Cortez the Killer Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Neil Young
Original Band
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & Grant-Lee Phillips The Basement Nashville Tennessee US February 12, 2014

Lyrics

He came dancing across the water
With his galleons and guns
Looking 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
The people worked together
And they lifted many stones

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

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

He came dancing across the water
Cortez, Cortez
What a killer