Album lyrics: People


I'm Sorry
This song tells exactly how, when I was, while I was
Sitting back on my deep pile reclining chair
Thinking about my life and all the good things that happened
Well it just came to mind to me that
Yeah came to mind to me that

I ain't been treatin her too bad...too well too well

No I been pushin' her 'round
And you know
There comes a time in every mans life when he's got to
Look over his misdemeanours misgivings misfortunes and miss
Whatever her name is ha ha

I'm sorry I'm sorry

Yeah and say you're sorry, so I say, I'm sorry
Cos I been telling you lies, standing on your face
I been making you cry all over the place Lord
I should have known (known) should've known better
Well I could not phone (phone) but I could

I'm sorry

You know I'm crazy sorry sorry sorry baby
I think it's time I realised get down on my knees
And apologise

Oh Lord
I didn't know when I hurt you
I didn't know when you cried
I didn't know when you screamed Lord
I didn't know when you stopped to cry

I didn't know when you called
I didn't know when you hurt
I didn't sweet Mama
I didn't know I should

I'm sorry

Don't Go
There's a smell of fresh cut grass
And it's filling up my senses
And the sun is shinin down
On the blossoms in the avenue
There's a buzzin fly
Hangin round the bluebells and the daisies
There's a lot more lovin left in this world

Don't go
Don't leave me now, now, now
While the sun smiles
Stick around and laugh a while

And I'm lying warm on the soft sandy beaches
And my toes are submerged in the water and it feels good
Children playing building castles on the shoreline
Like a painting that we loved Lord it feels so fine

Don't go
Don't leave me now, now, now
While the sun smiles
Stick around and laugh a while

There's white horses and they're coming at me at a pace now
There's a blue sirocco blowin warm wind into my face
The sun is shining on the underside of the bridges
And there's cars going by with smiles in the windows

And there's a black cat lying in the shadow of the gatepost
And the black cat tells me that love is on the way
There's a black cat lying in the shadow of the gatepost
And the black cat tells me that love is on the way

Don't go
Don't leave me now, now, now
While the sun smiles
Stick around and laugh a while, stick around and laugh a while

Forgiven
The tide is turning
We'll be rolling home
The fires are burning
We will soon be alone

Chorus:
To be
Forgiven
Forgiven
Forgiven

May the tall trees guide you
Let the deep river roll
May the moon abide you
We will soon be at home

Chorus

We have been wrong
But the light will save us

It'll Be Easier In The Morning
If the lonely night surrounds you
Yeah you're weighed down by gloom
No you don't like what it feels in
Your dark and dirty room

It'll be easier in the morning
It'll be easier in the day
Sun will shine on though your window
We got light to lead the way

Looks like the bottle has run empty
Yeah your heart is torn and dry
Lord you don't like what it feels like
Your sad and lonely eyes

Looks like the highways never ending
Yeah your legs they feel like lead
Lord you're twisting yeah and turning
In your wide and lonely bed

It'll be easier in the morning etc.

Looks like you got no one you can talk to

No one left to talk to

And your heart is torn'n'blue
Yeah you look in no direction

No direction...

I guess these words might pull you through

Hallelujah Jordan
Hallelujah Jordan he went to the nearest bar he ordered 
Whiskey and Soda
See how far he'd get to forgetting her
Yeah

He met her at an all night cafe
And they sat all night drinking coffee
And talking and they found they had a lot in common
And later on they went back to his place and they sat 'till dawn
Laughing, talking yeah they found they had a lot in common

He was young
He had a young spirit
They could have kissed all night
And he knew that he loved her yeah

But now you'll find Hallelujah Jordan in some unknown late bar
Trying to tell strange folks his secrets and his problems yea

Yea you'll find Hallelujah Jordan in a late bar the the ghetto
Wine stains on his belly and oh he'll tell ya...
How she was flattered by a smart young man
He drove a fast car and ooh ooh she want

Hallelujah Jordan you can tell me your secrets
You can tell me your problems
I think I know what you mean...

Now Hallelujah loves the bottle more brittle than her body
More brittle than the heart she'd broken yeah...

Hallelujah left this town
The next drink he had he drowned oh
Finally drowned his sorrows yeah

If You Go
If you go I hope you get there
If you get there I hope you like it

Cos the night might seem like maidens
Sweet maidens sent to tempt you

And the dark might seem like lovers
Sweet lovers sent to kiss you

Oh if you go I hope you get there
If you get there I hope you like it

Yea yea and I
I can see your eyes shining but your head won't move
Oh yeah I
I can see your eyes shining but your head, your head won't move

You can't leave now brother
Don't leave now brother
Cos we love you

You can't go no
You can't leave now brother
Don't leave now brother
Cos we love you

Oh you can't go

You can't leave now brother
Don't leave now brother
Cos we love you
Yes you
If you go
Can't leave now
Don't leave now brother
Cos we love you

But if you go I hope you get there
If you get there I know you'll like it

The Older We Get
As a child touching age we think that its so
That life love and everything is easy to know
The old, they can't reach us,
Their ways are not ours
Though the furrowed our futures
Our freedom they bore

The older we get the further we see
The more we mean to each other
The more you mean to me

I believe in these people
I believe in this age
Though I hear about torment in lifes lonely page
Yet still we walk strong
Well remember we're free
For the truth we are given
For what we believe

Chorus: The older...

I have searched out the answers
To the mysteries the laws
Though I still find barriers
Yet still I would fall
But I struggle on
The truth that I seek
But I must remain strong
For the lonely the weak the weak the old

The older we get etc.

Yes I Was
Was I there when you were lying staring cold against my face
Did I run to hear your crying hoping you would come again

Was I there when you were lonely
Was I there, or did I care?

Was I missing when you needed brothers arms
Or was I there?

Yes I was

And if night fall held your head
A tangled mess of shocking pain

Did I run there to your guidance
Hoping you would come again
You were thinking I could hear
Your heaby breathing had me scared

Did I run or did I think or did I know or was I there?

Yes I was

And if night fall takes your head
A tangled mess of shocking pain
Did I run or did I think or did I know or was I there?

You were thinking I could hear
Your heavy breathing had me scared
Did I run or did I think or did I know or was I there?

Yes I was

Love Don't Work This Way

O'Maonlai/O'Braonain/Maria Doyle/Leo Barnes/Peter O'Toole/Jeremiah Fehily


When I first met you darling
Everything seemed so fine
Holdin' hands and roses
I really thought you were mine

Love don't work this way
Love don't work this way

Gonna grow my hair
Gonna hide my face
Gonna call your name
All over the place
I love you darling
You know I do
My whole life
Revolves 'round you

Love don't work this way
Love don't work this way

Then you started to change honey
Stopped looking my way
So I thought a lot
Dream a lot
Dreamt a lot
Thought a lot
I had to say

Love don't work this way
Love don't work this way

Gonna grow my hair... etc

Love don't work this way
Love don't work this way

Ballad of Katie
Big man moves into town on a black horse
I wonder why
He kicks the dust off his black boots
He wipes his eyes
And all the men in all the town
All the people all around stand watching
There wondering here wondering now
wondering who wondering how
wondering why

He's a lone traveller he's been travelling 'round
He's seen death valleys
He's seen young men drown
He seeks a young lady take her home lay her down
He seeks a young lady take her home lay her down

Katie lives in the small town, she lives outside
She catches sight of the big man on the black horse
She likes his eyes

Of all the men in all the world she's ever seen or
Ever heard she's seen more like him...
She feels his eyes think they hurt
Feels the pain thinks its worse she's wondering...why

Billy lives in the small town and he loves Katie
Oh he loves her life
He'd go over and kill the big man
Staring at Katie
But he don't fight
No

He says oh hold on brother
Fore you go any further
Who's eyes do you have on
She's mine brother I could be her man
Get your black horse brother
Get you right out of this town
Get your black horse brother
Get you right out of this town

Big man leaves town on the black horse
He says goodbye

Feet On The Ground
This song talking about dealing with times of trouble
When your head seems to be starting to explode
And the weight on your back seems to be overloading
And you're dragging your feet behind you

(Feet on the ground)
Yeah
Are we ready
Yeah, yeah

I'm talking about people living life each day
My kind of people trying to make their own way

I'm talking about living (living)
Living like you can
Like a common people
Like a common dance
I say, I say

I got my feet on the ground
Got my feet on the ground (buried in soul)
Got my feet on the ground
Got my feet on the ground

I aint talking about jet fighters
Flying low overhead
I ain't talking about steel girders silver steel
Battle ships filling each others bellies full of lead
No I ain't talking about war machines
Or games made to destroy
No I'm talking about human beings yeah
Like girls and boys
Like you and me

You may not all feel that much clearer but
It means love anyway
I say, I say, I say

I've got my feet on the ground
Got my feet on the ground
Got my feet on the ground
Got my feet on the ground

Lonely Lane

O'Maonlai/O'Braonain/O'Toole


I stand on the corner of an alley they call Lonely Lane
and I'm looking at my reflection on the ground
cos it's pouring rain.
I'm thinking of my own street thinking how well it was before
all the people left me for I was there
and they had gone to the blue mountains far from Lonely Lane

Seven lonely evenings I have now spend alone in this place
and I have shed seven lonely tears every evening
and I thought of her face

My sweet lady left me left me dry sitting in this lonely attic
been heartache and crying
she's gone to the blue mountains far from Lonely Lane.
There's an all night cafe in the middle of this dusty town
and that's where I tell the people the story
that I'm telling you now.
It's now I first got here how it came to be.

People got tired of this city smoke and of me
I've been gone I should be at blue mountains far from Lonely Lane
I'll be gone to the blue mountains far from Lonely Lane

I'm packing my bags I'm gettin up and I'm leaving right now
Don't care if I fly or swim don't care if I walk or if I drown
But I got to get there get right up to where the air is clean
and I don't know smoke -
I'm going to be gone to the blue mountains far from Lonely Lane
I sould be gone to the blue mountains far from Lonely Lane
You'd better believe me now
All I want is no more Lonely Lane all right
I should be gone to the blue mountains far from Lonely Lane
Oh yeah babe oooh aaah oooh aaah

Saved

O'Maonlai/O'Braonain/O'Toole


Sleep, love, be merry
Soft like a child
Your heart is
What love is
You're saved

Star o'er the ocean
The light in your eyes
Your heart is
What love is
You're saved

The sun in the evening,
The red in your hair
Your heart is
What love is
You're saved

And time flows through Eden,
The sands o'er the lea,
Your heart is
What love is
You're saved

Your laughter, it sparkles
The diamonds of truth
Your heart is
What love is
You're saved