And so the story's told of a hearty group of men
It's a tale of their triumphs and their woes
Be it raids and melees ancient or the modern worker's struggle
That inspires men to stand up for their rights
And should we fall down by the wayside in this ever-changing world
We can look back to these heroes of our past
With their staunch determination and ferocious iron will
No tyranny would quell them in their task

It's an age-old situation with an ever-present message
That time and tide waiteth for no man
So without fear of confrontation of the consequence of outcome
It's for freedom and for happiness they toiled
An in looking to the future
We can see a better place where we can shake the yoke of tyranny for all
It's been paved by generations who have gone now to their rest
It's just remembrance of their dignity we ask

So come on rally round this brave and valiant cause
With tradition, pride, and honor at its core
With swords drawn to defend stood stood these noble-hearted men Faugh-an-ballagh
Clear the way, me boys

Under perilous conditions with small hope of success
They left behind the lives that they once led
And by virtue of their fortitude and single-minded strength
They cleared the way for the people of today
So when we think back to our ancestors respectfully we hark
And thank the men whose struggle broke the chain it's a long road up ahead of us
Let's forge on while we're strong and leave our mark of honor once again

So the story has been told and it comes now to an end
It's setting any era, any land
When abusive tyrants force the hands of matters great or small
It inpires men to stand up for their rights

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Heroes from Our Past Lyrics as written by Kenneth William Casey Alexander Martin Barr

Lyrics © Memory Lane Music Group (Foreign)

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    General CommentI must admit this band is really talented.
    persaon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs. I am so happy that a punk band has written a song about honoring the "Heroes of Our Past."
    prague51on August 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is fucking awesome, and I love that it is a song written for those that have helped us get to where we are going. It is cool that all those people are honored and thanked in such a great song.
    Madcappunkon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is unbelievable, it really is like a story
    BlackLungFeveron June 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentas a young irish maiden, i swear to DKM that i will fight and die for ireland...thank grandfather fought for the American vietnam, and i will do my best to do the same, for my own people.
    GODDAMN try to dieon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfight and die for ireland? shut the fuck up with this irish-republican romanticism, my guess is that u live in america and have no idea what its like here.
    eringobraghon June 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSeams a lot less about IRA romanticism than it does about workers and labor struggles. Strikes me as a union song more than anything.
    Smokleron December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE IRELAND!
    Rapala46on December 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSeams a lot less about IRA romanticism than it does about workers and labor struggles

    Be it raids and melees ancient OR the modern worker's struggle that inspires men to stand up for their rights

    seems to be about both to me, although not necessarily IRA romanticism
    sl8ron July 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like how he includes the word 'hark' in a punk song.

    I'm pretty sure this song means buy another round of Guiness.
    MamasanScaron August 02, 2006   Link

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