The Thanksgiving Song

by Jake Sherman

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Somewhere far away from here
We left in a boat, our mission was clear
In two years we would return
With bags full of riches and things we had learned

The ocean was calm but the distance was long
And when we arrived our food would be gone
But nothing could stop us, we carried on

In only a matter of time
The great ones will greet us and open our eyes
From the waters they will arrive
We’ll live the first day of the rest our lives

Off in the distance, up from the ground
People came flocking from miles around
All bearing gifts and making sounds

They danced and they welcomed us
Picked fruits from the tree
Made even sweeter by nine months at sea
And never would royalty ever believe

Oh listen your highness, we’ve loaded the boats
We have more than enough of them secured in with ropes
And endless supply will give this nation hope

Yes we’ve hit the motherload, send your biggest fleet
They’ll feed us and clothe us, do all the we need
Long live our people and long live the queen

Years ago from behind the sun
They came holding sticks we now know to be guns
Without our help you would not have survived
But now it is us who are barely alive

Barely alive, barely alive
Took what we needed, then pushed them aside
In the pursuit of more money and pride


released October 8, 2018
written, performed, and mixed by Jake Sherman
engineered by Jeremy Mcdonald at Mason Jar Music


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