Neil w YoungWe Will Rise Again
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From my CD album "Old Memories" released June 2016. Available at iTunes, cdbaby.com, cavernofdreams.com and neilwyoung.com.


The song was inspired by the March 1959 bloodless revolution on the Six Nations Reservation in southwestern Ontario, Canada (an event that I remember) by 1,000 warriors led by Wallace Mad Bear Anderson acclaiming the hereditary chiefs as the new government and declaring the RCMP illegally established on the reserve, branding them as trespassers.

I had written the song for my CD album "What Difference Will It Make" and that at the eleventh hour I decided not to include on that album. I resurrected the song for my "Old Memories" CD album and reproduced it to reflect the feeling I had for the song when I wrote it.

WE WILL RISE AGAIN
Cool desert evening, I'm a long way from home
Thought I heard a sound, chills the bone
Thought it was comin' from the past, thought I heard my name
Thought I heard voices singing, “We will rise again.”

“This is the land of our people, this land is our home
This is the land of our spirits, it holds our sacred bones
This land is home to our children
It was passed from tomb to tomb by our Creator
Into the hands of our fathers, from their mother's wombs.”

The times, they're a-changin'
Nothing stays the same
Things that happened then
Now white men can't explain
Thought I heard voices singing,
“We will rise again.
“We will rise again.”

Woke up in the morning, felt wet where I'd been layin'
Thought I heard voices saying, “It's just the warm desert rain
It's filled with tears from our people
From two hundred years of pain
Things that happened then
Now white men can't explain.”

The times, they're a-changin'
Nothing stays the same
Things that happened then
Now white men can't explain
Thought I heard voices singing,
“We will rise again.”

“From the mountains and the rivers
The valleys and the plains
Our drums will call our spirits
To rise up again
Where the buffalo roam
Deer and antelope play
Where eagles soar high keeping
Watch over warrior's graves.”

“Take a message to your people, tell them things you heard
On the blood of our fathers, we live and die by our word.”
Cool desert morning, I'm a long way from home
Thought I heard voices singing, chills the bone

The times, they're a-changin'
Nothing stays the same
Things that happened then
Now white men can't explain
Thought I heard voices singing,
“We will rise again …
”We will rise again ...”

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The Extra Mile
I'm adding this 'war cry' song from Neil as it's an important song and reminds us that Neil has been a significant influence in the rising of the new IMP after IAC. He is a regular and comprehensive supporter and contributor and deserves his place on The Extra Mile Station - IMP will rise and keep rising as long people like Neil are involved. Although he is basically a Country Star with many accolades, his songs are varied and accessible to all tastes.


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