Song Name: Wild Caballo

Songwriter: sharon anderson randy nagel

Copyright: 2012

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Lyrics:

Wild Caballo


Flowing through the darkness drinker of the wind
Into the seam that falls between the twilight and the rim
Am I the spirit in this flesh or the one who lets me fly
The wild cabella stretched across a clear Chilcotin sky
I have seen you in a dream upon a Pryors range
Was it from the 1500's and Conquistadors you came
Or 1600's underneath a Blackfoot's battle cry
To reach these refuge mountains where Xeni Gwetin abide
We've come to feel the gentle breeze that pleads 'protect your brother'
As deer will flee the hunt to flank your band -- one with the other
And animals with smaller hooves who'd perish in the snow
Follow as you break the crust to tender shoots below
But Wildhorse Canyon brought betrayal you could not for-see
The ambush of your family rounded up and shot like thieves
Are you my haunted memory as you streak across the plain
Toss your head and let the sunlight ripple through your mane
Across a lost horizon with the dust upon your heels
Neestow you are my brother Mighty mustang of the field
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And God said I establish thee a glory of the earth
And the people saw from you how they could know what freedoms worth
His promise "I give thee flight without wings"
The closest that the people come is through the songs we sing
And gentle breezes call to us through the trees 'protect your brother'
flanked against the great First Nations band-- one with the other
A tender kindred spirit that may perish in the snow
Unless the crust of ignorance someday be broke
Are you my haunted memory as you streak across the plain
Toss your head and feel the river pulsing through your veins
Across a lost horizon with the dust upon your heels
Neestow you are my brother Mighty mustang of the field