Standing Rock Plain (Alternate Version 18 Dec 2016)

from by Buck Curran

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It shakes me to the core to know that in 2016 great atrocities are being perpetrated on people in the middle of America at the hands of corporate ambitions and greed. The people and families protesting at Standing Rock are Americans struggling for their rights, safety, integrity and future of their land. Their stance is a Vital cause for every American. I am Dedicating this song to all The Brave Women, Men, and Children peacefully protesting and enduring atrocity at Standing Rock and everywhere around the World. I believe with all my being in protecting the environment and human rights efforts. Places like Standing Rock are Ground Zero for our collective present and future generations.
(This recording is a raw demo, my initial attempt at recording this song that I was compelled to first write at 7:00am on 3 November 2016 as my wife, pregnant with our child, left out the door to teach a class of children who are immigrants in Italy. I couldn't stand knowing what kind of future lies ahead for our child, for the children she was going to teach, for the children, women and men who are standing up to the cohersion at Standing Rock. I am already a father of two children in Maine and have been witness to terrible events like this for decades. As well, I am a Veteran of the US Navy. I would like to imagine a progress life, a progressive World filled with empathy and love). Any donations towards this song will go to relief efforts at Standing Rock and towards recording a proper studio version of the song. John Trudell's writing has been a big influence on me for over two decades...I would encourage everyone to seek out his writing.
- Buck Curran, 3 December 2016

lyrics

Standing Rock Plain (Lryics):

You pulled me close and kissed my goodbye
Said you'd see me next month, in the harvest moonlight
Travel safe my dear, don't get caught in the rain,
was the last thing you said, before I rode away

(chorus)
I'm Taking my horse to Standing Rock Plain
Where the sisters and brothers all sing in refrain
Let the Waters run clear on our ancestral land
Don't want no black oil, nor the pain that it brings

Hope I see you my dear and our babies again
If the cops, armoured trucks don't haul us away
Please Mr President give us back our green Earth
No more black oil, machines, or red rust

(chorus)
Cuz I'm making my way to Standing Rock Plain
Where the Great Sioux Nation all sing in Refrain
Don't want the black gold, nor the pain that it brings
Let the waters run clear on our ancestral land

They'd lay that pipeline a thousand miles long
Cut straight thru the bone of our sacred old home
and they'd lay that pipeline a thousand years more
pollutin' the waters with a future fargone

(chorus)
I'm Taking my horse to Standing Rock Plain
Where the sisters and brothers all sing in refrain
Let the Waters run clear on our ancestral land
Don't want no black oil, nor the pain that it brings
Cuz I'm making my way to Standing Rock Plain
Where the Great Sioux Nation all sing in Refrain
Don't want the black gold, nor the pain that it brings
Let the waters run clear on our ancestral land
...if we don't take a stand for all the babes just born
and we make our stand for all the children unborn

Standing Rock Plain - words and music by Buck Curran (c)2016 (p) Arborea Music (ASCAP)

credits

from Standing Rock Plain, released February 28, 2017
Vocals and Acoustic Guitar - Buck Curran
Standing Rock Plain recorded/engineered by Adele Pappalardo
produced by Buck Curran
16 December 2016, Bergamo, Italy

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Obsolete Recordings

Immortal Light is the debut solo album by guitarist-singer-songwriter Buck Curran (of the duo Arborea). Since 2005, Buck has recorded and performed around the World as one half of the alt-folk duo Arborea who has released five albums, and produced two various- artist compilations (Leaves of Life: a benefit for the World Food Program and We Are All One, In the Sun: a tribute to Robbie Basho. ... more

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