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Ernie Bringas: Songwriter, lyricist, poet

Ernie Bringas has written lyrics for over a dozen songs with his 1970’s band Homestead & Wolfe, and a few songs that got him a recording contract with Columbia Records as a founder of The Rip Chords.


Rhythm Of The Wind

Rhythm Of The Wind

Lyrics by Ernie Bringas
Music by JoAnne Avery Neish and Brian Gundy

Rhythm Of The Wind

Verse 1:
When you journey down the rivers of my memory
Springtime comes amidst the snowfall and the rain
I can feel the cool breeze blowing from the sea
I can see Kentucky bluegrass you and me.

Chorus:
And yes I know, you had to move on, with the rhythm of the wind
But I know love, your spirit lives within.
Don’t you understand boy, that the tears you see today,
Are the heartaches you gave me yesterday.

Verse 2:
When you told me you were leaving, I was smiling
Even though I knew our ending was at hand
And you asked me why I seem to have no sorrow
Well, I was saving all my heart ache for tomorrow.

Chorus


See The Children Die

Lyrics by Ernie Bringas
Music by JoAnne Avery Neish

Beat of the Drum

Verse 1:
Mounted high with spurs and sabers flashing
Looking for a place in history
Soldier blue so handsome and so dashing
Riding with the 7th Calvary

Verse 2:
Moving east to Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Drinking from the water rushing blue
Red man takes a stand for his survival
Proud and brave this nation of the Sioux

Chorus:
See the women die, try to understand
The cry of Wounded Knee, blood upon the land
See the children die, faces in the sand
Every child and woman, every man

Verse 3
Men of pride and hate now take their station
Clear fresh water, slowly turns to red
Put them on a lonely reservation
Something more has died than just the dead

Chorus

Verse 4
Mounted high with spurs and sabers flashing
Looking for a place in history
Soldier blue so handsome and so dashing
Killing with the 7th Calvary


More Songs and Lyrics

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