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Mike Maves: Music

Our Hour Now

(Mike Maves)
July 23, 2005

It’s our hour now
Our ship’s on the water
With blood on the bow
It’s our hour now
There’s land for the taking
Food for our mouths
Take what we need
And just throw the rest out

It’s our hour now
Left the teepees there weeping
In heaps on the ground
It’s our hour now
I’m thinking tonight
Got the Indians all wrong
Cause our trains kept on rollin’ man
But the buffalo are all gone

It’s our hour now
Fish in the water
Boats on the Sound
It’s our hour now
I’m thinking tonight
Got it all figured out
We’ll fish for our living
Til we fish em all out

It’s our hour now
Cuss the wheat rust that left us
With our mess on the ground
It’s our hour now
I’m dreaming tonight
About pitch forks and plows
About families and farms
But that’s all over now

It’s our hour now
At least for the time
Til the time all runs out
It’s our hour now
We’ll fool with the feed
Til the cows shake around
But we’ll get what we need
For a few bucks a pound

It’s our hour now
We’d fix it all up
if we only knew how