"Paint the Town Green" as written by James Barry, Daniel John O'donoghue and Mark Anthony Sheehan....
Hey hoo
Hey hoo

(Hey) I know you’re missing home
It’s been so long since you’ve been
And that life you had in Dublin
Now ain’t nothing but a dream
To be right there in the moment
You’d give anything to be

It’s alright
‘Cause tonight
We’re gonna paint the town green

Your friends are on the phone there
It's so close to Paddy’s Day
And it kills you not to be there
But life got in the way
If I have to break the bank
Spend every penny on your dreams

It’s alright
‘Cause tonight
We’re gonna paint the town green

Just like home
Let’s color the streets like our own
Let’s make this place feel like our own
If it’s just you and me

It’s alright
‘Cause tonight
We’re gonna paint the town green (Hoo)

Hey hoo
Hey hoo
Hey hoo

(Hey) And we travel on the subway
Like it was the Luas line
Chase the Hudson to the Liffey
Where we kissed for the first time
Turn the city into Dublin
Yeah, wherever we may be

It’s alright
‘Cause tonight
We’re gonna paint the town green

Just like home
Let’s color the streets like our own
Let’s make this place feel like our own
If it’s just you and me,

It’s alright
‘Cause tonight
We’re gonna paint the town green (Hoo)

Hey hoo
Hey hoo
Hey hoo

Hey ooh
Ooh
Ooh

Hey ooh
Ooh
Ooh

Just like home
Let’s color the streets like our own
Let’s make this place feel like our own
If it’s just you and me,

It’s alright
‘Cause tonight
We’re gonna paint the town green (Hoo)

(Hey hoo) Paint the town green
Hey hoo
(Hey hoo) Paint the town green
Hey hoo
Hey hoo
Hey hoo
Hey hoo
Hey hoo


Lyrics submitted by CHemphill

"Paint the Town Green" as written by Mark Anthony Sheehan Daniel O'donoghue

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    Song MeaningThis song was essentially written about homesickness. Not so much in the sense of the band from touring, but from those who are immigrants. The song tells the story of an Irish couple where one of the people is missing home on St. Patrick's Day, missing being with her friends and such so in attempts to cheer the person up, the significant other tries to make where they are as close to home as possible. Hence the lines 'paint the town green' and 'turn the city into Dublin, yeah wherever we may be'.
    CHemphillon October 18, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningEssentially, the perfect song for Irish expatriates who are missing home around St Patrick's Day. Love it! Such an anthem.
    60_miles_an_houron December 01, 2014   Link

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