There Were Roses Lyrics - Cara Dillon

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My song for you this evening
It's not to make you sad
Not for adding to the sorrows
Of our troubled northern land
But lately I've been thinking
And it just wont leave my mind
I'll tell you of two friends one time
Who were both good friends of mine

Isaac he was Protestant
And Sean was Catholic born
But it never made a difference
For the friendship it was strong
And sometimes in the evening
When we heard the sound of drums
We said it wont divide us
We will always be as one

There were roses, roses
There were roses
And the tears of the people ran together

It was on a Sunday morning
When the awful news came round
Another killing had been done
Just outside Newry Town
We knew that Isaac danced up there
We knew he liked the band
But when we heard that he was dead
We just could not understand

Now fear it filled the countryside
There was fear in every home
When late at night a car came
Prowling round the Ryan Road
A Catholic would be killed tonight
To even up the score
Oh Christ, it's young MacDonald
They have taken from the door

There were roses, roses
There were roses
And the tears of the people ran together

Isaac was my friend he cried
He begged them with his tears
But centuries of hatred
Have ears that do not hear
An eye for an eye
That was all that filled their minds
And another eye for another eye
Til everyone is blind

I don't know where the moral is
Or where this song should end
But I wonder just how many wars
Are fought between good friends
And those who give the orders
Are not the ones to die
It's Scott and young MacDonald
And the likes of you and I

There were roses, roses
There were roses
And the tears of the people ran together

There were roses, roses
There were roses
And the tears of the people ran together

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Great!!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/15/10

I love this song sooo much!!! It's so amazingly heart filled and Cara Dillon does an amazing job on the song originally by Tommy Sands!!! It brings tears to my eyes each time I listen to it!
X Niamph

AWESOME | Reviewer: Henry | 9/18/10

This song is the song that I used for a school project. I think that it really knocked em dead. The song really brought tears to the people's eyes. It is really sad. I really hope I can go see her live. I totally envy whoever has tickets

Tbe song is a real heartfelt song | Reviewer: Grainne | 4/5/10

I grew up on the Falls/Andersonstown road BELFAST at the Height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. From the age of 5 till the age of 40 I new nothing but trouble in the province this song is just so real and so near the truth that it is unbeliveable and poigant it is beauitful song well done

Amazing | Reviewer: Jamie Lynch | 10/13/08

I Think that this song is so sad but it would give you hope in a time of need.When My brother was murdered for being a catholic, i didn't know why someone should be killed for their beliefs.For a while i was unstable and didn't know what to do but then i listened to this song and i found the strength to move on.I Still think about my brother everyday and i owe it all to this song that im able to not let grief over take me.Amazing song and beautifully sung.
Jamie Lynch..xXx

An international treasure | Reviewer: Kamran | 7/29/08

Just saw Kara live at Womad at the weekend - a fantastic performance, fantastic voice and a lovely pleasant personality. She did this song as an encore, but it wasn't the best one she did - she's got a very good repertoire and I will be definitely buying her CD

missing verse | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/5/07

isaac was my freind he cried he begged them with his tears but centuries of hatred have ears that do not hear.
an eye for an eye it was all that filled their minds and another eye for another eye till every one is blind

Love this song | Reviewer: leo | 7/14/07

This song is so sad and i went to see cara dillion at the start f the summer with my family in the theratre it wasn't even me who booked the tickets it wuz my mum and i thought it wuz goin 2 b reali boring but it wuz great i wud luv 2 go and see her again i wish i did enjoy it cuz she probably won't be back again but if she is i will definatly enjoy it this time wat bout u's like it?

roses | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/14/07

that other verse should have been put in aswell cos it just about sums up everyting dat happens here.not nearly as bad as it used to be but evidence of it is still everywhere.
great song.very true.

amazin | Reviewer: caragh | 5/30/07

Cara Dillon is an amazing singer..and she speeks the truth thrrough this song. It is exactly what way we live and living in n.ireland, i can see that it is hard and cara has just expalined to us how hard it is by the words she is using in this song. She expresses her feelings very well through this song. Cara also has an amazing voice and this will take her far its very soothing and calming for us. And i enjoy her music. This song and her voice will take her far in life. Well done Cara...I have the same name as you to aha...

there were roses.. | Reviewer: anonymous.. | 5/6/07

brilliant song...cara dillon has one of the best voices in ireland. this song suits her down to the ground as she sings it with great emotion and feeling!

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