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Flogging Molly lyrics

Album: Swagger [2000]

Tracks13
 01  Salty Dog
 02  Selfish Man
 03  The Worst Day Since Yesterday
 04  Every Dog Has Its Day
 05 Life in Tenement Square
 06  The Ol' Beggars Bush
 07  The Likes of You Again
 08  Black Friday Rule
 09  Grace of God Go I
 10  Devil's Dance Floor
 11  These Exiled Years
 12  Sentimental Johnny
 13  Far Away Boys
all Flogging Molly lyrics



Salty Dog
I'll wait for you till I turn blue
There's nothin' more a man can do
Don't get your bollocks in a twist
Settle down, don't take a fit
Ya drank with demons straight form Hell
They almost nearly won as well
Ya wiped the floor with victory
Then puked until you fell asleep

Blackened was the banshee's wail
These boot will never fill her jail
So you crawled into an empty boat
For the Gulf of Mexico
Till Cortez came an' when so did you
From the ashes charred and blue
Smellin' like a Salty Dog
Back from Hell where you belong

Anarchy, the scourge of every sea
The Antichrist aboard a rig
With us your cutthroat thieves
The ship went down we all near drowned
Ya stood there on the deck
Till the Spanish came and flogged yer arse
And dragged you from the wreck

They threw a rope around yer neck
To watch you dance the jig of death
Then left ya for the starvin' crows
Hoverin' like hungry whores
One flew down plucked out yer eye
The other he had in his sights
Ya snarled at him, said leave me be
I need the bugger so I can seeback to top
Selfish Man
I Don't eat i just devour, everyone in every hour
All is me, is all i need and thats all that i care
Propelled through all this madness, by your beauty and my sadness
I'll never change or rearrange, till i've finished what i've started

Chorus:
And Life leads me here
It shows me, I have never really loved no one but me
Like the time, you slipped through my hands
I'll never understand why I'm such a Selfish Man

Walk around me not before me
I'll pretend not to ignore ye
But I'll compromise if I realize you can do something for me
I'm ugly and you know it, but you think that I'm a poet
So i'll keep the rhyme if i feel in time, it gets me where i'm going

Chorus:
And Life leads me here
It shows me, I have never really loved no one but me
Like the time, you slipped through my hands
I'll never understand why I'm such a Selfish Man

All i heard was an unearthly silence
Apart from the violence, explode in my head
Where all at once was this moment of beauty
No more since it slew me, no never again, again, again

No I'll never understand
No I'll never understand, why i'm such a Selfish Man...back to top
The Worst Day Since Yesterday
Well I know, I miss more than hit
With a face that was launched to sink
An' I seldom feel, the bright relief
It's been the Worst Day Since Yesterday

If there's one thing I have said
Is that the dreams I once had, now lay in bed
As the four winds blow, my wits through the door
It's been the Worst Day Since Yesterday

Fallin' down to you sweet ground
Where the flowers they bloom
It's there I'll be found
Hurry back to me, my wild calling
It's been the Worst Day Since Yesterday

Though these wounds have seen no wars
Except for the scars I have ignored
And this endless crutch, well it's never enough
It's been the Worst Day Since Yesterday

Hell says hello, well it's time to I should go
To pastures green, that I've yet to see
Hurry back to me, my wild calling
It's been the Worst Day Since Yesterdayback to top
Every Dog Has Its Day
Well I've drunk to drown, on every ocean I've been
Lake Tanganyika, where the crocodiles swim
Halifax, Nova Scotia to Van Diemen's land
Well I drank with the Sultan, down the Suez Canal

Cause Every Dog Has Its Day
Like every woman, she gets her own way
And if there's a ship that sails tonight
I'll captain that too, just to be there with you

Well there was old Jerry Rooney, who was mad as a mule
Spillblood Maloney had a head like one too
That night on the bridge, with my shovel in hand
Well he threatened to kill me, for sure he picked the wrong man

Cause Every Dog Has Its Day
Like every woman, she gets her own way
And if there's a ship that sails tonight
I'll captain that too, just to be there with you

Well there was mutiny in Lagos, aboard the mean ship Skondi
Ten or twelve days in prison, till the bastards set me free
McCloskey you're free

Cause Every Dog Has Its Day
Like every woman, she gets her own way
And if there's a ship that sails tonight
I'll captain that too, just to be there with you

Now I love the sea and she wants me back
So I leave this ol' harbor, with the wind at my back
Goodbye mother Theresa, I hope the kids settle down
I must head for the Chinas, pray to God I don't drown

For Every Dog Has Its Day
Like every woman, she gets her own way
And if there's a ship that sails tonight
I'll captain that too

Cause Every Dog Has Its Day
Like every woman, she gets her own way
And if there's a ship that sails tonight
I'll captain that too, just to be there with youback to top
The Ol' Beggars Bush
Stuck on limbo bridge
Where below me ol' Nick grins
Then laughs through the chaos of it all
Gets up off his chair
Spins a jig to my despair
He can't wait to count the times where I went wrong

Underneath the bush, lay a beggar out of luck
On his lips, was a taste he forgets
His hopes were filled with sand
That he watched fall through his hand
Every grain, was a lifetime of regret

So go and bow your head and weep
For your world won't change while you sleep
Yeah, go and bow your head and weep
For the summer that was lost, now is gone

Fertile Mrs. Moore had thirteen kids
But still looked good
Till her ol' man jumped leave on a ship
She never read a book
But by Christ she understood
That the meanin' of life
Starts in bed

So go and bow your head and weep
For your world won't change while you sleep
Yeah, go and bow your head and weep
For the summer that was lost, now is gone

Killer Kilbain kicked me senseless everyday
I hope that bastard is beneath a head of stone
Where I'd dance upon his grave
For all the madness I now crave
While the scars that remain are still a curse
So I'm stuck on a limbo bridge
Where below me ol' Nick grins
Then laughs through the chaos of it all
Gets up off his chair
Spins a jig to my despair
He can't wait to count the times where I went wrong
Yeah, he can't wait to count the times where I went wrongback to top
The Likes of You Again
Flogging Molly - The Likes of You



Here's to you...I sing for my daddio.
As I lay him down...to sleep.
It's been so long since I lost my daddio.
Hope he's watchin' over me.(1..2..3..4)

Wednesday night is mornin' now,
As I'm walkin' in the rain.
Birds are screamin' in my ear,
Drivin' me insane.
Half the clouds are empty,
So the sun bursts through the sky.
The puddles show reflection of a face about to die.

Just around the corner, I was goin' 'round the bend.
I ran into a staggerin' fool who said he knew me name.
He poured himself a whiskey and his face began to glow.
Two men without an answer like a dog without a bone.

Bringin' in the new year as the bells began to ring.
Fats is in the corner, she's just about to sing.
Time to get another, before the final shout.
You should have heard them roarin',
When they dragged the bugger out.
And we'll never see the likes of you again.

Jimbo came from slummin' town,
A cold and dreary place.
To summerland he found himself,
The sun shun on his face.
Met a girl called Minnie Pearl.
Swore she'd always be his girl.
Happy ever after, till the tide ran out again.
Pour me all your sorrows,
And I'll drink 'till you're dry.
I'll love you in the mornin'.
Christ, I'll love ya till you die.
I'll never leave so never grieve,
I'll be back before ya know.
But Jimbo fell into a well,
And never rambled home.

Carried all his troubles in an unforgivin' bag,
Back and forth through painted brick.
The colours all seemed bland.
I've traveled all these years, he said,
To only get this far, so he crossed the street,
Found a seat, his home is now a bar.

And we'll never see the likes of you again

There must be more to life, than this poxie life.
All the agro, all the pain.
So he disappeared into his final beer,
But the glass was empty, once again, again, AGAIN!

Woke up in an awful state,
Dreamt I was at Peter's Gate.
Beggin' for his mercy,
And the crimes that were at hand.

He told me he was much amused,
To see this life I had abused.
Best be on your way, but have a swig before you go.
So I'm bringing in the New Year,
As the bells began to ring.
Fat's in the corner, she's just about to sing.
Time to get another, before the final shout.
You should have heard them roarin',
When they dragged the bugger out.

And we'll never see the likes of you again.back to top
Black Friday Rule
I want to believe in myself once again
So I dream of a man whose hopes never end
To kiss with a girl who's as lovely as you
I'd give you my heart, if you gave me the truth

And for every tear that is lost from an eye
I'd dig me a well where no man could destroy
I want to believe in a freedom that's bold
But all I remember is the freedom of old

Well I lost me a wife, so I found me a plane
Flew all the way to California
This mess in my head is a mess getting out
Ya drink too much coffee, I drink too much stout

But after a while, when my mouth's not so dry
I'll dance up a storm, sure life's looking fine
But as darkness falls, I return to my bed
Don't ask me more questions, don't fuck with my head

I've been down in this world, down and almost broken
Like thousands of people, left standing in their shoe
I've been down in this world, down and almost broken
As thousands they grieve, as the Black Friday rule

The buildings they shake but my heart it beats still
Oh mother of Jesus, I feel pretty ill
I want to go home where my feet both feel safe
But there ain't no jobs in the old free state

So I must remain in my new adopted land
I'm doing the best, Hell I'm doin' all I can
So next time you see me, don't ask for my name
For I am the King and sure long may I reign

I've been down in this world, down and almost broken
Like thousands of people, left standing in their shoe
I've been down in this world, down and almost broken
As thousands they grieve, as the Black Friday rule

I've been down in this world, down and almost broken
Like thousands of people, left standing in their shoe
I've been down in this world, down and almost broken
As thousands they grieve, as the Black Friday ruleback to top
Grace of God Go I
Lookin' down through a tide of no return
Is a field where the crops no longer grow
Parched is the land, strangled an' be damned
There for the Grace Of God Go I

Down beside where the riverbed sleeps
Is a man not knowin' what he should feel
Mocked by the wave that beats the waters edge
There for the Grace Of God Go I

If I ever hurt another like thee again
I would drown myself beneath your name
Lost was the child, we all once did hide
There for the Grace Of God Go Iback to top
Devil's Dance Floor
Her breath began to speak
As she stood right in front of me
The colour of her eyes
Were the colour of insanity
Crushed beneath her wave
Like a ship, I could not reach her shore
We're all just dancers on the Devil's Dance floor

Well swing a little more, little more o'er the merry-o
Swing a little more, a little more next to me
Swing a little more, little more o'er the merry-o
Swing a little more on the Devil's Dance floor

Pressed against her face
I could feel her insecurity
Her mother'd been a drunk
And her father was obscurity
But nothin' ever came
From a life that was a simple one
So pull yourself together girl
And have a little fun

Well she took me by the hand
I could she was a fiery one
Her legs ran all the way
Up to heaven and past Avalon
Tell me somethin' girl, what it is you have in store
She said come with me now
On the Devil's Dance floor

Well swing a little more, little more o'er the merry-o
Swing a little more, a little more next to me
Swing a little more, little more o'er the merry-o
Swing a little more on the Devil's Dance floor
Swing a little more on the Devil's Dance floor

Swing a little more, little more o'er the merry-o
Swing a little more, a little more next to me
Swing a little more, little more o'er the merry-o
Swing a little more on the Devil's Dance floor

The apple now is sweet
Oh much sweeter than it ought to be
Another little bite
I don't think there is much hope for me
The sweat beneath her brow
Travels all the way
An' headin' south
This bleedin' heart's cryin'
Cause there's no way out

Well swing a little more, little more o'er the merry-o
Swing a little more, a little more next to me
Swing a little more, little more o'er the merry-o
Swing a little more on the Devil's Dance floor
Swing a little more on the Devil's Dance floor
Swing a little more on the Devil's Dance floorback to top
These Exiled Years
It's four in the mornin'
Battered and numb
A loaded room, an empty gun
I whistle a tune, I heard years before
The clock started tickin'
Where did the time go
I danced to the mornin'
She called out my name
The wind was a howlin'
And down came the rain
Her arms they caressed me
Sweet was her brow
She opened my eyes
To banish the doubt
Wash me down in all of your joy
But don't drag me through this again

I've heard all your sad songs I can hear
It's in with the whiskey and out with the gin
I've heard all your sad songs I can hear
It's another day older
In These Exiled Years

The dew on the ground
Blankets the face
Cold was the night
Gone her embrace
For your land of the free
Now prisons me
To rot in this jail
Of lost liberty

Wash me down in all of your joy
But don't drag me through this again

I've heard all your sad songs I can hear
It's in with the whiskey and out with the gin
I've heard all your sad songs I can hear
It's another day older
In These Exiled Years

Walk away, watch me as I wave
One foot here, but sure the other's in the grave
Walk away, walk away

I've heard all your sad songs I can hear
It's in with the whiskey and out with the gin
I've heard all your sad songs I can hear
It's another day older
In These Exiled Yearsback to top
Sentimental Johnny
I'm goin back to Sentimental Johnny
Cause Sentimental Johnny is your man
Sunshine or rain, the man's on his game
The Chairman of the boards
He said Jesus, he walks on water
Not like us, he must have been sober
Marching away, on top of his lake
The Savior of all souls
Leave me to die in the wreckage
As soon as it burns, I'll be gone
I'm goin' back to Sentimental Johnny (what for?)
To take in all I can (once more!)
To take in all I can (once more!)
Well it was back in good ol' 57
When Johnny met Elvis in Memphis
Rockin' on sun
Where it all begun
A story yet to end
And by this time, we're drinkin' up a fever
And in me, he has a true believer
If only I could, just for one word
To live it all again
Leave me to die in the wreckage
As soon as it burns, I'll be gone
I'm goin' back to Sentimental Johnny (what for?)
To take in all I can (once more!)
To take in all I can (once more!)
Rio, why don't you meet me down in Rio again
Down in Rio, the carnival it never ends
Down in Rio, we'll find a perfect world in Rio again
Down in Rio, where the women still love their men
Well Johnny, it's two in the mornin'
Don't you think, it's time we should go
Back to our millions of records we love
Back to our sad little homes
That was the last time I saw him
Never, no never no more
I wonder did Jesus, came to redeem him
Save poor Johnny's ol' soul
I wonder did Jesus, come to redeem him
Save poor Johnny's ol' soul
Leave me to die in the wreckage
As soon as it burns, I'll be gone
I'm goin' back to Sentimental Johnny (what for?)
To take in all I can (once more!)
To take in all I can (once more!)back to top
Far Away Boys
these are the right words



Well I worked on the railroad
For tuppence a day
Drank down one penny
The other I'd save
I hammered and I hammered
For God knows how long
Well into madness
With each setting sun
I put my head down and I dreamt you were here
With me by the old tree
Where no one could care

Far away boys, far away boys
Away from ya now
I'm lyin' with my sweetheart
In her arms I'll be found

Then the sun belched upon me
You were no longer here
Lyin' in your place was my hammer and my gear
So I stamped out the fire that kept us both warm
The ashes were fallin'
Like the snow drops of old
We came to a mountain
Dynamite and she'll blow
A big hole in that rock
Like the one in my soul

Far away boys, far away boys
Away from ya now
I'm lyin' with my sweetheart
In her arms I'll be found

We buried four workmen
They dug themselves well
From four empty coffins, to four early graves
They're only paddys, just paddys
Don't dig them too deep
You'll need all your strength boys
And they're replaced easily
With the heat I was melting
Into your sweet lips
Ah, your kiss takes me back
Takes me back from all this

Far Away Boys, Far Away Boys
Away from ya now
I'm lyin' with my sweetheart
In her arms I'll be found

Someone said it was Christmas
But not a tree was in sight
The only thing growin' was my will to die
Till the gaffer said 'men, your work here is done'
I said 'I'll see you in Hell, on that train we died for'
Never again, will I smell your sweet dream
But a pissed stained ol' gutter where:
You lips used to be

Far Away Boys, Far Away Boys
Away from ya now
I'm lyin' with my sweetheart
In her arms I'll be foundback to top
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