Take off my shield
Carry my sword
I won't need it anymore
Find me a sky
Give me my wings
Frozen and broken but free

Tell them I'm all right
I'm coming home
Tell them I'm all right
I am alone
This war is over
I'm coming home

Take off my shame
Bury it low
I won't need it anymore
Find me the sun
Give me it whole
Melt all the chains in my soul

Tell them I'm all right
I'm coming home
Tell them I'm all right
I am alone
This war is over
I'm coming home

Take off my pain
Carry me slow
I won't fight here anymore
Tell them I'm all right
I'm coming home
Tell them I'm all right
I am alone
This war is over
I'm coming home


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    As demonstrated in the movie for which this song played in the credits (The Devil's Own, starring Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt), this is a funeral dirge composed from the dying words of an Irish warrior. The war to which it refers is not only the physical battles he was fighting ("Carry my sword"), but his internal war against all the sin and misery in which his soul was entangled ("Take off my shame").

    As is typical with Irish dirges, the song is tragic and yet celebratory: the death is sad, but the warrior is relieved that his war has ended and he may be finding his final resting place in Heaven ("I'm coming home").

    Inyarearon June 06, 2009   Link

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