"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 lifetime of regret

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
For 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 meanin' of life
Starts in bed

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

Killer Kilbain kicked me senseless everyday
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 scars that remain are still a curse

So I'm stuck on a 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

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
Yeah, the summer that was lost, now is gone
For the summer that was lost, now is gone


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"The 'Ol Beggars Bush" as written by David R King Bridget A Regan

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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
  • 0
    General Commentcan someone fill me in on who killer kilbain is??
    myownprison333on April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    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
  • 0
    General Commentyeah a lot of the lyrics are wrong, but isn't it 'killer Kilbaine'?
    myownprison333on September 04, 2002   Link

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