"The Song With No Name" as written by and Shane Macgowan....
Long years ago I fell in love
With a lady proud and fair
So passionate were she and I
We made fire in the air
I loved her more than life itself
She loved me just the same
And it broke my heart
To think we'd part if she ended the affair

But I was brutal, I was ignorant
I was cruel I was brash
I never gave a damn about
The beauty that I smashed
No sadist I, I took delight
In making my Love cry
Now I'd pray for a single kiss from her
To be lashed and crucified

And now I feel this lady fair
Can never more be mine
Long gone are night in my lonely bed
All suffering and crying
And though I fear that through this life
She'll only call me friend
Til I'm dead and buried in my grave
My Love will never end


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"The Song with No Name" as written by Shane Macgowan

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    General Commentone of my favourite songs of all time

    i think it's about being in love with someone, treating them like shit, regretting it and wanting them back, but they won't take you back
    artlesson July 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentArtless got it bang on.

    What a fantastic song. I love it. Shame a few more people dont know it.

    And though I fear that through this life
    She'll only call me friend
    Til I'm dead and buried in my grave
    My Love will never end

    Thats my favourite bit.
    Squirt_gunon September 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's always about the one that got away. That which burns brightest can not burn too long.
    sdz896542on August 10, 2016   Link

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