Neil Young vs the Dakota Access Pipeline: ‘Indian Givers’ (video,lyrics)

by Soy Capitan on September 19, 2016 in Cultura, El Now, Video


OG activist Neil Young stands up for the Standing Rock Sioux and against the Dakota Access Pipeline in this new song and video — Indian Givers.

The lyrics include the story of Dale “Happy” American Horse Jr., a Native activist who was busted after chaining himself to a digger machine at the site.

Mira los lyrics:

There’s a battle raging on the sacred land
Our brothers and sisters have to take a stand
Against us now for what we all been doing
On the sacred land there’s a battle brewing

I wish somebody would share the news

Now it’s been about 500 years
We keep taking what we gave away
Just like what we call Indian givers
It makes you sick and gives you shivers

I wish somebody would share the news

Big money going backwards and ripping the soil
Where graves are scattered and blood was boiled
When all who look can see the truth
But they just move on and keep their groove

I wish somebody would share the news

Saw Happy locked to the big machine
They had to cut him loose and you know what that means
That’s when Happy went to jail
Behind big money justice always fails

I wish somebody would share the news

Bring back the days when good was good
Lose these imposters in our neighborhood
Across our farms and through our waters
All at the cost of our sons and daugthers

Our brave sons and daughters
We’re all here together fighting poison waters
Standing against the evil way
That’s what we have at the end of day

I wish somebody would share the news

{ 2 comments }

Reyes Mata September 21, 2016 at 9:57 AM

Ese Lalo, just a note saying hello. I saw you at a presentation in El Paso a while back. You took a picture with myself, my fiance (now wife!) and son and daughter. My son told you the joke about White’s giving up on battling immigration and instead requesting them to jump the fence in proper order. Anyways, saying Q’vo from El Paso. Keep up the fight. We need Chicanos to keep mobilizing. — RMATA.

Reyes Mata September 21, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Great video.

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