What Made the Red Man Red

by Frank Waln

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Verse 1:
Your history books (lies)/ Your holidays (lies)
Thanksgiving lies and Columbus Day
Tell me why I know more than the teacher
Tell me why I know more than the preacher
Tell me why you think the red man is red
Stained with the blood from the land you bled
Tell me why you think the red man is dead
With a fake headdress on your head
Tell me what you know about thousands of Nations
Displaced and confined to concentration camps called reservations
We died for the birth of your nation
Hollywood portrays us wrong (like savages)
History books say we're gone (like savages)
Your god and church say we're wrong (like savages)
We're from the Earth, it made us strong

Chorus

Verse 2:
Savages is as savage does
The white man came and ravaged us
Caused genocide/ look in my eyes
and tell me who you think the savages was

Bridge (2x):
Manifest destiny arrested what's best for me
They kill my culture/ America made a mess of me
You inherited everything we die for and all we get is a got damn mascot

Hook:
You made me red when you killed my people
Made me red when you bled my tribe
Made me red when you killed my people
(Like savages/ Like savages)

Chorus

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released December 29, 2015

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

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