Seven Nations Faithful Departed Lyrics

Rain and Thunder Track Listing
  • 1 4th Part of Clumsy Lover
  • 2 Back Home in Derry
  • 3 Whistle Set: The Mingulay Boat Song / Frank Mors' Hornpipe / Garrett Barry's
  • 4 From Clare to Here
  • 5 Uillean Pipe Set: The Blarney Pilgrim / My Darling Asleep
  • 6 Faithful Departed
  • 7 4th Part of Pipe Major George Allan
  • 8 For James
  • 9 Talk to Me
  • 10 Rain and Thunder
  • 11 Si Beg Si Mohr
  • 12 Nothing
  • 13 Amazing Grace
  • Faithful Departed
    (Phil Chevron)

    This graveyard hides a million secrets
    And the trees know more than they can tell
    The ghosts of the saints and scholars will haunt you
    In heaven and in hell
    Rattled by the glimmer man, the boogieman, holy man
    Livin' in the shadows and the shadows of a gunman
    Rattle like the coppers in your greasy till
    Rattle til the time stood still
    Look over your shoulder; hear the school bell ring
    Another day of made-to-measure history
    I don't care if your heroes have wings
    Your terrible beauty's been torn

    Faithful departed
    We fickle hearted
    As you are now
    So once were we
    Faithful departed
    We the meek hearted
    With graces imparted
    Bring flowers to thee

    The girls in the kips proclaim their love for you
    When you stumbled in they knew you for a shilling or two
    They curse you on Sundays and holy days
    When you all stayed away
    You slept there naked; light bulb hid your shame
    The shadows on the wall they took all the blame
    The sacred hearts picture compassion in his eyes
    Drowned out the river of sighs
    The grass grow green on the brewery tonight
    Never come between the darkness and the light
    There is no pain that can't be eased
    By the devil's holy water and the rosary beads

    You're a history book, I never could write
    Poetry in paralysis too deep to recite
    Bless yourself and dress yourself; you've won the fight
    We're going to celebrate tonight
    We'll even climbed the pillar like we always meant to
    Watch the sun rise over the strand
    Close our eyes and we'll pretend
    It could somehow be the same again
    I'll bury you upright so the sun doesn't blind you
    You won't have to gaze at the rain and the stars
    Sleep and dreams of chapels and bars
    And whiskey in the jar

    Faithful departed
    Look what you started
    An underdog's wounds
    Aren't so easy to mend
    Faithful departed
    There's no broken hearted
    And no more distress
    In your world without end

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