On the quiet banks of the Liffey and
lakes, Dublin wrote her name.
On the broad backs of men
we never met with their pens and their stones, they did the same,
In the hours passed in the
pubs, all the glasses were full and they were
wet to the sleeve,
And the eyes were so clear on the girl I met there, I
swore I’d never leave.

And the young men who longed for these shores in a
song,
All they wanted was a home,
And I wanted one too with a girl eyes as blue as the
light of dawn,
Patiently, she waits there for me to come home.

Was a bleary-eyed night, drunk from the lights and
the sounds of a city awake,
And she stood in the crowd, her face as a shroud,
leaving nothing for my eye to take.
But a warmth was so clear, it betrayed her as nearly
she glowed like those lights on the bridge,
And a pain in my side, as I was drawn to her pride
like the rise of the wind to the ridge.

And the young men who longed for these shores in a
song,
All they wanted was a home,
And I wanted one too with a girl eyes as blue as the
light of dawn,
Patiently, she waits there for me to come home.

These waters have run red, these beaches have bled
from the wounds at the dark heart of man,
Daughters grown sharp, tongues like knives to
the heart or a charm for the curse of the land,
With prayers in their eyes, how well they’ve disguised that it’s love they’re giving away,
But you might believe when your hard heart says
leave but this one implores you to stay.

And the young men who longed for these girls with
our songs,
All we wanted was a home.
She wants one too with someone heart as true as
this prison made of stone,
Patiently, she waits there for me to come home,
Patiently, I wait to be free and be home.


Lyrics submitted by TrickyTea

Dublin song meanings
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