We see you sitting, dark and silent,
War paint on your face.
Time for words is far beyond you,
Rage now sets in its place.
You cry out in anger for your people,
Yet most have tasted the great wrong.
A few remain, but we shun the pain.
Refuse to dance the white man's song.
We loved the land they stole from us,
As our spears fell to the gun.
Now we watch, silent, from the shadows-
That the bloodline may still run.
We never learned the modern language,
Though our words may come the same.
Ambush lies upon the tongue,
The pale man's false words bear no shame.
We are your people, we hear your cry,
It falls not on deaf ears.
But we hold clean spirit, we hold our pride,
And we've passed the time for tears.
For the white man is now the drunken fool,
We've nothing material left to prey.
Now the U.S. Government is stealing all from them,
In the true American way.
When God puts a tear in your eye,
He puts a rainbow in your heart.