Miscellaneous Lyrics


Freedom

Hothouse Flowers - from Love Don't Work This Way single





Mountains

O'Maonlai - from I'm Sorry single


Mountains they are high
Oceans they are blue
Take me by the hand, my love
And I will go with you.
We've travelled far and wide
We've trekked through high and low
We've suffered through the hard times
I know, my love, I know
We've heard the battle calls
We've felt the highlands sing
And all I have to offer you
A ring, my love, a ring

Carrickfergus

traditional - from Easier In The Morning single


I wish I had you in Carrickfergus
Ni fad on ait sin go Baile an Chnain
Sailing over the deep blue ocean
The deepest ocean for my love to find
But the seas are deep love
And I can't swim over
And neither home have I wings to fly
I wish I'd met with a handy boatman
Who would ferry over my love
And in Kilkenny it is reported
There are marble stones as black as ink
With gold and silver I would support her
But I'll sing no more now till I get a drink
I'm drunk today though I'm seldom sober
A handsome rover from town to town
But now I am dead and my days
Are over come Mollai a stoirin
Now lay me down

Better and Better

from Easier In The Morning single


Don't feel myself run
And I know that I will
Don't feel myself fly
And I know that I will
Don't let myself run
And I know that I will
Don't feel myself fly high
And I know that I can and will

Gettin' better and better
Can you feel it now?
We'd of made it together baby
We'd of made it all
Gonna push myself harder
Gonna see if I can swim
If I can't reach the sky baby
No reason why I cannot die within
Gonna push myself harder
Gonna see if I can swim
If I can't reach the sky baby
No reason why I cannot die within

Gettin' better and better
Do you feel it now?
We'd of made it together baby
We'd of made it all

My heart, ohhhh, my soul, yeahh, ??, whoa, my bone, woo

It's gettin' better and better
Can you feel it now, yeah?
We'd of made it together baby
We'd of made it all, yeah

She Moves Through The Fair

from Movies single, Home box set





If You're Happy

from Give It Up single





Bean Pháidín

traditional - from Give It Up single and Take a Last Look at the Sun video


Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise,
Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise bean Pháidín
Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise,
'S an bhean atá aige bheith caillte

'S chuaigh mise siar chun a' Chlocháin,
Is thart timpeall le Béal Atha na Báighe,
'Gus bhreathnaigh mé isteach trí na fuinneoga,
Féachaint an bhfeicfinn bean Pháidín

Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise,
Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise bean Pháidín
Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise,
'S an bhean atá aige bheith caillte

'Gus rachainn go Gaillimh, go Gaillimh,
Agus rachainn go Gaillimh le Páidín,
O, rachainn go Gaillimh, go Gaillimh,
Agus thiocfainn abhaile sa mbád leis

Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise,
Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise bean Pháidín
Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise,
'S an bhean atá aige bheith caillte

'S go mbristear do chosa, do chosa,
Go mbristear do chosa, a bhean Páidín,
Go mbristear do chosa, do chosa,
Go mbristear do chosa is do chnámha

Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise,
Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise bean Pháidín
Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise,
'S an bhean atá aige bheith caillte

Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise,
Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise bean Pháidín
Sé an trua ghéar nach mise, nach mise,
'S an bhean atá aige bheith caillte

Kansas City

from I Can See Clearly Now single and Just A Note mini album


I'm goin' to Kansas City
Kansas City here I come
I'm goin' to Kansas City
Kansas City here I go
They got some pretty, pretty women
And I'm gonna get me one

I'm gonna stand on the corner
(Twelfth Street ain't bad)??
I'm gonna stand on the corner
(Twelfth Street ain't bad)??
And when some pretty girl goes walkin'
I'm gonna make her mine

I'm goin' to Alabama
Alabama here I come
I'm goin' to Alabama
Alabama here I come
They got some pretty, pretty women
And I'm gonna get me one

Well, I went down to market and I bought myself a big bad ??
Well, I went down to market and I bought myself a big bad ??
And then I had some beans and toast
And then I went ha-ha...

I'm goin' to Kansas City
Kansas City here I go
I'm goin' to Kansas City
Kansas City here I go
They got some pretty, pretty women
And I'm gonna get me one

Better Days Ahead

from I Can See Clearly Now single


And now it's time
To gather all the things we need to fly
For better days ahead
Just wave goodbye
We've better things to do now, you and I
There's better days ahead

Just take my hand
You're the one I need to understand
That's better days ahead
With you I can stand
As long as you respect me as your man (easy)
There's better days ahead (goin' on)

And now it's time
To gather all the things we need to fly
To better days ahead
Just, just, just wave goodbye
We've better things to do now, you and I
There's better days ahead

Just take my hand
You're the one I need to understand
For better days ahead
With you I can stand
As long as you respect me as your man
There's better days ahead
Oh, comin' on

Comin' on
Comin' on
There's better days ahead
For you and me

Strange Feeling

from I Can See Clearly Now single and Just A Note mini album


I got this strange strange feelin'
Deep down in my heart
I don't know what it is
But it won't let go
Happens every time
I give you more than I've got
But all I need now is a little time to sing a song
And I think I'm gonna find a way to lose this strange feelin'

I feel ya, darlin', feel ya darlin'
When you're home all alone
Oh, don't you need somebody to talk your troubles to
Ah, Lord I know I wanna catch the morning train comes late
Oh Lord believe me when I say I'm gonna chase that strange feelin'
Chase it all away

Well it's just like a mockingbird a-singing on a hillside
Singing at his morning song
I say don't you fret don't you worry don't you moan
Can't you hear that whiporwill a-callin?
Don't you worry
Your daddy's comin' home
He's gonna chase that blues away
And believe when I say
He's gonna chase that strange feelin' chase it all away away

Hard Rain

from "Just a Note" mini album


It's a hard rain in the ghetto
Blues are gonna take their toll
It's a hard rain in the ghetto baby
Blues are gonna take their toll
And this city's full of heartache
Remedy no man knows

Yeah you're livin' by the people baby
No time bein' on your own
Yeah livin' by the people baby
No time bein' on your own
It's a hard rain in the ghetto baby
Hard rain's where you're comin' from, yeah

You may be lyin' in the gutter
A man look down his nose on you
You may be lyin' in the gutter
A man look down his nose on you
It's a hard rain in the ghetto baby
What else can you s'posed to do

It's a hard rain in the ghetto
Blues are gonna take their toll, yeah
It's a hard rain in the ghetto baby
Blues are gonna take their toll
And this city's full of heartache
Remedy no man knows
Oh tell me brother, yeah

Big Fat Heart

from "Just a Note" mini album


Oh now I got me a big fat heart
(Oh Lord a big fat heart)
Now I got me a big fat heart
(Big fat heart)
I say, I say now I got me a big fat heart
(Oh Lord a big fat heart)
Oh now I got me a big fat heart
(Big fat heart)

Gonna spread this heart around the world
(Oh Lord around the world)
I wanna spread this heart around the world
(Big fat heart)
Yeah spread this heart around the world
(Oh Lord around the world)
Gonna spread this heart around the world
(Big fat heart)

Well the River Jordan's both long and deep
(Oh Lord long and deep)
I said the River Jordan's both long and deep
(Big fat heart)
No no, the River Jordan's both long and deep
(Oh Lord long and deep)
Oh the River Jordan's both long and deep
(Big fat heart)

Now everybody...

Now I got me a big fat heart
(Oh Lord a big fat heart)
Now I got me a big fat heart
(Big fat heart)
I wanna thank you people for the love you show
(Oh Lord the love you show)
I wanna thank you people for the love you show
(Big fat heart)
Oh yeah I thank you people for the love you show
(Oh Lord the love you show)
I wanna thank you people for the love you show
(Big fat heart)

It feels like...

Now I got me a big fat heart
(Oh Lord a big fat heart)
Now I got me a big fat heart
Big fat heart

Seeline Woman

G.H. Bass - People outtake, appears on "Just a Note" mini album


Seeline woman
Dressed in green
Wear silk stockings
And her golden seams
 
Seeline woman
Dressed in black
Spends all day
On her back
 
I'm talkin' 'bout
Seeline woman, seeline woman, seeline woman, oh
Seeline woman, seeline woman, seeline woman, yeah
 
Seeline woman told me
Told me how to breath
Told me how to make a lady feel like ?????
 
Seeline woman said it
Said it to my face
Said seeline woman to the man
"No one knows what's next"
 
She said
Seeline woman
 
Seeline Woman
 
She drink coffee
She drink tea
Wanna spend the time
Alone with me
 
Seeline woman
When she give ya the eye
When she give ya the toe
You know I cry
 
Seeline woman, seeline woman, seeline woman, oh
Seeline woman
 
Seeline woman told me
Seeline woman (serves?)
Seeline woman ??
Who is standin' on the hill
Seeline woman ??
Seeline woman knew
Seeline woman told me
Said, "Lord do you give us what to do"
 
Seeline woman, seeline woman, seeline woman, oh
Seeline woman, seeline woman, seeline woman, oh
Seeline woman, seeline woman, seeline woman, woah
 
Seeline woman broke my heart
Seeline woman told me
Seeline woman from the very start gonna change ya owe me
 
Seeline woman (Love me)
Seeline woman (Say it)
Gonna take you right down to my automobile
 
I'm talkin' 'bout
Seeline woman, seeline woman, seeline woman, oh
Seeline woman, seeline woman, seeline woman, yeah
Seeline woman, seeline woman, seeline woman
See-line

Hydroman

People outtake - from "Just a Note" mini album


Well I tell ya a story 'bout Hydroman
He kept all his lovin' in a watering can
He went lookin' for his daughter to see if she know
How much-a lovin' it took to make her flowers grow

Hey Lord, Oh Lord
Who's that man

Oh well the devil women left when she saw such a sight
You know she's ???? with all her might
She said how can a low down looker like you
Beat a red-headed lady all black and blue
Oh yeah

Oh he hollowed and hollowed, he screamed and he roared
He said oh I've been stupid old cannon fodder
If the devil woman she don't like my world
I was nuthin' but a silly old ?????
Oh yeah, oh yeah, Hydroman

Ohhhh... Hydroman...

Well there was a story of a Hydroman
He kept all his lovin' in a watering can
He went lookin' for his daughter to see if she know
How much-a lovin' it took to make her flowers grow
Was it ??
Was it ??
Said Hydroman

Oh well that was the story of a Hydroman
He kept all his lovin' in a watering can
He went lookin' for his daughter to see if she know
How much-a lovin' it took to make her flowers grow
????
Woa ???? Hydroman

The Rose

Amanda McBroom - from 30 Years A-Greying (The Dubliners)


Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger
An endless aching need
 
I say love, it is a flower
And you, its only seed
 
It's the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of waking
That never takes a chance
It's the one who won't be taken
Who cannot seem to give
It's the soul afraid of dying
That never learns to live
 
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
 
Just remember in the winter
Beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed
That with the sun's love and rain
 
Becomes the rose

The Seasons Wheels

from An Emotional Time single #2


It sounded dry around us and there are no clouds today
And it hurts my throat to talk 
And I'm afraid I'm afraid
There's dust inside my nostrils and smoke upon my eyes
But I resolve to stay the searching child
Butter smells come pleasant as we travel on and on
The dancing yellow rhythm of the highway lights will form
Shadow dances shadow on my snow clean page
As the song and step and sentence seems to age
It's all in the days changing
The seasons wheels
The birds and buildings and all of these

In this haggard old condition I feel stronger
I feel strong
I gain a different focus when the hours of night are long
It is for you my maker that I spend my mortal days
As you pursue to guide me through this haze
As I say
As I say

I love my friends, believe me
I rarely say it though
For us they have their uses
But they also deal their blows
Daily I try to act more upon my dreams 
How bright a soul forgiven, bleeds
How bright a soul forgiven, bleeds
Are we getting any nearer
Are the stories making sense?
Are you hanging in there with us
Or have you fallen off the fence?

We saw a comet fly last year and I cried
I know that sometimes promises appear upon the tide
Sands draw nearer and draw nearer by the day
I write down what I feel but cannot say
So I say
Say

Sometimes you might see it in the eyes of a child
??Who grows big?? pretty flowers while his parents watch and smile
Unhindered and unpoisoned by the ways of main street
Big mans shoes on tiny feet

It's all in the days changing
The seasons wheels
The birds and buildings
And all of these
It's all in the days changing
The seasons wheels
The birds and buildings and all of these

Help me say

Help Us Make Our Peace

from An Emotional Time single #2


Here on my own
I try to tell you just how I feel
You've known me 24 years
You have waited on me
Now I stand innocent or guilty
A boy or a man
Now I stand innocent or guilty
A boy or a man

See the moon the stormclouds are fast
And the nights have flown
To lands of tears and agony and wild winds blowin'
Blow sweet wind of charity
Help us make this peace
Blow sweet wind of charity
Help us make this peace

Isn't it strange
What we're seeing
Isn't it strange
How we've been going on
Strange
Communication
Broken down

I watch you stand by the mirror
Remove your makeup I prefer it like that
I know it's been said so many times
But it needs to be said
Touched for the last time
And I feel how your pulse on mine
How we can be so physical
Without a word
Without a word
Not a word

Help us make our peace
Help us make our peace

The stormclouds will pass
And the nights will flow
To lands of tears and agony
And wild winds blowin'

Blow sweet wind of charity
Help us make this peace
Blow sweet wind of charity
Help us make this peace

Oh oh
Oh oh

Help us change (help us make our peace)
We need to change, change, change
Help us change (help us make our peace)
Help us change (help us make our peace)
Help us change (help us make our peace)

Song of Ecuador

from An Emotional Time single #2


Spoke to a girl of Spanish descent
Spoke of a town in Ecuador
The policeman shoot the children dead
Cause the tourists don't like to see the poor

I stare at her in disbelief
The horror is shining in my eyes
What I've seen brutalised on TV
People don't seem to be surprised anymore
We earn, they earn and we put in the banks
Talk nicely to the girl standing at the till
Do our business, say 'goodbye and thanks'
She says 'you all come back now, hear'
We say we will

I'm just a singer
Not a political man
And I thank God that that's what I am
I try and comment when I feel I should
I don't know if that is bad or good

Air From The Hills

from An Emotional Time single #1


And your feet are covered in dust
And your eyes are welling up in tears
Something from you has been lifted
You haven't felt as ?????? as this in years

And the air from the hills
Reminds the body that the soul is still flying
And the air from the hills
Reminds the body that the soul is still flying

And as you pass by
I caught a sparkle in your eye

And you are still singing songs
Still inspiring generations
And your vision is still strong
You never fail to break expectations

And the air from the hills
May it flow gently through you
So we breathe in our fill
And we glide on a ?trail?
And we raise a glass to you

And as you pass by
Caught a sparkle in your eye

Let The Rhythm Take You Home

from An Emotional Time single #1


There's so much to remember
There's so much to forget
To live into the music
Cause it has not failed me yet
There's a garden up in heaven
There's a church in the street
And I know when I'm dancing
I'll be praying on my feet

I just let that rhythm take me home
Just let that rhythm take me home

There's something that somebody
????buy??????
To give is to receive
And to receive is to give
It's all been very serious
But laughter comes for free
If it's okay with you my Lord
It'll be okay with me

We'll just let that rhythm take us home
Just let that rhythm take us home

Sometimes I'm worried
Sometimes you're hurt
Get into the music
Man and dance for all your worth

Just let that rhythm take you home
Just let that rhythm take you home
Just let that rhythm take you home
Just let that rhythm take you home

Same Song

from One Tongue single


Hello memory I'm glad you came
This heaven always was in confusion and is still the same
Got a postcard with a picture of the land
Where you and I went walking

There's a bright evening with the sun upon the rain drenched ground
And all the shops are closed, people are going home
I remember days like this they always come
And the season turned

  I hear it now, I hear this song
  Same song (bring it back)
  Hear it now, I hear this song
  Same song (bring it back)

And we stayed in a stone wall house drinking hot tea at night
And an old lady would tell us proverbs
With a twinkle in her eye
I remember that time oh how could I forget
Covered in blue remembering you
That's it
That's it

Wish You Everything

from One Tongue single


Dawn upon the city
Never be the same
The sun shone gold that morning
Kind upon your face

  I give you my best
  I wish you everything
  I hope you break through your test
  You deserve everything

Too tired to dream
Too much television
Not enough silence
Dreaming back into derision
I give you my best
I wish you everything
C'mon ???go home?
?Come on? with everything

Talk to me babe
Understand me and my ways
Do I have a chance in your game
Or is it the end

Leaving a note upon your door
Call you ten times a day
I hope you carry me home
I need it
I need it

Give you my best
Everything
This is a test
Everything

Talk to me, talk to me now
Where do I stand
Is this your song
Or is it the end

Everything...

The Rain

from One Tongue single


And who said the sky came down to earth
And who said the night was there too soon
We got a fondness for all kinds of weather
Cause it's good for the soul
And he wore a coat of many colours
And his eyes were blue and green
And he had a soft way of speaking
And he brought with him the rain

  The rain
  The rain
  The rain
  He brought with him the rain

You can put your best foot forward
And polish up your precious stones
Go where you know you want to
And do what you got to do
Cause there's no amount of special money
And there's no amount of stately homes
And there's no amount of land or possessions
That'll take me away from my home in the forest

  The rain
  The rain
  The rain
  He brought with him the rain

And you could feel it falling
And watch around how everything grows
It's in the daylight it's in the nightlight
It's in the wind
It's in the flowers that come and go
?So you? coming a coat of true colours
And his eyes will be blue and green
And he'll be so gently spoken of words
And he'll bring with him the falling rain

  The rain
  The rain
  The rain
  He brought with him the rain

Don't worry, don't look back
Don't worry...

Carry On

from One Tongue single


You gotta climb the wall
Made of bricks and mortar
Build bridges over unknown waters
They'll try and knock you down
You gotta turn and face them
Try and keep you down
God gave you patience

Carry on Carry on
Carry yourself on distant ground (? kiss the ground ?)

I know you're tired
And I see you a-crying
Come over here beside me
I will listen in silence
It's a hard world
We must keep on moving
You got your shoulders
And you got ?a feeling today?

Carry on - Oh be one
Carry on - Be well be strong
Carry on - ?this is the???????????
Carry on - yeah listen, listen

Carry on - follow your star, be who you are
Carry on - Aim real high, touching the sky
Carry on - Push on through, power through it ?That'll do it ?
Carry on - You know who you are, ?you know you're you?

Carry on - ?Oh you got to get to?
Carry on - Keep it up, ?????????
Carry on - Fly high like a bird does
Carry on - oh yeah
Carry on

Thank You For Believing

from One Tongue single


When your mind is full of anger
You got to let it free someday
?? some ??????
Sometimes it's in a dance or in a beat
You never know or do you ever

You ???position? 
You got ?????????
You can make a difference
If you do it's alright
You got the answers
You got the strength
You are the answer to my love ?come again???????

  Thank you for believing
  Thank you for the start
  Thank you for believing
  Thank you for the start

And I know you've been frustrated
As I have many times been
You know when you get a little frustrated
You're going to call it into me

You've got the power
You ??inside?
You make a difference
To your own life

You have decision
You have the night
You have an answer
To get ????????

  Thank you for believing
  Thank you for the start
  Thank you for believing
  Thank you for the start

Oh

A man is in danger of his life
He got to ????another day?
When a man is in danger of his life
He's got to ?live it for ?????????

This song is a danger to the man in blue
This song is dedicated to what he does and what ?he'll? do
This song is an answer to what we know
This is going to make it
And this is going to go

And only you have the answer
You have the night
You have the position
To make your own mind up anytime
You have the answer
You have the right
You're in a position 
To ?get it ????? or get it right?????

  Thank you for believing
  Thank you for the start
  Thank you for believing
  Thank you for the start

The Rebel

from One Tongue single


A young man arose to the words of a rebel song
Sold his old clothes, bought a knife and a gun
Felt like a hero, felt clear, felt high
He went out, he fought, he killed and he died
In the name of freedom, freedom

And his mother cries at the killing of her son
She only wears black now and only sings sad songs
His wife is in his tears, buries her head in her hands
For she and her man had a future, they had plans
She and her man had a future, had plans for children
Children, children

There's a voice out there who I call my Lord
Sends me my conscious, my right and my wrong
Says put down your killing and put down your guns
Let one be forever, forever be one
Be forever, forever be one
Hear me
Hear me

So they buried a rebel
They only sing sad songs
Why
Why

Si do mhamo i

from Isn't It Amazing single


refrain:
 'Si/ do mhamo/ i/, 'si/ do mhamo/ i/
 'si/ do mhamo/ i/, 'si/ cailleach an airgid
 'si/ do mhamo/ i/, o/ Bhaile Iorrais Mho/ir i/
 Chuirfeadh si/ co/isti/ ar bho/ithre Chois Fharraige

Da/ bhfeicfea/ an 'steam' 'ghabha/il siar To/in Ui/ Loing
'S na rothai/ 'ghabha/il timpeall siar o/ na ceathru/nai/
Chaithfeadh si/ 'n stiu/ir naoi n-uair ar a cu/l
'S ni/ choinneodh si/ siu/l le cailleach an airgid.

refrain

Measann tu/ 'bpo/sfa' Measann tu/ 'bpo/sfa'
Measann tu/ 'bpo/sfa' cailleach an airgid
Ta/'s a/m nach 'bpo/sfa', ta/'s a'm nach bpo/sfa'
Mar ta/ si/ ro/-o/g is d'o/lfadh si/'n t-airgead

refrain

'S gairid go bpo/sfa', 'S gairid go bpo/sfa',
'S gairid go bpo/sfa', beirt ar a' mbaile seo
'S gairid go bpo/sfa', 'S gairid go bpo/sfa',
Sea/n She/amais Mho/ir is Maire/ad Ni/ Chathasaigh.

English translation:
chorus:
She is your granny, she is your granny,
She is your granny, the hag with the money
She is your gran, from the town of Nishmore
And she would put caoches on the roads of Cois Fharraige
 
If you'd see the steam going past Toin Ui Loin'
And the wheels turning speedily out from her flanks
She'd scatter the stoor nine times to the rear
But she'd never keep pace with the hag with the money

chorus
 
Do you reckon he'd marry? Do you reckon he'd marry?
Do you reckon he'd marry the hag with the money
I know he'll not marry, I know he'll not merry
'Cause he is too young and he'll squander the money
 
chorus (x2)
 
We'll soon have a wedding, we'll soon have a wedding
We'll soon have a wedding, by two in the village
We'll soon have a wedding, we'll soon have a wedding
Between Sean Sheamais Mhoir and Maire Ni Chathasaigh
 
chorus(x3)

Of The People

from Isn't It Amazing single


???? a man on his own stand up
For what he believes to be
He'll give all luxury up for the sake of a vision of freedom
He walked 4000 miles across ?the green?
Because he knows he's had a dream
And the old man he ?should fall?
He wants to change the white mans laws

For the people
Free the people
Let the people
Be the people
For the future
Of the children
And the freedom
Of the people

He has his vision held on a bright light he sees in the distance
His children follow him from generation to generation
This is not the golden age
We're sending rockets into space
We don't mind if we ?shall fall?
We gotta change the white mans laws

For the people
Free the people
Let the people
Be the people
For the future
Of the children
And the freedom
Of the people

You see ?????
There's a dreammaker making a shape
Coming through to you
You see you're not dreaming now
No no
And the light comes in
And it's falling on the world
And the light is coming in
And you can see it in the child the man the boy and girl

For the people
Free the people
Let the people
Be the people
For the future
Of the children
And the freedom
Of the people

The Well

from Isn't It Amazing single


And Rose can you tell me have you been to the well?
Have you uncovered mysteries for us? Could you tell?
Have you married sweet notions, are you up with the birds?
Can you soothe us, your people, with your soothing words?

Oh Rose
I've been dying for you to come
Oh Rose 
In this time and again

Sister oh sister have you seen it's been said
It's been carved out of stone and been painted in lead
Selling the land that is owned by no man
Oh mother, dear mother, be mother again
Be mother again

Oh Rose mother of the Earth
Oh sweet Rose ??????
Oh would you carry us back home
Oh God Rose now we know what you are

So after the gathering they all chose to stand firm
And their hearts turned burning after what black Rose told them 
She said this is our homeland, she said born from the earth
We will sing out the new song and we know what this is worth

Oh all this says Rose
Oh I believe in Rose again
Oh singing and calling your name
Oh and conscience come out again

So Rose I believe you've been to the well
And you found a new legend for your people to tell
Was it water from heaven, was it clean, was it sweet
And did you wash your hands and did she kiss your feet
The water

Oh calling you Rose
Oh conscience we feel it grow
Oh Rose
Oh

Let Him Know

from Isn't It Amazing single


Man of love lies on the side of the road
Blood in his eyes cause he's been crying so
Left low
Left untainted
Left unnerved
Let him feel that he's wanted
Let him feel that he's heard

Let him know that you hear
Let him know that you hear
Let him know that you hear

Man of love of dignity and pride
Laid down his weary head now
And felt like crying, dying, dying
Fell right down
Man who loved the people of this world
Then drink got on top of him
And he felt that he was cursed
And he felt that he was cursed

Let him know that you hear
Let him know that you hear
Let him know that you hear

Little boy or little girl child
Does your mother or father know that you are out tonight
I know something
I know it is real and true
There is something real
It is for you, for you
I'm talking about love (love)
Only, dearest, ?keepin'?, holding, ?????, everything, love

Getting Too Much

from Isn't It Amazing single


Is it getting too much
Should I come around?
Are you losing touch
With what we call solid ground

Is the train too fast
Are the colours not clear
Losing touch with emotions
Imprisoned in fear
Are they trying your temper
Are you missing your home
Lost sight of the mountains
Lost sight of your soul

Look out
This is your decision time again
Comes every once in a while
For better again
For better again

Should I come around?
Should I come around?

You say you had to call me
Take your mind off him (mind off him)
It was good while it lasted
But it hurt in the end
You've been too long out there (too long out there)
Faraway from your friends
Now you know you're welcome
To come back again
Yes, I can see it now
I can see your boat coming
And I'll be standing with your family
And your best friends

Should I come around?
Should I come around?

You've been missing too long (missing too long)
It's been ten years or more (ten years or more)
But you had to leave (but you had to leave)
We all know the score (we all know the score)
Tired of the country (tired of the country)
That you love so deep (that you love so deep)
But it was too deep to notice (too deep to notice)
You nearly lost your feet (lost your feet)

But I can see the light that you've been waiting for
It's gonna be alright
Need I ask for more
Is it time to come along and talk
To come along and talk to you

Should I come around (talk it over)
Should I come around (talk it over)
Should I come around (that's what friends are for)

Suspicious Minds

from This Is It (Your Soul) single





Come Together

The Beatles - from This Is It (Your Soul) single





Forever Young

Bob Dylan - from This Is It (Your Soul) single


May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay
Forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the light surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and strong
May you stay
Forever young

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
May you stay
Forever young

Many's The Time (In Dublin)

T. Finn/L. O'Maonlai/A. White - from Tim Finn's "Before & After"


Many's the time I'd do anything just to belong
Many's the time what I did 
I would feel to be wrong
I was only trying too hard
just to belong
I was only trying too hard

The wind pulled the water
Bonfire burned high
You took me in your arms
and told me I could cry
I didn't want to hurt you
I felt something was wrong
I didn't mean to want you
just to belong

First we got turned away
then we got welcomed in
First we got turned away
then we got welcomed in
I was only trying too hard
A place to begin
I was only trying too hard

We drove past the nightclub
in a beaten up old car
The man on the door said
"Do we know who you are?"
They gave us fruit cocktails
that we didn't want to drink
Techno music coming through 
I started to think

Where are the people
that we welcomed in
Where is the place
the place to begin
It's got to be someone
It's got to be now

I made it my purpose
I made it my plan
The rulers of the world
would never understand
You are my dancing queen
I wanna hear you sing
The day that you do
I'll be your dancing king

And if my words were stars
I'd send you a skyfull
It felt so good
It felt so easy
It felt so good
It felt so easy

Cathain

from "Common Ground"


When will you come home to me
When will we see each other again
When will you come home to me
I will wait for that day and I will wait in faith

I feel your absence
I feel you from me and I feel you from afar
I feel your absence
And I don't know when I will taste again your lips

When will you come home to me
When will we see each other again
When will you come home to me
I will wait for that day and I will wait in faith

The sky over my head is the same as ever
The mountains surround he as they always do
The tide ebbs and flows as usual
But I see with only one eye without you by my side

When will you come home to me
When will we see each other again
When will you come home to me
I will wait for that day and I will wait in faith

I hear your laughter in my dreams
I listen to your sound as I lay down
I look at the road through the window of my house
The road you took without me by your side

When will you come home to me
When will we see each other again
When will you come home to me
I will wait for that day and I will wait in faith

Lakes of Ponchartrain

from "Bringing It All Back Home" and "Celtic Inspiration" compilations


It was on one bright March morning, I bid New Orleans adieu 
And I took on the road to Jacksontown, my fortune to renew 
I cursed all foreign money, no credit could I gain 
Which filled my heart with longing for the lakes of Ponchartrain 

I stepped on board of a railroad car underneath the morning sun 
We rode the road till evening time till I laid me down again 
All strangers there no friends to me till a dark girl toward me came 
And I fell in love with a Creole girl by the lakes of Ponchartrain 

I said, "My bonny Creole lass, my money it tells no good 
And if it weren't for the alligators, I would sleep here in the woods" 
"You're welcome here, kind stranger, our house is very plain 
We never turned a stranger out on the shores of Ponchartrain" 

[sax solo]

She took me home to her mammy's house and treated me right well 
The hair upon her shoulders in jet black ringlets fell 
To try and paint her beauty, I'm sure 'twould be in vain 
As handsome was my Creole lass on the shores of Ponchartrain 

I asked her if she'd marry me, she said that would never be 
For she do have a lover who is far away at sea 
She said that she would wait for him and true she would remain 
Till he returned to his Creole girl at the banks of Ponchartrain 

So fare thee well, my Creole lass, who I will see no more 
I'll never forget your kindness in the cottage by the shore 
And at each social gathering, a flowing glass I'll drain 
And drink a health to my Creole girl at the lakes of Ponchartrain

It's A Man's Man's Man's World

James Brown/Betty Newcombe - from You Can Love Me Now single


This is a man's world
But it would mean nothing
Without a woman or a girl

You see
Man made the cars
To take us over the road
Man made the train
To carry a heavy load
Man made the electrolight
To take us out of the dark
Man made the boat on the water
Like Noah made the Ark

This is a man's man's man's world
But it would be nothing
Nothing
Without a woman or a girl

Man thinks about little bitty baby girls 
And baby boys
Man makes them happy
Because man makes them toys
After man make them everything
Everything he can
You know man make money
To buy from the other man

This is a man's world
But it would mean nothing
Without a woman or a girl

He's lost in the wilderness
He's lost
Bitterness
Lost
Tenderness
He's lost
Motherness

Pray for man

White Potatos

from Long Journey Home soundtrack


A thousants farewells to the white potatos
for as long as we had them, a pleasant hoard
affable, innocent, coming into our company
as they laughed with us the head of the board.

They were help to the nurse, to the man and the child,
to the weak and the strong, to the young and the old
but the cause of my sorrow, my grief my affliction
them rolling away, without frost, without cold.

What will be a shroud for those to be buried?
Tobacco, pipes or a coffin of wood?
If we are to die now may the high king protect us
and, of course, it would be a release if we could.

On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain

from Sharon Shannon's "The Diamond Mountain Sessions"


I've travelled from Texas
To Old Loussianne
Through mountains and valleys and plains
Footsore and weary
I rested a while
On the banks of old Pontchartrain
 
The fairest young maiden
That I ever saw passed by when it started to rain
We both found a shelter
Beneath the same tree
On the banks of old Pontchartrain
I ventured a smile but she thought I was bold
I hastened to try and explain
Somehow I knew I would linger a while
On the banks of old Pontchartrain
 
We hid from the shower and hour or so
She asked me how long I'd remain
I told her I spend the rest of my days
On the banks of old Pontchartrain
As time drifted by we fell deeper in love
A love that would just bring her pain
I knew that one day I would leave her alone
On the banks of old Pontchartrain
I just couldn't tell her that I ran away
From a jail on the West Texas plain
I prayed in my heart I would never be found
To the banks of old Pontchartrain
 
Then one day a man put a hand on my arm
Said I must go west the same day
I said I couldn't without saying goodbye
On the banks of old Pontchartrain
Tonight I sit here alone in my cell
I know that she is waiting in vain
And hoping and praying someday to return
On the banks of old Pontchartrain