The Great Nations of Europe

Randy Newman2016年12月16日

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The Great Nations of Europe (歐洲大國) - Randy Newman

Written by:Randy Newman

The great nations of

Europe had gathered on the shore

They'd conquered what was behind them

And now they wanted more

So they looked to the mighty ocean and

Took to the western sea

The great nations of Europe in the 16th century

 

Hide your wives and daughters

 

Hide the groceries too

The great nations of Europe comin' through

 

The grand canary islands first land

To which they came

 

They slaughtered all the canaries there

Which gave the land its name

There were natives there called Guanches

Guanches by the score

But bullets disease the Portuguese

They weren't there any more

Now they're gone they're gone

 

They're really gone

 

You never seen anyone so gone

There's pictures in a museum

 

Some lines written in a book

But you won't find a live one

No matter where you look

 

Hide your wives and daughters

 

Hide the groceries too

The great nations of Europe comin' through

 

Columbus sailed for India found

El Salvador instead

 

He shook hands with some Indians

And soon they all were dead

They got TB and typhoid and athlete's foot

Diphtheria and the flu

'Scuse me great nations comin' through

 

Balboa found the pacific and on the trail one day

 

He met some friendly Indians

 

Whom he was told were gay

So

 

He had them torn apart by dogs

On religious grounds they say

The great nations of Europe were quite holy in their way

Now they're gone they're gone

 

They're really gone

 

You never seen anyone so gone

Some bones hidden in a canyon

Some paintings in a cave

 

They're no use tryin' to save them

There's nothin' left to save

 

Hide your wives and daughters

 

Hide your sons as well

With the great nations of Europe you never can tell

 

Where you and I are standing at the doll of a century

 

Europes have sprung up everywhere as anyone

I can see

But there on the horizon is the possibility

 

That some bug from out of Africa might come for you and me

Destroying everything in it's path from sea to shining sea

Like the great nations of Europe in the 16th century

 

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