the church bells are ringin in the schoolyard
and we all went out those days
the bully said "mick would you fancy a rumble?"
i said "yes, its time to play"

the nuns and the priest grabbed their rosaries
as they pulled our bodies apart
the bully said "mick you lost the fight,
but you gained my respect,
you fight with so much heart"

we're stubborn as mules, with our blood on fire,
when we ain't at sunday mass
we'll look any man straight in his eyes
and say "kiss my irish ass,
you'd better kiss my irish ass"

the husbands and wives had a neighborhood pact
they called the Mackey's white trash behind our backs
i was way too young then to understand that
but if i did, i'd have given it right back

my daddy'd be drunk on the lawn
yellin and screamin like he'd do
but sometimes my ol' man felt what he was feeling
sometimes Mr. Mackey spoke the truth

we're stubborn as mules, with our blood on fire,
when we ain't at sunday mass
we'll look any man straight in his eyes
and say "kiss my irish ass,
you better kiss my irish ass"

my grandpa passed thru ellis island
from the greatest of the motherlands
he worked hard and provided for his family
he was a dedicated welding man

and he knew right from wrong like day and night
he could whip any man in a bareknuckle fight
he talked of country like he preached of God
one hell of an irish man

we're stubborn as mules, with our blood on fire,
when we ain't at sunday mass
we'll look any man straight in his eyes
and say "kiss my irish ass,
you better kiss my irish ass"

i'm of a distant relation to John Redman
he was one of the greatest irish rebels of his day
one bastard to another and on down the line
and this is what my son will say

we're stubborn as mules, with our blood on fire,
when we ain't at sunday mass
we'll look any man straight in his eyes
and say "kiss my irish ass,
you better kiss my irish ass"

we're stubborn as mules, with our blood on fire,
when we ain't at sunday mass
we'll look any man straight in his eyes
and say"kiss my irish ass,
you better kiss my irish ass"


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