Song A Week #4 "Stand With Standing Rock (Water Is Life)" Jeff Powers

This song is about the stand off between the DAPL and the Native Americans. The DAPL is trying to build a pipeline through their sacred land and under the Missouri River near their Reservation. The Native Americans at the stand off call themselves the Water Protectors instead of protesters. The DAPL says the pipeline is safe but of course somewhere sometime it will leak like any other pipe and it will certainly contaminate their water supply and devastate the environment.

DAPL has sent in mercenaries, Bismark Police, attack Dogs, Goons, Military equipment, Drones, Helicopters, they've jammed facebook feeds and all media feeds and they've harassed, arrested, shot the Native Americans with rubber bullets (so far) to try and intimidate them.

Also, they've harassed and arrested journalists and documentary film makers on bogus charges so people outside of the area can't see what's going on...this is the power of big business (money)...they can do what they want without any consequences....I'm afraid their will be another Wounded Knee type incident.

The militarized police who are doing the will of DAPL are just waiting for an opportunity to say they had to defend themselves. The Native Americans have been unarmed, totally peaceful and have led prayer circles but if one small thing happens the Police/Military are going to open fire on the Native Americans.



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Stand With Standing Rock (Water Is Life)  music/lyrics Jeff Powers


Verse 1

Water is life for us
Care for mother earth
Some people take all they can get
They don't care if nothing's left
Just as long as they make money
Just as long as they get rich

Chorus
Stand with standing rock we all are brothers
Stand with standing rock they are protectors
Water is life
Clean water is our right

Verse 2
Treat the World like it's heaven
Leave it safe for the children
This is what wisdom would have you think
But CEOs don't care what you drink
Just as long as they make money
Just as long as they get rich

Chorus
Stand with standing rock we all are brothers
Stand with standing rock they are protectors
Water is life
Clean water is our right

Bridge
Long as the river flows
Long as the sun shines
Return unto the four winds
Peace is in the souls of men

Chorus
Stand with standing rock we all are brothers
Stand with standing rock they are protectors
Water is life
Clean water is our right

Verse 3
Leave the world a better place
Protect it for all the human race
A CEO is riding his golf cart
He needs a new mansion cause his life's been hard
Just as long as they make money
Just as long as they get rich

Chorus/Outro
Stand with standing rock we all are brothers
Stand with standing rock they are protectors
Water is life
Clean water is our right
Stand with standing rock we all are brothers
Stand with standing rock they are protectors

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