I Know This Man

by Sampson Bros. ft. Sila Singers

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Sampson Bros. fuse their ingenious indigenous roots with contemporary arts to represent and bring their culture into the modern lens.

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I know this man
Who knows me more
It is through my blood
He again walks this Earth
And nears a vision
of showing the World
what Native American
really means

Like a photograph
His image lives in me
I carry His voice,
His trouble, His glee.
His towering persona
Is all that is Me.
When I weep, He cries and comforts
When I triumph, He puffs with pride
He sings, yet I cannot hear
And He dances, yet i cannot see

If only I could hold his hand,
His enormous embracing hand,
And rejoice, together
Under the endless shower
Of twinkling starlight,
Starlight, Starlight

Last night, I saw this star,
This star winked at me, and made me shiver.
Just then, a brisk black breeze
Gave voice to the trees
And the tallest Pine
seemed to lean, and whisper
I know this man
This man, is a younger me.
My father spoke to me.


..And through the whispers
Of the bristles in the trees,
I could hear it clear as day.
He said to me,
Son, there's gonna come
a time and a place, when the world must face
A challenge like never in existence.
The sad thing is, we know who did the bad thing is,
And they're staring in that muddy reflection.
I don't say it just for mine,
but I say it for you and yours' protection.
You got a job on this Earth, you're a part of this world,
And its hard but its worth it.
We're all one human race.
Time to get with the pace,
and start healing
these once beautiful nations.

...............
(Sila Singers)
Ataataga - my dad
Uumaju -is alive
Ataata - Dad
Suli maaniittugut - we are still here

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released September 27, 2018

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