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Nahko & Medicine for the People- Wash it Away 

      Em      C         G     D
We're a part of something special
       Em      C         G     D
we're a part of something special
        Em      C         G     D
we’re a part of something special
       Em       C
It’s a crack in time
  G      D
A wrinkle
       Em       C           G    D
Fallen from the nest, young eagle
       Em               C
I will pull my feathers out
     G    D
stay humble
     Em    C   G    D
stay humble
     Em    C   G    D
stay humble
     Em    C   G    D
stay humble
    Em     C   G    D
stay humble
 Em        C                 G    D
Uncle Mana taught us like an elder
Em    C            G     D   
took asunder older brother

he said
 Em     C        G      D
this is powerful country
 Em     C        G      D
this is powerful country
   Em        C       G      D
we felt like we were returning
       Em    C
to our land rebels
        G                D
and the shepherds in the sea
Em         C               G            D
takers are taking what the leavers will leave
   Em     C            G      D
so grieve me the black prince cicada
Em      C                       G       D
such a loud voice for a tiny creature 
Em      C               G       D
teach me to let go of all of my pain 
Em      C                       G       D
I do forgive, I don't forget these things
Em      C                       G       D
 I do forgive, I don't forget these things 
Em      C                       G       D
We burn the bluegum for a safe passageway 
        Em              C                               G       D
drink of the earth smoke of the dirt and my warpaint was red 
Em              C               G       D
ochre clay Hoka hey Red ochre clay 
Em      C                       G       D
Hoka hey             Red ochre clay
Em      C                       G       D
 Our prayers igniting, cast out into the shire
                Em      C                       G       D
 and the song of our struggle came straight from the fire, 
it goes:
C       D       Bm
holy holy grandmother,
                C       D       Bm
 we sing wash us clean of our pain and suffering
C               D                       Bm
 give us strength for our new beginnings
                C
 In my deepest grace I sing 
Em      C                       G       D
it'll wash away, it will wash away lift ‘em up
Em      C                       G       D
it'll wash away, it will wash away lift ‘em up 
Em      C                       G       D
it'll wash away, it will wash away lift ‘em up 
Em      C                       G       D
It'll wash away, it will wash away lift ‘em up 
Em      C                       G       D
ooh lift ‘em up ooh lift ‘em up
Em      C       G       D

Em      C                       G       D
In my dreams a whirling aboriginal man 
Em      C                       G       D
gave me your hat and your past in one hand he said, 
Em      C                       G       D
you've come to be with rainbow serpent 
Em      C                       G       D
red hands red land red worship
Em      C                       G       D
 red hands red land red worship 
Em      C                               G       D
just then I heard bush mama crying in the chasms 
Em      C                               G       D
for the stolen generation and the children who haven't
Em      C                       G       D
 come home come home stay home 
Em      C                       G       D
come home come home stay home 
Em      C                       G       D
my bullets are my words and my words are my weapons
Em      C                       G       D
 so chain me to the pipeline for our rivers and mountains
Em      C                       G       D
we sing today's a good day for my ego to die
Em      C                       G       D
 today's a good day for my ego to die
        Em      C                               G       D
spirit live on in my heart, in my body, my mind 
Em      C                               G       D
then sister crow came with the murder that day 
Em      C                       G       D
so we tattoed the bird nation onto our faces 
Em      C                       G       D
she said we sing to let go of all of our pain 
Em      C                       G       D
we dance the story to remember when things changed 
Em      C                       G       D
        remember when things changed 
Em      C                       G       D
        remember when things changed
C       D       Bm
holy holy grandmother, 
                C       D       Bm
we sing wash us clean of our pain and suffering 
        C       D       Bm
give us strength for our new beginnings
        C
In my deepest thanks I sing
Em      C                       G       D
It'll wash away, it will wash away lift ‘em up 
Em      C                       G       D
it'll wash away, it will wash away lift ‘em up
Em      C                       G       D
 it'll wash away, it will wash away lift ‘em up
Em      C                       G       D
 it'll wash away, it will wash away lift ‘em up
Em      C                       G       D
        ooh lift ‘em up        ohh ohhh
Em      C                       G       D
        ooh lift ‘em up          
Em      C                       G       D
        ooh lift ‘em up        ohh ohhh
Em      C                       G       D
        ooh lift ‘em up 


Em      C               G       D


Em      C                       G       D
We danced the ghost dance in two separate countries 
Em      C                       G       D
To this old song so familiar to memory 
Em      C                       G       D
the road will teach you how to love and let go
        Em      C                               G       D
it can be lonely but it's the only thing that we've ever known 
        Em      C                               G       D
it can be lonely but it's the only thing that we've ever known
Em      C                       G       D
Our mommas told us let go of jealousy
Em      C                       G       D
and for vagabonds and vagrants, that won't come so easy 
Em      C                       G       D
we've come from nothing, nothing
Em      C                       G       D
we have come from nothing, nothing 
Em      C                       G       D
teach me to love you in a different way
Em      C                       G       D
 same cuts same guts same crazy 
Em      C                       G       D
same cuts same guts same crazy 
Em      C                       G       D       
I traveled halfway across the country and back 
Em      C                       G       D
only to find love undefined and I'm OK with that 
Em      C                       G       D
cause I'm gonna be a guardian be a man among men 
Em      C                       G       D
be a guardian be a man among men 
Em      C                       G       D
or be a woman among women be a guardian 
Em      C                       G       D
be my friend ooh be my friend
      Em      C         G     D
We're a part of something special
       Em      C         G     D
we're a part of something special
        Em      C         G     D
we’re a part of something special
       Em       C
It’s a crack in time
  G      D
A wrinkle
       Em       C           G    D
Fallen from the nest, young eagle
       Em               C
I will pull my feathers out
     G    D
stay humble
     Em    C   G    D
stay humble
     Em    C   G    D
stay humble
     Em    C   G    D
stay humble
    Em     C   G    D
stay humble

            
            
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gutiarballer1 10 Jan 31, 2016 05:13 PM

heres a video lesson i made for this song, it explains it all pretty simply

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo-g2KiIUUs

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