Banana Republic
Septic Isle
Screaming in the suffering sea
It sounds like crying
Everywhere I go yeah
Everywhere I see
The black and blue uniforms
Police and priests

And I wonder do you wonder
While you're sleeping with your whore
That sharing beds with history
Is like a-licking running sores
Forty shades of green yeah
Sixty shades of red
Heroes going cheap these days
Price; a bullet in the head

Banana Republic
Septic Isle
Suffer in the screaming sea
It sounds like dieing
Everywhere I go yeah
Everywhere I see
The black and blue uniforms
Police and priests

Take your hand and lead you
Up a garden path
Let me stand aside here
And watch you pass
Striking up a soldier's song
I know that tune
It begs too many questions
And answers to,

Banana Republic
Septic Isle
Suffer in the screaming sea
It sounds like dieing
Everywhere I go yeah
Everywhere I see
The black and blue uniforms
Police and priests

The purple and the pinstripe
Mutely shake their heads
A silense shrieking volumes
A violence worse than the condemn
Stab you in the back yeah
Laughing in your face
Glad to see the place again
It's a pitty nothing's changed

Banana Republic
Septic Isle
Suffer in the screaming sea
It sounds like dieing
Everywhere I go yeah
Everywhere I see
The black and blue uniforms
Police and priests


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  • +1
    General Comment"Its a pity nothings changed".... says it all really
    needle_tooon October 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about Ireland before the country opened up and the economy took off - repressive, faction-ridden (forty shades of green), plagued with violence frm the North, corrupt.
    jimqukon December 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout Ireland and how corrupted and run by priests and police it was. Totally under the Catholic Church's and Police's thumbs back then and still today.
    PrettyVacantMuch?on February 12, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationComparing Ireland (Republic) to a banana republic like the Dominican Republic. Whoring up to the UK in some way to keep the peace while the war goes on in the North? Love the song. Hits you like a hammer but softly.
    exexpat93on October 20, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis is about the behavior in ireland when the boomtown rats toured there the second time
    people were saying that they were the sex pistols from ireland and that they (the rats) behaved really rebelliously (if that is a word)
    punkrockariotchikon February 01, 2006   Link

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