"Heroes from Our Past" as written by and Ken Casey Al Barr....
And so the story's told of a hearty group of men it's a tale of their triumphs and their woes.
Be it raids and melees ancient or the modern worker's struggle
That inspires men to stand up for their rights.
And should we fall down by the wayside in this ever-changing world
We can look back to these heroes of our past.
With their staunch determination and ferocious iron will,
No tyranny would quell them in their task.

It's an age-old situation with an ever-present message:
That time and tide waiteth for no man.
So without fear of confrontation of the consequence of outcome,
It's for freedom and for happiness they toiled.
An in looking to the future,
We can see a better place where we can shake the yoke of tyranny for all.
It's been paved by generations who have gone now to their rest.
It's just remembrance of their dignity we ask.

So come on rally round this brave and valiant cause with tradition, pride, and honor at its core.
With swords drawn to defend stood stood these noble-hearted men Faugh-an-ballagh,
Clear the way, me boys!!

Under perilous conditions with small hope of success they left behind the lives that they once led
And by virtue of their fortitude and single-minded strength
They cleared the way for the people of today
So when we think back to our ancestors respectfully we hark
And thank the men whose struggle broke the chain it's a long road up ahead of us
Let's forge on while we're strong and leave our mark of honor once again

So the story has been told and it comes now to an end.
It's setting any era, any land.
When abusive tyrants force the hands of matters great or small,
It inpires men to stand up for their rights


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"Heroes from Our Past" as written by Kenneth William Casey Alexander Martin Barr

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    General CommentI must admit this band is really talented.
    persaon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs. I am so happy that a punk band has written a song about honoring the "Heroes of Our Past."
    prague51on August 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is fucking awesome, and I love that it is a song written for those that have helped us get to where we are going. It is cool that all those people are honored and thanked in such a great song.
    Madcappunkon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is unbelievable, it really is like a story
    BlackLungFeveron June 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentas a young irish maiden, i swear to DKM that i will fight and die for ireland...thank you...my grandfather fought for the American vietnam, and i will do my best to do the same, for my own people.
    GODDAMN try to dieon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfight and die for ireland? shut the fuck up with this irish-republican romanticism, my guess is that u live in america and have no idea what its like here.
    eringobraghon June 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSeams a lot less about IRA romanticism than it does about workers and labor struggles. Strikes me as a union song more than anything.
    Smokleron December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE IRELAND!
    Rapala46on December 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSeams a lot less about IRA romanticism than it does about workers and labor struggles

    Be it raids and melees ancient OR the modern worker's struggle that inspires men to stand up for their rights

    seems to be about both to me, although not necessarily IRA romanticism
    sl8ron July 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like how he includes the word 'hark' in a punk song.

    I'm pretty sure this song means buy another round of Guiness.
    MamasanScaron August 02, 2006   Link

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