"Down In The Ground Where The Dead Men Go" as written by and Shane Patrick Lysaght Macgowan....
Hello boys I've been away
On a bit of a holiday
To the land where the rivers freely flow
And the cattle roam on the wild callagh
Walking home three parts pissed
I stumbled and fell in the morning mist
I fell and rolled in the hungry grass
That tells the tale of a terrible past
I screamed and ran and dreamt I fell
Down in the depths of a freezing hell
Four million people starved to death
Could smell the curse on their dying breath
Where no one ever wants to go
Down in the ground where the dead men go
To hell which is circular all around
Down in the belly of the big cold ground
The moving shadows were everywhere
The very trees seemed to bend and stare
I remembered the dunes on a Sligo shore
Screamed and ran till I could run no more
Over the fields and across the moor
I ran in the house and slammed the door
What the hell's that over there
A putrefying corpse sitting in that chair
Where no one ever wants to go
Down in the ground where the dead men go
Been drunk as a skunk since I've been home
From bar to bar like a ghost I roamed
I can't forget those things I saw
Been down with the devil in the Dalling Road
One place I don't want to go
Down in the ground where the dead men go

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death, edited by epiwoosh

"Down in the Ground Where the Deadmen Go" as written by Shane Patrick Lysaght Macgowan

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    General Commenti love this song period. its just fun to listen to
    wackydeli3on January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMain point I can make about this song is that it obviously refers to a trip to Ireland, as the reference to Sligo makes clear. Shane's rather morbid impressions never made much sense to me until I went to Ireland for myself. It's a beautiful country, yet there's a definite sense of haunting to the land, especially in the west. Givin the facts of Ireland's history (the Famine, continuous warfare) this is really not suprising. Stumble around drunk after midnight out in the countryside and you'll definitly get a feel for what Shane's talking about. There are ghosts out there, and you don't have to see them to feel their presence.
    SaintJimon June 12, 2006   Link

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