John Trudell: Crazy Horse

I am happy to have been tagged by Sana of  My Journey with Hijab for a  3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge’.  This is Day #1. Many thanks to Sana for inviting me to participate. If you haven’t already visited her blog you might want to take a look–you’ll find humour, thoughtful reflections, spiritual quotes, words of compassion and more.

The rules for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge:

1. Thank the blogger, who nominated you.

2.  Choose three consecutive days to share a new quote on your blog.  They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything that inspires you… Which means, it can be from yourself, too!

3. On each of the three days, nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this mission impossible endeavor (if they dare!).

Today’s challenge nominees are:  the secretkeeper, in medias res, Stuff and what if…

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 John Trudell was a Native American activist, author, poet, actor and musician. He recently passed away on December 8, 2015.  A spiritual man, he viewed nature and man as one. A false dichotomy between human beings and the natural world has contributed to our ability to pollute the land, water, earth and air.

Crazy Horse
We Hear what you say
One earth one mother
One does not sell the earth
The people walk upon
We are the land
How do we sell our mother
How do we sell the stars
How do we sell the air

Crazy Horse
We hear what you say

Too many people
Standing their ground
Standing the wrong ground
Predator’s face he possessed a race
Possession a war that doesn’t end
Children of god feed on children of earth
Days people don’t care for people
These days are the hardest
Material fields material harvest
decoration on chain that binds
Mirrors gold the people lose their minds

Crazy Horse
We Hear what you say
One earth one mother
One does not sell the earth
The people walk upon

Today is now and then
Dream smokes touch the clouds
On a day when death didn’t die
Real world time tricks shadows lie
Red white perception deception
Predator tries civilising us
But the tribes will not go without return
Genetic light from the other side
A song from the heart our hearts to give
The wild days the glory days live

Crazy Horse
We Hear what you say
One earth one mother
One does not sell the earth
The people walk upon
We are the land
How do we sell our mother
How do we sell the stars
How do we sell the air

Crazy Horse
We hear what you say
Crazy Horse
We hear what you say
We are the seventh generation
We are the seventh generation

Crazy Horse, We hear what you say.

John Trudell:  spoken word
Quiltman:  Traditional Vocals
Mark Shark:  slide guitar and percussion
Ricky Eckstein:  Keyboards and percussion
Billy Watts:  Electric guitar

‘Crazy Horse’ is the first track on John Trudell’s Bone Days album.

5 thoughts on “John Trudell: Crazy Horse

  1. Thanks you Janice for picking up this challenge . I like your posts always the way you put your concern for environment and this earth is commendable, I should admit I have learnt a lot through your posts.Keep posting, you are doing a great work in educating people ,making the m aware about importance of environment and to be concerned for it in similar way like we do for other things in our life.

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