"Come and play, come and play!
Forget about the movement!"
The “come and play, come and play” billboard probably refers to a typical advertisement for a Native American/Indian casino. After a legacy of US government (local and federal) policies that eradicated most of the native population — through disease, slaughter, and segregation — natives were relegated to live on small areas of land called reservations. It was tragic but better than nothing. They could at least keep Native sovereignty as a nation, independent from the US government.
Native reservations were freer from US laws, casinos became one of the Native’s most important sources of revenue. These casinos helped them survive in a larger economy around them that was obviously taken and is controlled by the US government.
The lyrics show a simple contrast between this commercial state of mind and the past, as if to say it’s drowning out the Native ideals of caring about the environment. It’s only one of many examples of environmentalist “movements,” or cultures as a whole, diminishing in general to the forces of a larger culture.
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