Ireland Lyrics - Dar Williams

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When the morning mist is rising
And the Hudson nearly blue
Where the branches all blowing
And the sun comes sifting through
I stare with homesick wonder
For my thoughts all turn to you
And my memory fills with deeper greens and blues

And Ireland is always in the news
I called your struggle useless
And my home a battlefield
And I cursed the hope of moving
The stone that would not yield
I left it all behind me
Crying that your fate was sealed
But the anger, not the love here I did lose

And Ireland is always in the news
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But now I'm having nightmares
For the picture will not fade
Of one hundred black umbrellas
Shining in the great parade
But I guess I had it coming
It's a cold hard price I paid
For yes I did choose

To find my brother's funeral in the news
So don't you get your hopes up
But I think I'm coming home
For maybe there'll be freedom
With one more shoulder to that stone
I may end up a martyr
But I will not end alone
For you are a family that I can't refuse
Oh, Ireland, you're dying in the news



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------ 10/31/2014

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