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1916

1916
Lingua: Inglese

Scarica / ascolta

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[2004]
Lyrics & Music by Kenn Gordon and Mark Coleshaw
Album: Voice Of Resistance

In 1916 the Irish rebelled against Britain tyranny at Éirí Amach na Cásca (Easter Rising) and storm the General post Office in Dublin in a defiant stand against the crown when it was all over the leaders were executed for their part in this rising they were to become heroes to the Irish forever..
This is about the men who were executed..
Death comes slowly crawling
For those of us who wait
We fought for our land
And bloody was our fate
We took our stand for freedom
We bravely fought the foe
The odds they stacked against us
Now defeat is all we show.

They took us to the castle
And tortured us everyone
They shot brave Pádraig and Patrick
And still they know they're wrong
For each one that they murder
Ten more will stand up strong
And we will fight them bravely
Till the last of themes gone

I've never seen an angel
In a gown of flowing white
But last night in my dream
In a blaze of blinding light
The words that she did tell me
Of Ireland and her plight
I know my life is not in vain
To God I go tonight

Now in my prison cell
My time is running low
As one by one they take us
Soon it will be my time to go
One more night in this fair land
Is all that I have now
And my wife and child
Will know I died
My love to them I vow

So come each and everyone
Who wear the green so proud
Stand up to injustice
And join this gallant crowd
'Cause I have seen the future
And our time is coming fast
When the yoke of English slavery
Will be in our country's past

I've never seen an angel
In a gown of flowing white
But last night in my dream
In a blaze of blinding light
The words that she did tell me
Of Ireland and her plight
I know my life is not in vain
To God I go tonight.

So even as I die
And they tie me to the stake
No fear will I show
I die for Freedom's sake
A blindfold I'll not wear
So the killers can see my eyes
And they will know they're beaten
When he hear our Freedom's Cry

I've never seen an angel…

inviata da giorgio - 23/2/2010 - 15:25


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