Cherokee

Album: Fight To Survive (1984)
  • You were wild and you were free
    You would search your destiny
    But the white man came and took your land away
    You were fire and you were flame
    You were blood inside that (vein)
    How he brought you fame the day he came to stay

    I hear you howling through the night
    The wind is cold the moons are fading
    The pride and sorrow curse the light
    And wakes a vengeance in your heart

    You were young but you were wise
    You were smoke that always raised
    How they put you down and spit upon your name
    You were snow and you were rain
    You would walk without a shame
    But they changed your life and gave you all the blame

    The sound of thunder breaks the arch
    Ten thousand riders side by side
    The time has come to end the fight
    For their freedom, for their right

    [Chorus]
    Cherokee, riding free
    You ride into the sky
    Where your spirit lives forever
    Cherokee, riding free
    You ride into the sky
    Where all your freedom lasts forever

    The fire burns tonight
    We all recall the fight
    Where blood was shed without a reason
    Two hundred years have passed since you stood ashore
    And raped your land down to the core

    [Chorus:Repeat x2] Writer/s: VITO BRATTA, MIKE TRAMP
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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