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John Anderson – Seminole Wind lyrics

Ever since the days of old,
Men would search for wealth untold.
They'd dig for silver and for gold,
And leave the empty holes.
And way down south in the Everglades,
Where the black water rolls and the saw grass sways.
The eagles fly and the otters play,
In the land of the Seminole.

So blow, blow Seminole wind,
Blow like you're never gonna blow again.
I'm calling to you like a long lost friend,
But I know who you are.
And blow, blow from the Okeechobee,
All the way up to Micanopy.
Blow across the home of the Seminole,
The alligators and the gar.

Progress came and took it's toll,
And in the name of flood control,
They made their plans and they drained the land,
Now the glades are going dry.
And the last time I walked in the swamp,
I sat upon a Cypress stump,
I listened close and I heard the ghost,
Of Osceola cry.

So blow, blow Seminole wind,
Blow like you're never gonna blow again.
I'm calling to you like a long lost friend
But I know who you are.
And blow, blow from the Okeechobee,
All the way up to Micanopy.
Blow across the home of the Seminole,
The alligators and the gar.

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    I understand this song to be about all of us not just the seminoles.
    This is a song about the florida everglades and its headwaters and the damage we have done to it. We have done so much damage that the everglades and all of florida is no longer the same magical place it once was when the seminoles lived here in great numbers. And we continue to dig for gold and silver (phosphorus, cypress trees for mulch, etc), and leave empty holes or shells of what the cypress forest once was or the earth before mining phosphorus. We are still ditching draining our wetlands to build on. Look what we did to the kissimmee river (this water flows directly into the everglades). As soon as the kissimmee river was finished we saw our mistake and now are trying to put it back the way it was. Will we ever learn?
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