my friend
my friend
our brothers have lost the battle
buzzards
dance the dance of the dead
in the skythe air
hangs heavy with rot
look
blue running red
painting mother earth
blue running red

powder spent
still crisp to the scent
powder spent

sha nak too ah
hear my cry wise one
sha nak too ah
sha nak too ah
sha nak too ah

is all wisdom gone
lost in anger
bear who runs with wolves
brother

you too tarried
you too waited
you too held fast
bear who runs with wolves

walk with me
let us begin a trail
a trail of tears

children
pink rotting never old
this one
the hair of youth on his lips
never calloused
this one
this one
this one

the hillside is covered

sha nak too ah
wise man hear my plea
sha nak too ah
bear who runs with wolves

i feared this
i feared this in the night
moonlight
visions gripping
heritage slipping
i feared this in the night

before dawn’s light
deep in my night
visions gripping
heritage slipping
i feared this before dawn’s light

you too know
you know what today brings
sha nak too ah

for every one dead here
we shall lose a family

for every day lost here
we shall lose a generation

for every drop of blood
we shall lose a bloodline

sha nak too ah

it is finished
no more spring rain dance
no more joy of the hunt
oh bear who runs with wolves
now, who will run with you

the heat of passion
the fire of pain
has opened the trail
the trail of many blizzards
winter comes
winter kills
there is no future

we
you and i
we shed no blood
we ended no lives
yet
our shadow lingers gently
we too
shall join these fallen
these fallen
so many
in the wind of tomorrow

i travelled
a season from my home
a season lost
i shall now return

lost tribe
lost tribe
lost tribe

i will face sha nak too ah

i will cry
for today
i will ache
for tomorrow

go with the speed of sunlight
travel
day and night

return to your home
to your family
cry there
cry there for me
cry there

sha nak too ah
sha nak too ah
sha nak too ah.