"Did It All For You" as written by Anthony David Broderick, Aaron Lee Duggins, Anthony J Duggins, Clayton Allen Hansen, Rebecca Brooke Manthe, Michael Pawula and Patrick Daniel Shaw....
I left my home, and I picked up a gun,
Left the mountains and the valleys
And the linnets sweet old song,
In defense of Dublin City and
Our Rights defense, it’s true,
For that is where we met,
And I did it all for you.

[Chorus:]
I did it all for you,
Oh I did it all for you,
Never a thought within my mind,
Not a thing I couldn’t do.
I did it all for you,
Oh I did it all for you,
And now that it’s done,
I just don’t know what to do.

Now our town’s become a city
And the dance becomes a ball,
And jobs become computers,
Which I cannot do at all.
Now we are old,
And our church’s attendance is few,
And now it’s gone and I’m retired,
Still I did it all for you.

[Chorus]

Oh! You’re dead my love,
And our family’s gone away,
But so has the loss of privacy
And responsibility,
But this celtic tiger,
Rugged individualism,
I just cannot do,
Lord have mercy on you love,
My god, I did it all for you.

[Chorus]

How do I take care of myself?
God, I never wanted to.


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    General CommentBasically about an old fellow who's surprised by how Ireland has changed. Went off to fight for Ireland (probably in 1916 or the War of Independence) and how it was all done his wife. His town changes and becomes a city and his entire way of life changes with service industries and falling church attendence. He's unable to cope with the Celtic Tiger's individualism (compared to the old Irish sense of community) and the loss of his family.
    cianon December 15, 2009   Link

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