Tatanka Lyrics by Molly Hatchet

Tatanka Lyrics

    Seven seas seven skies
    Lightning strikes and brave men die
    Tatanka great, tatanka small
    When darkness comes they kill them all

    You take what you want but you don't ask
    You're future doesn't lie with things of the past
    The search for freedom will never be found
    As long as we stand upon this sacred ground

    The curse of the curses upon the land
    One day tatanka will make a stand
    Take back the soul of mother nature
    Give back the spirit of a world endangered
    Tatanka comes, stand and deliver

    The souls of the brave lie on forever
    The tale of tears is a tale of courage
    Tatanka comes from across the river

    Chorus repeat

    The battles were fought and the damage was done
    The wars not over its just begun
    The debt that's owed will never be payed
    The promised land will never be saved

    The curse of curses fire on the land
    Today tatanka has made a stand
    Their forefathers dreams, hopes, and vision
    Through children's eyes has it been forgiven

    Chorus repeat

    Le lakota tolowan yelo

    Channi tatanka oyate ki
    Icic' upi nahan taku un
    Umnipi nahan unkotipi kte k'un
    Lepa unk' upelo
    Wasicu ki ahi nahan
    Wicakasota pi tka
    Tatanka tawowakan ki lena

    This is a song for the lakota

    Long time ago the buffalo
    Nation gave themselves
    So we can survive and
    Have shelter
    The white man came
    And wiped them out
    But we still have the spirit
    The power of the buffalo

    Tatanka comes, stand and deliver
    The souls of the brave live forever
    The trail of the rears is a tale of courage
    Tatanka comes, tatanka comes