At Orenmore, in the County Galway,
One pleasant evening in the month of May
I spied a damsel, she was young and handsome
Her beauty fairly took my breath away.

She wore no jewels, nor costly diamonds,
No paint or powder, no, none at all.
But she wore a bonnet with a ribbon on it
And round her shoulder was a Galway Shawl.

It was strange glue that held us together
While we both came apart at the seams
She said, your place or mine
While we've still got the time
So I played along with her schemes

But I dont have the right to be with you tonight
So please leave me alone with no saviour in sight
I will sleep safe and sound with nobody around me

When faced with my demons;
I clothe them and feed them
And I smile, Yes I smile
As they're taking me over

And if I cannot sleep
For the secrets I keep
It's a price I'm willing to meet.

For the end of the night never comes too quickly for me

And I don't have the right to be with you tonight
So please leave me alone with no Savior
I will sleep safe and sound with nobody around me

When faced with my demons
I clothe them and feed them
And I smile Yes I smile
As they're taking me over

And if I cannot sleep
For the secrets I keep
It's the price I'm willing to seek

For the end of the night never comes too quickly for me
And I smile
For the end of the night never comes too quickly for me
And I smile

Taking me over

She wore no jewels
Nor costly diamonds
No Paint nor powder
No, none at all.
She wore a bonnet,
With a ribbon on it,
And around her shouder, was the Galway Shawl



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Galway Shawl/Strange Glue song meanings
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