"As One" as written by and Kenneth William Casey Alexander Martin Barr....
Tonight my son I'll heed the call. If you're to live, then I must fall.

Just give me one more moment, another walk out in the sun
one more day to find some justice with your shadow by my side
Cuff me, tie me, lock me down, cause I'll be back to go another round

As one- my blood runs red beneath the night,
I'll give my soul to you tonight

From early on I was on my own with no light to guide my way,
then the hand of destiny called me only now I understand
Interwoven our lives became, bonded by blood, no need to be repayed

As one...
As one...

Just give me one more moment with your shadow by my side
and we will always be together as one

Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28

"As One" as written by Kenneth William Casey Alexander Martin Barr

Lyrics © MEMORY LANE MUSIC GROUP, Peermusic Publishing

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    General Commenti dont think that it has a specific meaning, like a situation. overall its about ("selon moi", according to me) how people give up for others all the time. I think its probably influenced of course by the sort of oppression an irishmen might have faced, and even the kind of typical condition in boston (theyre from boston neh?).

    i love songs that have a strong emotion, and whaever its about, this one does it.
    kantochampon March 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo comments yet? So fucking gr8 song:) I like the dudes or whatever it is called in english:P dunno. Wtw..
    _MissVicious_on April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti find these great lyrics
    hubrison May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbagpipes, silly me back then...
    _MissVicious_on March 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about giving your life for a family member
    Diabolu$on July 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. Really amazing lyrics, but Dropkick Murphys do have the best. It should read, "My blood runs red beneath the knife", I think, though.
    hippomaidenon January 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, I'm not sure how this interpretation occured to me but there may have been whisky involved.

    I think this song is about a parent who's donating a kidney to their child to save their life. Surgery is always risky so the parent knows there's a chance they won't make it through, but even if they don't a part of them will be with their child forever.
    Razed19on September 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRazed brings up a good point, it makes more since to think that it's a father giving up something to save his kids life in a surgery. DKM have always been a great band, singing about unions, people dying for a greater cause, etc.
    ihoodzon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI may be wrong, but my interpretation:
    Son doesnt have to be your child. it could be an older man in war, like a veteran, dying to save the younger ones. Razed19 makes a great point but i dont think that is the meaning. everyone has their own opinion but i think its someone taking the fall (falling on the grenade) for others to live, and there is no greater valor than that
    sasquatch8879on October 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDiablou$
    love the input copy/pasted from the website
    TomMorelloIsAGODon February 03, 2009   Link

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