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I'm Pachacuti, the Incan lord
All other tribes dreaded
My name means 'he who shakes the earth'
Not that I'm big-headed

When it comes to claiming nearby lands
I was the type to risk it
But it's how I treat dead enemies
That really took the biscuit

I drink from their skull
(Do the Pachacuti! )
Pull out their teeth whole
(Do the Pachacuti! )
Turn teeth into charms
(Do the Pachacuti! )
Make flutes out of their arms
(Pachacuti! )

Once on a hillside, my troops hid
To cause a rival strife
And when they jumped out, it looked like
The ground had come to life

The rocks they are my warriors
I then used to boast
And that little lie helped us win wars
But violence helped the most

I drink from their skull
(Do the Pachacuti! )
Pull out their teeth whole
(Do the Pachacuti! )
Turn teeth into charms
(Do the Pachacuti! )
Make flutes out of their arms
(Pachacuti! )

If you were a rival chief
We'd kill you fast and then
We'd stuff you like a scarecrow
But one for scaring men

Then we'd rest your bony fingers on
The stretched skin of your belly
And in the breeze, they'd tap that tum
Like a drummer, but more smelly!

Drink from their skull
(Do the Pachacuti! )
Pull out their teeth whole
(Do the Pachacuti! )
Use their skin as a drum
(Do the Pachacuti! )
I've never had so much fun!
(Pachacuti! )



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    UnregisteredNov 20, 2013 at 9:30 am
    This song is really cool! I am doing an Incan project at school and I think that this helped me a little bit. I'm with two other girls here and I sang it out loud as I read the lyrics. They didn't really listen, but I guess that doesn't matter. We are all only eleven so finding this song was cool. I will probably visit this site again! Thank you!
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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    Oops, what i meant to say in my original comment is that it doesn't make any sense if it's 'dreaded' because it makes it sound as if pachacuti dreads them, when it's really the other way round, the tribes dread pachacuti! That's what happens when you try and explain things at 9pm on a bank holiday monday, lol!
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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm
    It's 'all other tribes dread it' in line 2 (taken from the subtitles of the official bbc dvd, plus it doesn't make sense if you say all other tribes 'dreaded' pachacuti, because the whole point of the song was that all other tribes dreaded him! Other than that the lyrics are correct - and it's one of my favourite hh songs (i have a few) and i'm a 44 year old mother of two!!
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    UnregisteredDec 5, 2011 at 9:24 am
    Help im obessed with the pachacuti because i'm a ginger called gaby darling. My form is called 11morgan come and vist me. Bet your wondering where you can find me well here is the answer i can be found at westfield ctc in watford heartfordshire!!! You can email me at 07tgabrid@westfield.hearts.sch.uk pleasr feel free to email me at any given time. Love ya
    p. S - do the pachacuti

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