My People Come from the Land

by Frank Waln

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Pre Chorus My people come from the land (3x) On which you stand Still fighting the white man (2x) Verse 1 The path of an arrow’s narrow/ my people living in peril With several flows I’m armed wrestling with white devils Disheveled but never settle/ these settlers ain’t on my level Give me bass give me treble/ I’m troubled but never tremble Rekindled the Seven Council Fires/ Keepers of the Flame Land of the Burnt Thigh/ It’s even in my name I’m a symbol Sicangu is how I rumble I may stumble but mi oyate akicita I’ll never crumble Survivors of genocide the trauma’s got me trapped I used to keep it inside until I decide to rap My ancestors ain’t die for me to lie in my raps Can’t take it sitting down/ instead i’m fighting back Fuck your system fuck your capitalism They took the land, made us sick and gave us alcoholism They took away your wisdom/ they took away your health We’re gonna get it back and we’re gonna honor our selves Pre Chorus My people come from the land (3x) On which you stand Still fighting the white man (2x) Chorus (Lakota) Mita Oyate Ki Makoce Etanhanpi (my people come from the land) (4x) Verse 2 My tribe cannot survive as long as the settlers will thrive For centuries on this land this committed genocide They don’t feel the land/ they kill the land Tried to kill the Indian and save the man Settlers slaughter/ they poison water From Flint, MI to Standing Rock The land is hot/ the land is hurt I feel it too/ I’m from the earth My flesh and blood the color of the dirt I am blessed enough to love my mother first Talking Mother Earth/ Unci Maka Lakota Makoce Ah Wasagya/ give me strength Hair like the land and it grow at length wokiksuye / they cut our grandparents’ braids Took them to that boarding school where our grandparents stayed Cut them off from the ways that their grandparents prayed They’re trying to build a pipeline over my grandparents’ grave There ain’t no stopping this rez life from blinding us Ain’t no stopping these problems from finding us It’s like I run with nowhere to go My Nation is a Rosebud with nowhere to grow Pre Chorus My people come from the land (3x) On which you stand Still fighting the white man (2x) Chorus (Lakota) Mita Oyate Ki Makoce Etanhanpi (my people come from the land) (4x)
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Pre Chorus My people come from the land (3x) On which you stand Still fighting the white man (2x) Verse 1 The path of an arrow’s narrow/ my people living in peril With several flows I’m armed wrestling with white devils Disheveled but never settle/ these settlers ain’t on my level Give me bass give me treble/ I’m troubled but never tremble Rekindled the Seven Council Fires/ Keepers of the Flame Land of the Burnt Thigh/ It’s even in my name I’m a symbol Sicangu is how I rumble I may stumble but mi oyate akicita I’ll never crumble Survivors of genocide the trauma’s got me trapped I used to keep it inside until I decide to rap My ancestors ain’t die for me to lie in my raps Can’t take it sitting down/ instead i’m fighting back Fuck your system fuck your capitalism They took the land, made us sick and gave us alcoholism They took away your wisdom/ they took away your health We’re gonna get it back and we’re gonna honor our selves Pre Chorus My people come from the land (3x) On which you stand Still fighting the white man (2x) Chorus (Lakota) Mita Oyate Ki Makoce Etanhanpi (my people come from the land) (4x) Verse 2 My tribe cannot survive as long as the settlers will thrive For centuries on this land this committed genocide They don’t feel the land/ they kill the land Tried to kill the Indian and save the man Settlers slaughter/ they poison water From Flint, MI to Standing Rock The land is hot/ the land is hurt I feel it too/ I’m from the earth My flesh and blood the color of the dirt I am blessed enough to love my mother first Talking Mother Earth/ Unci Maka Lakota Makoce Ah Wasagya/ give me strength Hair like the land and it grow at length wokiksuye / they cut our grandparents’ braids Took them to that boarding school where our grandparents stayed Cut them off from the ways that their grandparents prayed They’re trying to build a pipeline over my grandparents’ grave There ain’t no stopping this rez life from blinding us Ain’t no stopping these problems from finding us It’s like I run with nowhere to go My Nation is a Rosebud with nowhere to grow Pre Chorus My people come from the land (3x) On which you stand Still fighting the white man (2x) Chorus (Lakota) Mita Oyate Ki Makoce Etanhanpi (my people come from the land) (4x)

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released October 14, 2019

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Award winning Hip Hop artist/producer from the Rosebud Reservation.

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