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Rhiannon Giddens – Cry No More Lyrics

Cry No More Lyrics By Rhiannon Giddens

First they stole our bodies
(I can’t cry no more)
Then they stole our sons
(I can’t cry no more)
Then they stole our gods
(I can’t cry no more)
And gave us new ones
(I can’t cry no more)

Then they stole our beauty
(I can’t cry no more)
The comfort in our skin
(I can’t cry no more)
And then they gave us duties
(I can’t cry no more)
And then they gave us sin
(I can’t cry no more)

And then came generations
(I can’t cry no more)
That helped to build this land
(I can’t cry no more)
The bedrock of the nation
(I can’t cry no more)
Was laid with these brown hands
(I can’t cry no more)

The solace of a people
(I can’t cry no more)
Was found with that new god
(I can’t cry no more)
And many peaceful steeples
(I can’t cry no more)
Would guide the road we trod
(I can’t cry no more)

And then they stole our solace
(I can’t cry no more)
And then they stole our peace
(I can’t cry no more)
With countless acts of malice
(I can’t cry no more)
And hatred without cease
(I can’t cry no more)

A foul and dirty river
(I can’t cry no more)
Runs through this sacred land
(I can’t cry no more)
With every act of terror
(I can’t cry no more)
They tell us where we stand
(I can’t cry no more)

Five hundred years of poison
(I can’t cry no more)
Five hundred years of grief
(I can’t cry no more)
Five hundred years of reasons
(I can’t cry no more)
To weep with disbelief
(I can’t cry no more)

Our legacy is mighty
(We can’t cry no more)
We can’t carry this alone
(We can’t cry no more)
You have to help us fight it
(We can’t cry no more)
And together we’ll be home
(We can’t cry no more)
And together we’ll be home
(We can’t cry no more)
And together we’ll be home
(We can’t cry no more)