We are at a crossroads
Trees bow to the winds of change
But where is all the dancing
Where is all the dancing?
Where are the comely maidens
With their hair wraps and braiding
Here we are at a crossroads
And where do we go from here?

Boozy charm will only get you so far
That's a card played by the underdog
With a lamp we'd call to our runt
Turned to nurse the tiger cub

Back when Rory played the blues and Ronan was still selling shoes..

I hear the echo of a thousand hollow welcomes
Surely we can manage to be someone, someone
We've long closed Billy's barn doors
'Cos it doesn't matter where the gang goes
Have we forgotten what it's like to go
'Cos we did not have
Say it loud and with one voice
We didn't really have a choice
But to colonise by sleeping bag
Trojan nag

Back when Rory played the blues and Ronan was still selling shoes..
When Rory played the blues and Ronan was still selling shoes..

Still selling shoes, still selling shoes, still selling shoes
When Rory played the blues and Ronan was still selling shoes


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    General CommentRory = Rory Gallagher

    Ronan = Ronan Keating
    JordyWordyon August 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"That Ireland we dreamed of would be joyous... with the laughter of comely maidens dancing at the crossroads." – Éamon de Valera
    niteflite01on May 29, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionCorrected lyrics :

    We are at a crossroads
    The trees bow to the winds of change
    But where is all the dancing?
    Where is all the dancing?
    Where are the comely maidens?
    With their hair wraps and braiding?

    Here we are at a crossroads
    And where do we go from here?
    Boozy charm will only get you so far
    That's a card played by the underdog
    When the lamp went cold to our rub
    We turned to nurse the tiger cub

    Back when Rory played the blues
    And Ronan was still selling shoes..

    Back when Rory played the blues
    And Ronan was still selling shoes..

    Now I hear the echo of a thousand hollow welcomes
    Surely we can manage a sound one, a sound one?
    We've long closed Billy's barn doors
    'Cos it doesn't rhyme with the gang goes

    Have we forgotten what it's like to go cos we did not have
    We'd say it loud and with one voice
    Didn't really have a choice
    But to tear ourselves from this land
    And go colonise by sleeping bag

    Back when Rory played the blues
    And Ronan was still selling shoes..

    Back when Rory played the blues
    And Ronan was still selling shoes..

    Still selling shoes
    Still selling shoes
    Still selling shoes

    When Rory played the blues
    And Ronan was still selling shoes.
    niteflite01on February 20, 2012   Link

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