and his knives On the bible you swore Fought your battle with lies Oh yeah
Leave my body in shame Leave my soul in disgrace But by every God's name Say your prayers for your race Oh yeah
White man, White man Our country was green and all our rivers wide White man, White man You came with a gun and soon our children died White man, White man Don't you give a light for the blood you've shed Oooh yeah
Oh White man, White man (White man) White man, White man Fought your battle with lies, yeah White man, White man - but weren't too civilized yeah White man, White man Take a look around Every skin and bone Hey
What is left of your dream ? Just the words on your stone A man who learned how to teach Then forgot how to learn Oh yeah
Writer/s: BRIAN HAROLD MAY
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Stefano from Rome, ItalyStu, maybe this song have attracted very little comment because the music industry (meaning not only discography majors like EMI, but also the specialised press) have never been comfortable with Queen as "socially meaningful" group. It's very far easier considering them as the typical glam, fashionable, frivolous, eccentric pop band exactly fitting its glam, fashionable etc. frontman. Most media have always talked about Queen only for gossip-esque, sometimes absolutely false, news. Brian May also wrote a song about this (Scandal).
Jonathon from Clermont, FlOne of the most underrated Queen songs. Brain may detuned his guitar on this number.
Stu from Fife, ScotlandI find it interesting that this song (which is about the terrible fate of native Americans after Europeans arrived) attracts very little comment, while Zombie by the Cranberries (which is about Northern Ireland's troubled history)has caused all hell to break loose! Selective memory is a dangerous thing.
Theresa from San Diego, CaI love this song, along with all the other Queen songs! Queen ROcks
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.