Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hold On

Hold On

Written by Patty Hunter

Copyrighted ©

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

This is for Leonard Peltier

Main:

Many moons ago, something had happened.

What had transpired during those dreadful hours?

The days that led up to horrible slaughters.

Whose fault was it, people had asked why

In the end, Leonard was a patsy for this ultimate lie.


Chorus:

When will they let Peltier go?

His hands are as clean as snow

Why are they holding him so?

Will we ever know?

Oh, Leonard Peltier, we’re with you, son.

Hold on.


Main:

Ever since the settlers came forth in wagons,

There was trouble with both races since day one.

When the dust had settled, many were lost.

And the precious lands, the natives once held,

Were no longer theirs to be used as hunting grounds.


Chorus:

When will they let Peltier go?

His hands are as clean as snow.

Why are they holding him so?

Will we ever know?

Oh, Leonard Peltier, we’re with you, son

Hold on.


Bridge (1)

For all of these centuries, not a day went by,

Without some injustice poured unto the Native sons.

Many people died on their reservations, without hope.

We must band together, you and I, for their future

Is at stake, the physical and spirit needs to be whole.


Bridge (2)

But, we will prevail, because Leonard is our brother.

We will peacefully band together around the world

Shouting and praying for his release

So that our brother can walk again on green grass

See the blue skies and be free once again.


Chorus:

When will they let Peltier go?

His hands are as clean as snow.

Why are they holding him so?

Will we ever know?

Oh, Leonard Peltier, we’re with you, son.

Hold on.


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