Queen Majeeda - Our Glorious Past Lyrics

Our Glorious Past

There was a time when we walked this earth
With such glory such dignity
We were in our own land
And we were kings and queens, princes and princesses
We held our heads high
We were noble, a royal nation
Ours was a land civilized
So civilized we ruled with each other
And not over each other
There was religious liberty
In the land of nobility
'til the raiders came
And forced unto us what they call Christianity
And our history?
We wrote our own history
And told our own stories
It was as we lived it
We gave civilization to this world
We gave art, science and literature too
But what have we got in return?
In return we were robbed
We fell into the hands of thieves
And they hold today what we had yesterday
This exchange was not our plan
Why did we become servants, when we were rulers?
Why is a stranger now our master?

Remember now our history
Way, way beyond slavery
Remember now lest we forget
Don't say the Middle Passage Journey was too horrifying and long
To remember where we're coming from
And think ourselves as mere descendants of slaves
Forgetting the legacy our ancestors gave
A culture so rich was to be passed on
To Africa's children, heirs to the many thrones
So many kingdoms yet we were not divided
The land was ours
The food and the resources it provided
Medical science and astronomy
Were all part of that legacy
This is where our roots lie
In things noble and dignified
We have to go back to our roots
Find out for ourselves what is truth
We no longer accept your lies
Bury them because the truth must rise
A civilized nation did not come and find a nation of savages
Savages instead came and found a civilized nation
And stole what we had for documentation
But they could not destroy our oral tradition.

We've found what we have lost
What was lost was stolen
The history of our glorious past
We've found it
And now we reclaim it
It's ours!

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