"Michael Bucher is an American songwriting icon." ~Native People's Magazine

3 Time NAMMY Winning Musician & Native Teen Mentor

Not Your Mascot - I’ve Been Watching

I’ve been standing on the edge of this mountain, been standing on the edge of this world.
I’ve been watching what my people have been going through.
I’ve been watching what my people been through.
Don’t you find it just a little ironic when you know the bounty ticket is true?
In this day and age that they would still portray an Indian mascot just for you?

Chorus:
I’ve been standing on the edge of this mountain, been standing on the edge of this world.
I’ve been watching what my people been going through, been watching what my people been through.

It is fair to say that we have dearly paid for the Doctrine of Discovery on through.
But times have changed, we’re beating at your gate.
Saying “Not on our watch, this time you lose”

Repeat chorus

If our scars remind us that the past is real and the cartoon on your shirt is how you really feel. It’s the picture that is worth a thousand words to see, with the stereotypes and the wahoo chiefs.

Repeat chorus

So you say the name is all in our honor, too bad we were a little too slow.
Well we are here to tell you what the whole world sees.
You’re the storybook emperor without your clothes.

Repeat chorus