Osceola

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Written and recorded in 2011 by a trio of Goats when two bandmates were on hiatus. Engineering assistance by Joe Rut.

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OSCEOLA

WHEN THE MOON RIDES THE LOW PALMETTO
AND CLIMBS ABOVE THE DYING BREEZE
WE FAN THE FIRE AND JOIN THE GLOW
OF SPARKING STARS AND MOONLIT TREES
THE SAME MOON THAT SAW DE SOTO
FOLLOW DE LEON ACROSS THE SEAS
LIT THE MARCH FOR EL DORADO
THAT FORCED THE CARIBE TO THEIR KNEES

IT WAS NOT THE GOLD NOR TEMPERED STEEL
NOT THE GUNS NOR MARTIAL MIGHT
NOT THE HORSES NOR THE WHEEL
TRIUMPHED IN THIS FATAL BLIGHT
DISEASE, SLAVERY, GREED, AND ZEAL
THEY WERE THE TRUE HOST IN THIS FIGHT
NOT THE GLORY OF CASTILLE
CAUSED THIS TERRIBLE TWILIGHT

GONE THE FIERCE CALOOLSA, GONE THE MATECUMBE
GONE THE APPLACHEE, GONE THE TIMUCUA
GONE THE YUCHI, THE HOBE, THE YAMASEE
GONE THE TEKESTA, THE MOCOSA, THE EUFALA
GONE THE OCALA, AIS, AND OCONEE
GONE THE MIAMI, GONE THE TOCOBAGA
GONE THE UZITA, THE PENSACOLA, THE TALLASSEE
ALL GONE - LA FLORIDA, ALL GONE - LA FLORIDA
ALL GONE, ALL GONE

THE SPANISH CALLED THEM WILD ONES
WHO REPLACED THOSE TRIBES OF OLD
THOSE MEN AND WOMEN, DAUGHTERS AND SONS
WERE NOT PIONEERS OR SETTLERS, WE ARE TOLD
BUT RENEGADES, OUTCASTS, PAGANS
NOT VANGUARDS, TRAILBLAZERS, OR EXPLORERS BOLD
BUT DESPERADOES, RUNAWAY SLAVES, BARBARIANS
THEY CALL THEMSELVES, 'THE SEMINOLE'

CLEAR FROM THE ITCHETUCKNEE
TO THE AMBER OKLAWAHA
BY THE FLOWING WITHLACOOCHEE
OH THE APPALACHICOLA
DOWN THE SLOW CALOOSAHATCHEE
OR THE SLEEPY HOMOSASSA
THE WILD CRY OF COACOOCHEE
LIFTS THE NAME
ECHOS THE NAME
SOUNDS THE NAME, UNCONQUERABLE
LIFTS THE NAME, UNCONQUERABLE
ECHOS THE NAME, UNCONQUERABLE
SOUNDS THE NAME, OSCEOLA
LIFTS THE NAME, OSCEOLA
ECHOS THE NAME, OSCEOLA
SOUNDS THE NAME, OSCEOLA
OSCEOLA

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released May 14, 2016
Words: Rock Ross
Music: Ross/Santeramo/Povey

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The Goat Family San Francisco, California

With harmonies storming in from the West and rhythms shaking loose from the American songbook, this band packs folk, country, banda, and blues into a wobbly wagon on a cross-country trip bound for butt-shaking happiness.

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