"The Gauntlet" as written by and Ken Casey Al Barr....
Well, I just got back from a break in the fight
I was weighing in heavy but still feeling alright
All I hear in the distance, mines and shells
Here come the sirens wailing, another attack to be repelled

Do you think we're gonna make it?
I don't know unless we try
You could sit here scared to move, or we could take them by surprise
It's submission that they want
It's surrender that they need
When we're doing it their way their aims will be achieved

They're gonna come when you're not ready
When you're not too well-prepared
They're gonna prey upon your weakness, no man's soul is ever spared
You've got to stand up, yeah, and fight them
Show them what it's all about
This man is not for sale, there will be no backing down

Stand up and fight, and I'll stand up with you!
We shall succeed
Stand up and fight, and I'll stand up with you!

They won't get me, they won't get me
Though they never cease to try
They won't get me, they won't get me
I would rather fight and die
They won't get me, they won't get me
Well my friend, will they get you?
When they get you when they get you
You tell me, what are you gonna do?

Do you think we're gonna make it?
I don't know unless we try
You could sit here scared to move or we could take them by surprise
It's submission that they want
It's surrender that they need
When we're doing it their way their aims will be achieved

They're gonna come when you're not ready
When you're not too well-prepared
They're gonna prey upon your weakness, no man's soul is ever spared
You've got to stand up, yeah, and fight them
Show them what it's all about
This man is not for sale, there will be no backing down

Stand up and fight, and I'll stand up with you!
We shall succeed
Stand up and fight, and I'll stand up with you!

Stand up and fight, and I'll stand up with you!
We shall succeed
Stand up and fight, and I'll stand up with you!


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"The Gauntlet" as written by Kenneth William Casey Alexander Martin Barr

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    General CommentI find that a lot of the time, the Dropkicks Murpheys' lyrics don't have TOO much meaning unless all you like to do is get drunk and shout "oi!", but this song, it seems, is just plain about standing up for yourself. Against "the man" or anybody else
    ZeeAapon January 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentZeeAap, you are retarded. a lot of their songs have meanings. first of all, they don't just get drunk and shout oi! ever hear Boys on the Docks? that has a meaning. it's about a man who was hero to the Irish immigrants. how about Curse of a Fallen Soul? This song is for anybody who has lost a friend to drugs, alchohol, etc. next time you think you want to comment on the best band ever, shut up!
    PSYCHOSPICYon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbesides, you got the meaning wrong. it's about friendship and sticking together. notice the part:
    Stand up and fight and I'll stand up with you! We shall succeed
    Stand up and fight and I'll stand up with you!
    PSYCHOSPICYon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentheh.... you really shoved that back up his ass, psych. Dropkick Muprhys Rule!
    myownprison333on June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthahaha i just love it when people look stupid after saying shit about someones music. i love this song its so damn encouraging, its what id like to call my "kick ass song" it gets me prepared for anything. hahaha im still laughing cus that kid got the stupid shit he said thrown back in his face:)
    JoleeBolion June 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentZeeAp, you said the song is about standing up against the man, so obviously has meaning, the main porblem with dropkcik murphys is there songs are to repetitive, and the "oi" remark was racist, fag.
    ThE GlOWiNg?on June 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhy is dropkick murphys so hard to type? I always end up doing something like dropkcik or muprhys. It's weird, because I am not one to do typos... ah, what the hell, it doesnt matter.
    myownprison333on July 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdropkick murphys sing lots of songs with meaning
    and you have to love bagpipes
    but Glowing, that fag remark isnt very cool, if someone has a different opinion than you it doesnt make them a fag
    i dont agree with Zeeap and i dont agree with you saying the songs are repetitive, but you dont see me calling names
    nazipunksfuckoffon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about warjust read:'all I hear in the distance mines and shells
    here come the sirens wailing another attack to be repelled
    do you think we're gonna make it?
    I don't know unless we try
    you could sit here scared to move or we could take them by surprise'. I just finished watching Black Hawk Down ten minutes ago so it makes sense to me. Dropkick Murpys rules, i just discovered them, this is the next cd im buyin. Hooray for Irish and Scots!!!!
    it's submission that they want it's surrender that they need
    when we're doing it their way their aims will be achieved
    gomerpileon September 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about friendship, and standing up to fight with your friends. The greatest thing is having those firends you know'll back you up, andbeing able to stand up with them and fight for what you want. This is such an awesomesong.
    Madcappunkon September 22, 2002   Link

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