You Can’t Kill the Spirit / Like a Mountain

(by  Naomi Little Bear Morena)

Nobody can push back an ocean.
it’s gonna rise back up in waves.
And nobody can stop the wind from blowin’,
stop a mind from growin’.

Somebody may stop my voice from singing
but the song will live on and on

Refrain:

You can’t kill the spirit,
it’s like a mountain
Old and strong;
it lives on and on. 

Nobody can stop a woman from feeling
She’s gonna rise up like the sun
Somebody may change the words we’re saying
but the truth will live on and on.

(Refrain)

NOTES

https://www.riseupandsing.org/songs/cant-kill-spirit

Alt Lyrics

The 2016 video includes a new intro:

Pick your feet up everyone
Today your journey has begun
Pick your feet up everyone
Today that journey has begun

different lyrics for the 2nd verse than the original ones:

Nobody can stop a woman from feelin’
That she has to rise up like the sun
Somebody may stop my song from being sung
But the truth will live on & on

and a new “tag”:
Though the path is long, stay strong
We will carry on!
We will carry on & on & on
Lift our voice as one, sing on
We will carry on

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