"(No More) Paddy's Lament" as written by and Donal/o'connor Lunny....
Wipe the blood from your lip
With the flesh of your hand
Theres no thorn in the side left to grow
So lets cherish the names that we lost for an age
With the rue now the supper must go
Where traditions they blend lives a home on the mend
The grass glistens now for alls eyes
So lets sever the shame we have come to reclaim
With the waters retreat feel the shore for us
Woth the red rose pales lay a thousand graves many more
Where the ghost still haunt for the day we come to the fore

Don't look back
For whats dead now is safe
The exiled, a home where the soul kept safe
Take me back on the crest of a wave
No more tears for you paddy's lament
No more tears
No more paddy's

Rip the greet from his heart
Theres no sorrow tonight
For once banished dreams sleep divine
Where the silence you hear is the prosper we shared
The only blade is a razor sharp smile
Still the church bell rings the collective sings that still roam
But the only thing left is the pain of nothing once more


Grab the leaf of the branch from the tree in the ground
Where the roots claimed the earth many tioled
To a land that now stands under no-ones command
And her beauty let no man destroy
So remember the gun and the damage it's done
The last drop as been spilled for you and I
Let there be no despair for the rule we once shared
Brush the tear from the eye that still shines

Where the red rose pales lay a thousand graves many more
Where the ghost still haunt for the day we come to the fore

[Chorus: x2]

No more tears
No more paddy's

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"(No More) Paddy's Lament" as written by Alan Edward Branch Adrian Maxwell

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    General CommentPaddy's Lament, or "Paddy's Lamentation" is an Irish Folk Song written about the disillusionment felt by many of the original Irish immigrants to America, as they were made to fight in America's wars almost as soon as they arrived. The poem describes the horrors of fighting in a war not theirs, and thus the song is a reflection of the times we live in...where America is yet again fighting a war that doesn't need to be fought, and everyone else is being made to choose sides.

    The song is partly an anti-war song in that sense, and is more or less saying that war tears families and friends apart needlessly. It's also trying to make the point that too often we repeat ourselves and that breaking away from this vicious cycle would mean an age of respite for the world.
    TuxOtakuon March 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSaw them live on the 14th of March. Dave said it was about the fact that there's finally peace in Ireland, though, still no unity or freedom form the crown...
    one_irish_roveron April 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentone irish rover's got my number. its all about how the irish have found peace, but G.B. isn't giving in to freedom. also, i think its also about how many irishmen are trying to rouse the populace into violence against the crown, and the negative effects it could have
    "Don't look back for what's dead now is saved"
    Pyro_man09on April 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song on the new album. Aesthetically (sp?) very pleasing. Haven't had a chance to really delve deeper yet but I loved so much I felt a need to comment.
    heartoflead01on July 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about excepting what Ireland has become. Things are well there, better then they have been. Why ruin a good thing with constant fighting? The Prods and Cathys have been fighting for centurys so they should stop now, no more blood.
    dozedgreenon March 17, 2010   Link

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