"The Kilburn High Road" as written by and Andrew W Hutt Dennis Casey....
Many's the day, I took for granted
Breathing the air that silenced some
The North wind blew It's head asunder
Beating it's breast with a war drenched song
Bathe awhile, awash in slumber
Cry what's left to sleep
When you dream of the love ya left forever
But pity no more nor grieve

So we're the kings of it all
The day we were born
Yeah we're the kings of the Kilburn High
Sure we'll always take a drop and we'll never leave a sup
Your empty glass is but a tear filled eye
We were the kings of the Kilburn High

Listen to the sound of dead men dying
March as they flee but exile bound
Their ship once sailed no longer anchors
For gone is the green
And their hallowed ground

Toast to tears of times past glories
This ageless clock chime stalls
Where to kiss the lips of love forgotten
To fly where no others have soared

So we're the kings of it all
The day we were born
Now we're the kings of the Kilburn High
Sure we'll always take a drop and we'll never leave us up
Your empty glass is but a tear filled eye
We were the kings of the Kilburn High
We were the kings of the Kilburn High

Toast to tears of times past glories
This ageless clock chime stalls
Where to kiss the lips of love forgotten
To fly where no others have soared

So were the kings of it all
The day we were born
Now we're the kings of the Kilburn High
Sure we'll always take a drop and we'll never leave us up
Your empty glass is but a tear filled eye
So were the kings of it all
The day we were born
Now we're the kings of the Kilburn High
Sure we'll always take a drop and we'll never leave us up
Your empty glass is but a tear filled eye
We were the kings of the Kilburn High
We were the kings of the Kilburn High

Oh Mary, this London's a wonderful sight


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"The Kilburn High Road" as written by Bridget A Regan Andrew W Hutt

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    General CommentThis song describes the play/story, "The Kings of the Kilburn High Road." It tells of five old men, friends in Ireland, meeting at a bar on the Kilburn High Road, who have come together to tell one another the stories of thier lives in England upon the sixth party member's death. They had left Ireland even though they are Anti-England. In the end, they are discouraged that their homeland, Ireland, has changed and that for the most part they are unhappy with their lives and the direction their lives had went but can still remember the good times they had.
    Cumhal Macarton April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOkay, a bit clearer I suppose:

    In the mid 1970s, a group of young men left their homes in the West of Ireland, took the boat out of Dublin Bay and sailed across the sea to England in the hope of making their fortunes and returning home. Twenty five years later only one makes it home - but does so in a coffin. The play takes place on the day that the winners and losers of the group meet up to drink to their friend's memory and looks at their lives, lost dreams and their place in the new Ireland.
    Cumhal Macarton April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentInteresting.....
    DarkArchonon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"listen to the sound of dead men dying"

    any ideas? it sounds good but does it have a meaning?
    sl8ron June 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so awesome. The sound is incredible and it makes me wanna go to a pub, order a pint of stout, and dance around. The story in the lyrics is rather interesting
    River Wolfon March 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs well as being based on the Kilburn High Road play, you can relate this song to a bunch of mates growing old and reconciling through entertainment of their glorious stories from their past and old romances of their youth. I guess this song paints a pretty good description of the classic phrase "Remember when?".
    AbsentMindedon July 14, 2010   Link

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