Stuck in Time


Every woman an Indian Princess
Every man known as Chief
All the children want to play cowboys
Stuck in time
Stuck in time

All the wisdom of the elders
Every one of their greatest words
Are printed on sepia postcards
Stuck in time
Stuck in time

When did I last ride horseback?
Dressed in feathers and buckskin?
Oh, where did I get lost in time?

Can’t stop the drums in silence
Can’t be trapped in black and white
Won’t go quietly into oblivion
Stuck in time
Stuck in time

Written by Arigon Starr
©1997 Starrwatcher Publishing (ASCAP)
Lyrics reprinted by kind permission

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The idea for the song came from a book by Vine Deloria, Jr. He said that the world has a perception of the Indian which is frozen in time, in buckskin and on horseback. He’s an amazing writer who provides some very frank commentary about being a contemporary Indian. He says it without sugar coating.

The Diva likes that!