Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Rebel Black Dot Irish Song o' the Day

The Pogues, "Thousands Are Sailing" from The Best of the Pogues (The Last Angry Irishman)

"Thousands are sailing across the western ocean,
To a land of opportunity
That some of them will never see,
Fortune prevailing across the western ocean,
Their bellies full, their spirits free,
They'll break the chains of poverty,
And they'll dance…

"Thousand are sailing across the western ocean,
Where the hand of opportunity
Draws tickets in a lottery,
Where e'er we go we celebrate
The land that makes us refugees,
From fear of priests with empty plates
From guilt and weeping effigies,
Though we dance to the music,
And we dance."

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