When I was an indian, a Native American not knowing what ownership means,
I gave up my island they no call Manhattan for twenty-six dollars in beads.
When I was a farmer a hard working farmer, I sold my soul to the land,
But that devilish drought came and killed off my family, and turned all my soil to sand.
When I was a genius - a world famous genius, I figured out how to make bombs,
But the government took and fully abused it and made a world full of sad moms.
When I was soldier, fighting for my country, I lost my limbs in the war,
And though I stayed patriotic, I slowly went nuts and nobody loved me anymore
When I was a student, a tireless student, I’d read all the books that I can.
But when I got through I was in so much debt that I never fulfilled my life plan.
When I was lover a, song writing lover, hope I didn’t waste too much time,
‘cause that talking gets cheap, but them actions get cheaper, and never mistaken in rhyme
When I was sailor, a fish stinking sailor, I admit my wife was the sea
But one day she got angry and before I knew it, the ocean had swallowed me.
When I was a human – a strong, lonely human, I learned that we born and die alone.
And though I mastered technologies and wrote down philosophies,
I forgot it all down the road, yeah I forgot it all down the road.
Moctezuma Song - Fairweather Friends.