micah (laerm) wrote,

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Song of the day “I hold the line, the line of strength that pulls me through the fear”

Peter Gabriel “San Jacinto”

Thick cloud — steam ris­ing — hiss­ing stone on sweat lodge fire

Around me — buf­falo robe — sage in bun­dle — rub on skin

Outside — cold air — stand, wait for ris­ing sun

Red paint — eagle feath­ers — coy­ote call­ing — it has begun

Something mov­ing in — I taste it in my mouth and in my heart

It feels like dying — slow — let­ting go of life

Medicine man lead me up through town — Indian ground — so far down

Cut up land — each house — a pool — kids wear­ing water wings — drink in cool

Follow dry river bed — watch scouts and guides make pow-​​wow signs

Past Geronimo’s disco — Sit’n’Bull steak­house — white men dream

A rat­tle in the old man’s sack say — look at moun­tain top — keep climb­ing up

Way above us the desert snow — white wind blow

I hold the line — the line of strength that pulls me through the fear

San Jacinto — I hold the line

San Jacinto — the poi­son bite and dark­ness take my sight — I hold the line

And the tears roll down my swollen cheek — think I’m los­ing it — get­ting weaker

I hold the line — I hold the line

San Jacinto — yel­low eagle flies down from the sun — from the sun

We will walk — on the land

We will breathe — of the air

We will drink — from the stream

We will live — hold the line

Hold the line — Hold the line

We will live — hold the line

Hold the line

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