Cuyahoga is a native American tribe
and river in northern Ohio. [Ron Henry]
"start a new country up"
I.e., American replacement of native
culture with a new country. [Ron
Henry] * Or a comtemporary revolution,
to rectify the problems our father's father's father's revolution
caused. [Chris Piuma]
"Our father's father's father tried,
erased the parts he didn't like"
An alternate hearing of the line
is "our father's father's father's tribe erased the
parts he didn't like"; that is, describing the European
settlers of North America as an invading tribe who rewrote history,
and using the same word, tribe, to describe the two sides (as
opposed to "civilization" wiping out the "savages"
-- which is obviously the re-written version). [Ron Henry]
"we burned the river down"
The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland
caught fire in , fueled by the massive pollutants. [Ron Henry]