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No People in This Land

Peter Hicks
Language: English


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Written in 1992, this song is sadly even more topical today.(Peter Hicks)
No people in this land,
Terra nullis, no-one to be seen,
No people in this land,
Only savages, born with a black skin.

Your god, he tells you it's a crime,
To take another human life;
But how can killing be a sin
When all you see is a black skin?
Genocide pays for their land,
No guilt, no murder on your hands,
But white man, don't you also know
That you will reap what you have sown?

They said "Black mothers can't give children love,
That gift it comes from god above";
Take from kids the joy they've known,
Lock them up in Christian homes.
"Black skins don't bleed, they don't feel pain,
Black eyes don't cry over again,"
But white man, don't you also know
That you will reap what you have sown?

No people in this land,
Terra nullis, no-one to be seen,
No people in this land,
Only savages, born with a black skin.

Black ways seem worthless in your eyes,
Heathen, backwards, uncivilized;
You stole their land and stole their lives,
But you can't steal a people's pride.
Will you now take time to learn from them,
To understand where you fit in?
Or, white man, you must surely know
We all will reap what you have sown.

No justice in this land,
Terra nullis, nowhere to be seen,
No justice in this land,
For people born with a black skin.

No justice in this land,
Terra nullis, nowhere to be seen,
No justice in this land,
For people born with a black skin.

Contributed by Marcia - 2008/11/26 - 10:06



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