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Too Greedy for Wisdom

Keiron Mason
Language: English


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[2007]
Lyrics by Keiron Mason
Music by Keiron Mason and Joaquín Rodrigo (→ the "Aranjuez" tune)

Keiron Mason

"This song was motivated by readings on indigenous peoples/colonisations and a few travel experiences.. " (Keiron)
Pictures of lost people stolen from home
makes my heart cry
Your eyes asking questions
That no-one can answer
How helpless I feel..
Torn from your lives to make way
for a white man with fortune -in his sights..
They murdered and raped
Till they had it their way
How could this be,
How can man be
like this?

They could've learnt so much from you
Before they murdered you
You could have learnt so much from them
Before they murdered you..
They were too greedy for wisdom.

Your face speaks such truth that is tells me
You understand this earth
That happiness comes from within
And can't just be bought and sold
Like the slaves you became,
Like the slaves you became..

That the wind gives our first breath
And receives our last gasp says much to me
Your religion was true to the land
And your people, and you never knew of Jesus Christ
How can man be
Like this?

They could've learnt so much from you
Before they murdered you
You could've learnt so much from them
Before they murdered you..
They were too greedy for wisdom..

{~"Aranjuez" tune~}

And as I sit here some hundred years on from these times
I wonder why
Our education don't teach us these truths so important
For progress..
And you're so wrong to brush these disasters away
As if nothing was done wrong
How can we expect to develop our mind
When you keep so much from us

And now we haven't changed
No we haven't changed
How can we change? We must educate
How can we change? We must educate..

Contributed by giorgio - 2012/4/28 - 20:15



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