Columbus Day

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Celebrate the exploiting of young Native girls
A three-day weekend for the dominant white man
digging for gold in the New World
Columbus shoots slavery into the pure land
What are you doing Columbus Day?
Why try and make the slaver a saint
locked in hell, colonial mind
the original slaver, always a slave
but can we let the demon out?
can we face the truth of the country?
You love a holiday
I am here to say it’s empty
The Knights of Columbus
march with swords in the church
making the mass eerie and black
they wanted a hero who was holy and Catholic
they picked a demon who would cut off your hands
What do you remember, Columbus Day?
they tricked you to make their slaver a saint
they dress up as slavers, but they are all slaves
The Lion calls the demon out
into the light of the country
everyone enjoys this holiday
we are here to say it’s empty
you celebrate Columbus but he was a pimp
he sold young native girls to soul-eating men
I think of Michael Jackson abused as a child
the demons he was haunted by now and then
everyday is Columus Day
when Billie Jean is in the desert for 40 days
she’s bidding her time
until the end of the world
plotting the liberation of the bought and sold girls
The demons, the angels, the Buddhas, and the saints
are coming out
into the light of the country
The Columbus holiday
reclaimed
renamed,
“Liberator Day from Slavery.”

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from Wars Undeclared, released April 15, 2016
Sander Hicks (lead singer/songwriter)
Dale W. Miller (Drums)
Nick Colt (Keys)
Jon Berger (Bass)

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Sander Hicks (lead singer/songwriter)
Dale W. Miller (Drums)
Nick Colt (Keys)
Jon Berger (Bass)

Engineered by Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, Juliana Hatfield) at Nuthouse Studios, Hoboken, NJ and mixed by Erik Colvin (Gina Villalobos, Overlord) in Hollywood, CA.
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