Run to Creek Mary! (and her blood)

Today I realised how similar the lyrics to Nightwish’ song ”Creek Mary’s Blood” and Iron Maiden’s ”Run to the Hills” are. Ofcourse there’s the first similarity that both of the songs treat the extermination of Indians from the Indians’ point of view, but there’s actually more.

Creek Mary’s Blood
White man came
Saw the blessed land
We cared, you took
You fought, we lost
Not the war but an unfair fight
Sceneries painted beautiful in blood

Run to the Hills
White man came across the sea
He brought us pain and misery
He killed our tribes, he killed our creed
He took our game for his own need

We fought him hard we fought him well
Out on the plains we gave him hell
But many came too much for cree
Oh will we ever be set free?

These similarities are clear, certainly. More far-fetched are the choruses:

Creek Mary’s Blood
Wandering on Horizon Road
Following the trail of tears

Run to the Hills
Run to the hills
Run for your lives

Haha, okay, that’s a bit worse than the first example. But Creek Mary is after all  a mountain (or hill…). xD Okay, I admit, I’m just bored. 😀

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