injuninya

Em / B / G

injuninya.mp3

Who do you think you are?
You may not be that far...
Removed.

Who do you think you are?
You may not be that far...
Improved.

Looking at your ancestry,
Is it a mystery?
Looking at our history,
Are we native?

What did the native give,
To your DNA?
What have you to say,
About the way,
We evolved?

Is the revolution of our evolution,
To have brought pollution,
To our gene pool,
Now, in us all... a trace of fool?

Perhaps the result of hubris,
We have developed a nemesis,
Through no fault,
Of our forefathers,
It was us... we did not,
Do what we ought'a,
Now is not the time to blame,
Our predecessors,
We deserve the fame,
For what's wrong with matters,
And, it's nothing to do,
With cultural diversity,
Or, can't you see?
It's more individual...
It has to do with you.

As European sprung from Anglo-Saxon,
Where did the Anglo-Saxon begin?
You'll need to at least,
Go on back to the Middle East,
And, it will likely take ya,
Through Africa,
Then, if you will,
Go back further still,
You may discover America.

Yes, you'll discover the Injun in ya,
That we're all brothers and sisters,
From the same tribe,
Yes, you'll discover the Injun in ya,
We've the same grandfathers and grandmothers,
We're the same inside,
There is Injun in ya!
And, the medicine man does prescribe:
Tolerance and patience,
For those with a superiority.
For those with an inferiority,
Resistance and persistence,
For there is never an instance,
When we're not in this together.

As we're all mortal,
That means we're in this together... forever --
One tribe worldwide.




NOTES
     The Delaware called themselves Lenape or Lenni Lenape, 
     meaning "original people."
          -- Delaware People, Encarta Encyclopedia, 2000


     The Delawares are called "Grandfathers" by the other 
     Algonquin tribes because they believe them to be the 
     oldest and original Algonquin nation.
          -- The Delaware Indians/Lenape, The Ohio Historical Society

     Delaware. They called themselves Lenape or Leni-lenape, 
     equivalent to 'real men,' or 'native, genuine men'
          -- Delaware Indian Tribe, Native American Nations, 2004

  
   In the earliest period, appropriately enough called Paleoindian 
     (for "Old Indian"), which dates from somewhere around 12,000 
     years ago to approximately 10,000 years ago....
          -- The World of the Prehistoric Indian

The Lenape Stone

     FIG. 1 .-The Lenape Stone--Aboriginal picture representing 
     Indians fighting the Hairy Mammoth
          -- discovered in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1872 and 1881.

     ...the mammoth... may be, according to Lyell, 31,000, or Desors, 
     380,000 years old.
          -- The Lenape Stone, H. C. Mercer, 1885

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