"The Ol' Beggars Bush" as written by and David R King Bridget A Regan....
Stuck on limbo bridge. Where below me ol' Nick grins. Then laughs through the chaos of it all. Gets up off his chair. Spins a jig to my despair. He can`t wait to count the times where I went wrong. Underneath the bush, lay a beggar out of luck. On his lips was a taste he forgets. His hopes were filled with sand. That he watched fall through his hand. Every grain was a liftime of regret.

(chorus) So go and bow your head and weep. For your world won`t change while you sleep. Yeah, go and bow your head and weep. For the summer that was lost, now is gone. Yeah, the summer that was lost, now is gone.

Fertile Mrs. Moore had thirteen kids. But still looked good. Till her ol' man jumped leave on a ship. She never read a book. But by Christ she understood. That the meaning of life starts in bed.

(chorus)

Killer Kilbain kicked me sensless every day. I hope that bastard is beneath a head of stone. Where I`d dance upon his grave. For all the madness I now crave. While the the scars that remain are still a curse. So I`m stuck on limbo bridge. Where below me ol' Nick grins. Then laughs through the chaos of it all. Gets up off his chair. Spins a jig to my despair. He can`t wait to count the times where I went wrong. Yeah he can`t wait to count the times where I went wrong.


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    General Commenthaha, i knew someone would think that was "Cobain." you don't have to think very long to realize it can't be...i figured Killer Kolbain was maybe a guy who beat him up in high school, or something to that effect.
    upon closer inspection, a lot of these lyrics are wrong. i'm going to post correct ones.
    snozzberryon August 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is just a few stories about people who have had a lot of misfortunes in their life. "Ol' Nick" sounds like another name for the devil, who seems to be laughing at all of the bad things that happen to these people. Basically, it's a song about people with bad luck and bad lives.

    On another note, this is truly an awesome song, my personal favorite by FM. It's the traditional Irish story-telling style fused with rock, giving it a unique sound that makes the band original and awesome.
    Gonzalesauruson March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the tenement building that Dave King grew up in (an old Army barracks named Beggar's Bush), and the people mentioned in it are people from his past...
    Spabioon August 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti believe that "killer kilbain" is a metaphor for life because life always kicks you around and treats you like hell like a bully would.
    Flanigan1923on March 23, 2012   Link
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    General Commentcan someone fill me in on who killer kilbain is??
    myownprison333on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIsn't this called the O'l beggar's bush?
    myownprison333on June 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this is the best song by flogging molly, i think that killer kilbain is probobly a character in some irish fable, flogging molly seems to use alot of things of that such. or there just drunk
    spence21221on August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song has nothing to do with curt cobain........its killer kolbain wich is most likely a irish fable character, and yes this song is called ol beggers bush
    spence21221on August 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLyric title corrected.

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    SM Mod.
    Idanon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah a lot of the lyrics are wrong, but isn't it 'killer Kilbaine'?
    myownprison333on September 04, 2002   Link

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