Crazy Horse - Josh Joffen

    He looks up at the mountain in the stillness of the morning
    And framed there by the treetops and the sky
    The image of an indian riding on a warhorse
    Begins to form within the Dreamer's eye

    [Chorus]
    Crazy Horse, I want to see you riding high upon the mountain
    Looking to the sunrise, pointing out to the horizon
    If a time should come to pass that our kind is gone at last
    You will stand as a reminder to the spirit of a man

    When the Sacred Lands were trampled, when the treaties were all torn up
    He led his people's fight against the tide
    Till the Sioux were finally broken, then betrayed unto the White Man
    He was fighting for his freedom when he died

    Now a sculptor from the cities has come west to carve a statue
    A memorial to that warrior of fame
    And the people down in Custer, they don't like to be reminded
    Of the way it was before the White Man came.

    [Repeat Chorus]

    A man carves a man out of a mountain
    And the mountaIn draws a mountain from the man
    Day by day, clay working clay, you understand
    He understands

    Thirty years are but a moment when they're set against a mountain
    But it's different when they're measured by a man
    Though he's happy with his bargain, he's feeling just like Moses
    'Cause he knows he'll never reach his Promised Land

    Crazy Horse, I want to see you riding high upon the mountain
    I have poured my life into you, you'll be here when I'm forgotten
    If a time should come to pass that our kind is gone at last
    You will stand as a reminder to the spirit of a man

    1981 by Josh Joffen
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