He came dancing across the water with his stallions and guns,
In his halls he often wondered the secrets of the world
Looking for the new world and the palace in the sun
In the clothes of many colors for the angry gods to see,
On the shore lay Montezuma with his coca leaves and pearls
And his subjects gathered round him, like the leaves around a tree
And the women all were beautiful and the men stood straight and strong,
They offered life in sacrifice so that others could go on.
Hate was just a legend, and war was never know
People worked together and the lifted many stones.
And they carried them to the flatlands, but they died along the way.
They built up with their bare hands what we still can't build today.
And I know she's living there, and she loves me to this day.
I still can't remember when or how I lost my way
He came dancing across the water cortez cortez
What a killer
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