HOW CAN U BUY OR SELL THE SKY

THE WARMTH OF THE LAND
THE IDEA IS STRANGE TO US
IF WE DO NOT OWN THE FRESHNESS OF THE AIR
AND THE SPARKLE OF THE WATERS
HOW CAN U BUY THEM

WAT ABOUT DE LAN, WAT ABOUT DE LAN
WAT ABOUT DE ABORIGINAL MAN
WAT ABOUT DE LAN, WAT ABOUT DE LAN
WAT ABOUT AFRICAN REPERATION
WAT ABOUT DE LAN, WAT ABOUT DE LAN
WAT IS U PLAN FI NATIVE AMERICAN

FRUSTRATION STARVATION
IS DAT U PLAN FI FIRST PEOPLE LAN’

TECK A STAN’ TECK A STAN’
TECK A STAN’ RED MAN TECK A STAN’
TECK A STAN TECK A STAN, TECK A STAN’
AFRIKAN TECK A STAN’
TECK A STAN, TECK A STAN’ TECK A STAN
ABBORIGINAL MAN

U COM’ ON DE LAN’ WID U BIG BIG PLAN
POLLUTIN DE AIR
U JUS’ NUH CARE
MOTHER EARTH CRY
I ASK WHY
LIE LIE LIE

REPEAT: WAT ABOUT DE LAN WAT ABOUT DE LAN
WAT ABOUT U BIG BIG PLAN
WAT ABOUT DE LAN, WAT ABOUT DE LAN
ORIGINAL MAN AFI TECK A STAN’

EVERY PART OF THE EARTH IS SCARED TO MY PEOPLE
EVERY SHININ PINE NEEDLE
EVERY SANDY SHORE
EVERY MIST IN THE DARK WOODS
EVERY CLEARIN IN A HUMMIN INSECT IS HOLY
IN THE MEMORY AND EXPERIENCES OF MY PEOPLE
THE SAP WHICH COURSES THROUGH THE TREES CARRY THE MEMORIES OF THE REDMAN

REPEAT: WAT ABOUT DE LAN WAT ABOUT DE LAN
WAT ABOUT DE AMAZON MAN
WAT ABOUT DE LAN WAT ABOUT DE LAN
WAT ABOUT TURTLE ISLAND
WAT ABOUT DE LAN WAT ABOUT DE LAN
WAT ABOUT DE ANCIENT NUBIANS
WAT ABOUT, WAT ABOUT WAT U DID IN HISTORY
400 YEARS OF AFRIKAN MISERY
DE PAIN STILL STAIN, THE GAME IS DE SAME

WAT ABOUT DE LAN (REPEAT CHORUS)

THE RIVERS ARE OUR BROTHERS
THEY QUENCH OUR THIRST
THE RIVERS CARRY OUR CANOES
AND FEED OUR CHILDREN
IF WE SELL U OUR LAN’
U MUST REMEMBER
AND TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
THAT THE RIVERS ARE OUR BROTHERS AND YOURS
AND YOU MUST HENCEFORTH GIVE THE RIVERS
THE KINDNESS YOU WOULD GIVE TO ANY BROTHER
( REPEAT CHORUS)
CAN YOU NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT U HAVE DONE
TO THE PEOPLE OF THE SUN
CAN U NOT SEE THE MISERY
WAKE UP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE
OR DESTINY WILL HAVE TO DECIDE YOUR FAITH

WAT ABOUT DE LAN WAT ABOUT DE LAN
WAT ABOUT DE ABORIGINAL MAN
WAT ABOUT DE LAN WAT ABOUT DE LAN
WAT ABOUT AFRICAN REPERATION
WAT ABOUT DE LAN WAT ABOUT DE LAN
WAT IS U PLAN FOR NATIVE AMERICAN
WAT ABOUT DE AMAZON MAN


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