Cortez the Killer
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Lyrics

He came dancin' across the water
With his galleons and guns
Lookin' for the new world
And the palace in the sun

On the shore lay Montezuma
With his coca leaves and pearls
In his halls, he often wandered
With the secrets of the world
And his subjects gathered 'round him
Like the leaves around a tree
In their clothes of many colors
For the angry gods to see

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 known
People worked together
And they lifted many stones

And they carried them to the flat lands
But they died along the way
And they built up with their bare hands
What we still can't do today

And I know she's livin' there
And she loves me to this day
I still can't remember when
Or how I lost my way

He came dancin' across the water
Cortez, Cortez
What a killer

Lyrics © Silver Fiddle, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
Written by: Neil Young

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