"Fire Of Freedom" as written by and Laurence T Kirwan....
I remember your eyes from the 12th of July
When the sirens were screamin' and the flames lit the sky
And you held me so tight, thought you'd never let go
'Til the bullets exploded on the pavement below

And I laid you down next to a burnt out car
Screamed out for help but you were gone too far
Still got that picture of you locked away from the start
Developing inside my fanatic heart

I went around in a daze for a couple of years
With the blood in my veins frozen over with tears
And I did anything that they asked me to do
'Cause all I could see was that picture of you

And the young ones passin' by'd say, "how's about you - real hard man"
Deep down inside I was just a castle of sand
Still had that picture of you locked away from the start
Developing inside my fanatic heart

Then they took me inside, threw me up against a wall
They put electric prods on my chest and my balls
And they told me to sign things that I knew weren't true
And in the end I did what they told me to do

Then they locked me up and threw away the key
And left me there with just your memory
Now I walk through New York like a grey silhouette
Tryin' hard to remember what I'm supposed to forget

That look in your eyes on the 12th of July
When the sirens were screamin' and the flames lit the sky
Hey I sleep with other women and I hold them through the night
'Cause all I want to do is just get on with my life

But that picture of you won't let me make a new start
It's frozen inside my fanatic heart.


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"Fire of Freedom" as written by Laurence T Kirwan

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    General CommentThe Irish Gaelic lines of the song translate is "you are welcome home now that summer is coming," which is a song of the same name written by Pádraig Pearse, an Irish Republican poet and revolutionary. There was an earlier Jacobite version of the song entitled Séarlas Og. This song actually seems to be a loose modernisation of either or both.
    sixwaystosundayon July 24, 2005   Link

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