"Sunrise" as written by and Neil Hannon....
I was born in Londonderry
I was born in Derry City too
Oh what a special child
To see such things and still to smile
I know that there was something wrong
But I kept my head down and carried on

I grew up in Enniskillen
I grew up in Inis Ceithleann too
Oh what a clever boy
To watch your hometown be destroyed
I know that I could not stay long
So I kept my head down and carried on

Who cares where national borders lie?
Who cares whose laws you're governed by?
Who cares what name you call a town?
Who'll care when you're six feet beneath the ground?

From the corner of my eye
A hint of blue in the black sky
A ray of hope, a beam of light
An end to thirty years of night
The church bells ring, the children sing
What is this strange and beautiful thing?
It's the sunrise
Can you see the sunrise?
I can see the sunrise
It's the sun rising


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"Sunrise" as written by Neil Hannon

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    General CommentThi is one of the most poignant songs Neil has ever done. It is so beautiful and heartbreaking.
    monkfluenceon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThi is one of the most poignant songs Neil has ever done. It is so beautiful and heartbreaking.
    monkfluenceon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree it seems very personal and love his voice in this song
    sedderson February 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love it when he's not being pompous and playing up to his "character"
    grazbosson March 11, 2010   Link

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