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Dropkick Murphys lyrics

Album: Blackout [2003]

Tracks16
 01  Walk Away
 02  Worker's Song
 03  The Outcast
 04  Black Velvet Band
 05  Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight
 06  World Full of Hate
 07  Buried Alive
 08  The Dirty Glass
 09  Fields of Athenry
 10  Bastards on Parade
 11  As One
 12  This Is Your Life
 13  Time to Go
 14 Kiss Me I'm #!@*faced
 15 Rocky Road to Dublin (live)
 16 Boys on the Docks (live)
all Dropkick Murphys lyrics



Walk Away
So you say you fell in love
And you're gonna get married
Raise yourself a family
How simple life can be
Somewhere it all went wrong
And your plan just fell apart
And you ain’t got the heart
to finish what you started

Yeah you fell in love
And you went and got married
Had yourself a family
How simple life can be
Somewhere it all went wrong
And your plan just fell apart
And you ain’t got the heart
to finish what you started

The ones that you loved
The ones that you left behind
The ones that you said you tried to find
They tried to find you
[x2]

Somewhere it all went wrong
And your plan just fell apart
And you ain’t got the heart
to finish what you started
You walked out that door
To find out where you belong
To fulfill your own selfish dreams
I think you might have forgotten

The ones that you loved
The ones that you left behind
The ones that you said you tried to find
They tried to find you
[x2]back to top
Worker's Song
Yeah, this one's for the workers who toil night and day
By hand and by brain to earn your pay
Who for centuries long past for no more than your bread
Have bled for your countries and counted your dead

In the factories and mills, in the shipyards and mines
We've often been told to keep up with the times
For our skills are not needed, they've streamlined the job
And with slide rule and stopwatch our pride they have robbed

We're the first ones to starve the first ones to die
The first ones in line for that pie-in-the-sky
And always the last when the cream is shared out
For the worker is working when the fat cat's about

And when the sky darkens and the prospect is war
Who's given a gun and then pushed to the fore
And expected to die for the land of our birth
Though we've never owned one lousy handful of earth?

All of these things the worker has done
From tilling the fields to carrying the gun
We've been yoked to the plough since time first began
And always expected to carry the canback to top
The Outcast
If they can make a law
Then I can break a law
If I can break a law
Will the law break me?
It comes tumbling down again
I can't comprehend
Is it destiny?
A nomadic state
Are you a refugee?
No place to call your home
Forever walk alone
As the world goes on
Forgotten by the ones you know

[Chorus:]
And all the words you gave me
I lost on bended knee
But you can't stop these cravings just by praying they would cease

If I can make a life
Then I can take a life
If I can save a life
Will this life save me?
Time after time
I still seem to find
You're looking out for me
So wrap your arms around me
Hold me close and don't let go
Let me lean on you as I think things through
If I don't we'll never know

[Chorus x2]

Will your faith save me?
Will I find this place where I belong? (Find this place where I belong)
Can you protect me from my troubles?
Keep me safe from harm?
Will you help me carry on?!

[Chorus x2]

If they can make a law
Then they can break a law
If I can break a law
Will the law break me?
It comes tumbling down again
I can't comprehend
Is it destiny?
A nomadic state
Are you a refugee?
No place to call your home
Forever walk alone
As the world goes on
Forgotten by the ones you knowback to top
Black Velvet Band
In a neat little town they call Quincy
Apprenticed in trade I was bound
And many an hour of sweet happiness
I spent in that neat little town
Then bad misfortune befell me
And caused me to stray from the land
Far away from my friends and companions
To follow the black velvet band

As I was out strolling one evening
Not intending to stay very long
I met a frolicsome damsel
As she same tripping along
A watch she pulled out on her pocket
And slipped it right into my hand
On the very first night that I met her
Bad luck to the black velvet band

Chorus:
Her eyes, they shone like the diamond
You’d think she was queen of the land
And her hair hung over her shoulder
Tied up in black velvet band

Before judge and jury next morning
Both of us did not appear
A gentleman claimed his jewelry
And that case against us was clear
Now seven long years transportation
Right down to Van Dieman’s land
Far away from my friends and companions
To follow the black velvet band
So come all you jolly young fellows
Ill have you take warning by me
Whenever you’re out on the liquor
Beware of the pretty colleen
She’ll fill you with whiskey and porter
Until you’re not able to stand
And the very next thing you know
You’ve landed in Van Dieman’s Landback to top
Gonna Be a Blackout Tonight
Gonna be a blackout
Gonna nail me a black curtain up good an' tight
Gonna do what my air raid man says is right
I'm gonna pull down my shade an' turn out my light
There's gonna be a blackout, blackout tonight

Cause my town is big and my town is bright
My town can work and my town can fight
So don't strike no light and don't cause a red
There's gonna be a blackout, blackout tonight

Gonna be a blackout, blackout tonight
Gonna be a blackout
Gonna do what my air raid man says is right
Blackout tonight
Pull down my shade and turn out the light

Lights will go out all over town
And the air raid warden will walk up and down
It's part of the war, I'm gonna do right
There's gonna be a blackout, blackout tonightback to top
World Full of Hate
A feeling inside in the back of my head
Like a song you still know from so long ago
And I wouldn't change a thing
Like a car driving by triggers something in my mind
Am I retrieving my direction or just charging forward blind
Am I everything that you wanted me to be
Have I lost that condition, a connection I couldn't see
Til the end like a friend stands by you again
And I wouldn't change a thing
Toe to toe, friend or foe, its all that I know
And I wouldn't change a thing
As the years pass us by, will I still make the grade
Can I really offer anything, and will my soul be saved
Can you cleanse me of...drive out the swine
Am I only falling farther, can you keep me safe from harm
The memories you build in the house on a hill
Would you really change a thing
Corrected mistakes in a world full of hate
Never changes anythingback to top
Buried Alive
Nothing they could do but sit down there with the black coal all arou
nd them, and the water rose so quick and cold, an unlikely place to dr
own.

Nine in the mine, trapped down below- down, down, down in the ground
and this'll be the day I didn't kiss my wife goodbye, take care of my
family I'm buried alive

They held their heads up high as they struggled hard to breath
and asked the Lord to open his arms for the nine souls he'd receive

Nine in the mine...

They latched themselves together so in death they might be found
and prayed there for miracle some 24 stories down.

Nine in the mine...back to top
The Dirty Glass
Murphy, Murphy...darling dear, I long for you now night and day.
Your pain was my pleasure; your sorrow my joy.
I feel now I've lost you to health and good cheer.
Darcy, when I met you I was five years too young;
A boy beyond his age, or so I'd tell someone:
Anyone who'd listen and a few who couldn't care.
Still I welcomed you with open arms: my love, I did share.
Darcy, Darcy, darling dear,
You left me dying, crying there.
In whiskey, gin, and pints of beer,
I fell for you my darling dear.
You shut me off and you showed me the door...
But you always came crawling back begging me for more.
I showed you kindness, a stool, and a tab...
Then you poured me my pain in a dirty glass.
(Yeah, you left him bloody, battered, penniless, and poor!)
You know, I often stopped and wondered how you made it through my door.
...With my brother's new non-duplicate registry ID.
Well, you bit off more than you could chew the first day you met me.
Darcy, Darcy, darling dear,
You left me dying, crying there.
In whiskey, gin, and pints of beer,
I fell for you my darling dear.
You weren't the first to court me Mister; you won't be the last.
Oh, I'm sure I wasn't Honey...I know all about your past.
Listen to the big shot with his pager on call!
You spent most of those nights in my bathroom stall.
(Yeah, you got him high but you left him low)
Mind your own business, boy!
How was I to know that he was just a fiend and a no-good cheat?
Well, it's all in the past bitch, 'cause now I've got it beat!
Darcy, Darcy, darling dear,
You left me dying, crying there.
In whiskey, gin, and pints of beer,
I fell for you my darling dear.(4x)
...My dear...my dear...
Darcy! Darcy! My darling dear!back to top
Fields of Athenry
By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling
Michael, they have taken you away,
For you stole Trevelyan's corn,
So the young might see the morn.
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay.

[Chorus:]
Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young man calling
Nothing matters, Mary, when you're free
Against the famine and the crown,
I rebelled, they cut me down.
Now you must raise our child with dignity.

[Chorus]

By a lonely harbor wall, she watched the last star fall
As the prison ship sailed out against the sky
For she lived to hope and pray for her love in Botany Bay
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.back to top
Bastards on Parade
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I've lost all the time that I have in this world
I've spent it unwisely, unwisely you see
And I can't get it back and I can't move forward
I'm broken and I'm empty, it's over for me
If I could undo all the wrongs that I've caused
Fall to my knees, pray for swiftness and just
For I'm just a fool, a fool driven to dust
And the world ain't gonna change for me

So give me one more chance to prove these problems and frustrations
Aren't just manifest in memories we're destined to repeat
A second chance to prove I know right from wrong
I swear I'll do things different but can't promise to be strong

So come all you losers, you bastards and cheats
Vagrants and barflies down on the street
Follow this path to salvation, vindication awaits
We're marching on East Broadway tonight

If you could look into this old face and try to see the young man
I swear I once was pretty, not the monster you now see
But I squandered all my chances, lost my faith and took for granted
This life and precious one chance, the whirlwind I'll wreak

If I could undo all the wrongs that I've caused
Fall to my knees, pray for swiftness and just
For I'm just a fool, a fool driven to dust
And the world ain't gonna change for me

So come all you losers, you bastards and cheats
Vagrants and barflies down on the street
Follow this path to salvation, vindication awaits
We're marching on East Broadway tonightback to top
As One
Tonight my son, Ill heed the call
If you’re to live, then I must fall
Just give me one more moment, another walk out in the sun
One more day to find justice with your shadow by my side
Cuff me, Tie me, lock me down ‘cause Ill be back to another go round

As one!

My blood runs red beneath the knife
I give my soul to you tonight
From early on I was on my own with no light to guide my way
Then the hand of destiny called me only now do I understand
Interwoven our lives became, bonded by blood no need to be repaid!

As one!

Just give me one more moment with your shadow by my side
And we will always be together…as one.back to top
This Is Your Life
Its another November evening
As you remember your way home
You mete out your aggressive tendencies
On whats left of your blackend soul.
You've come to this conclusion
As your dragged from another bloody fight
You've reached the edge where you decided
That you've lived out your whole life.

Another busted knuckle,
taken down by a kick to the balls
You've wasted time, wasted time
As life's shadow grows so tall

Its another busted knuckle
Its a fight you'll never win
And now you bow your head in shame
For a sin no one forgives

[Chorus]
Fight fight you'll never win
(this is our life)
Tonight ill start again
(this is our time)
Fight fight you'll never win
(this is our life)
How will I make amends
(this is our time)
This is our life
This is our time
This is my life
Dont waste my time.

Your wife cant understand you
And you've alienated your oldest friends
Breaking back and fingers to the bone
Buring candles at both ends
Tired of this petty life you lead
A series of dull events
A two-bit, half-assed effigy
Of someone else's dread

Another busted knuckle,
taken down by a kick to the balls
You've wasted time, wasted time
As life's shadow grows so tall

Its another busted knuckle
Its a fight you'll never win
And now you bow your head in shame
For a sin no one forgives

[Chorus X2]back to top
Time to Go
alblum:blackout

chorus:go!go! time to go
old-time hockey,bar the door
clear the track, its all-out war
light the lamp, throw a hit black and gold never quit
the barn is full, our teams in town
so put em up boys knock em down
drop the puck its time to go

verse 1
just outta work, its quarter past five
time to round up the gang and take the red to the orange line
head for the street and the causeway crowd
you can feel it in the air, when the teams in town

verse 2
rancourts ready, its time to take to the ice
so tie down the jerseys cause it couldit could get ugly tonight
top corner,five hole off the post and its in
and a quest for the cup, and were ready to win


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