Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Irish Celebration Lyrics

The VS. Redux Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Vipassana
  • 2 Crew Cuts
  • 3 Life Is Cinema
  • 4 Otherside
  • 5 Kings
  • 6 Irish Celebration
  • 7 The End
  • 8 Vipassana (Ryan Lewis remix)
  • 9 Crew Cuts (Jake One remix)
  • 10 Otherside (Ryan Lewis remix)
  • 11 Irish Celebration (P Smoov remix)
  • 12 The End (Budo remix)
  • 13 Stay at Home Dad
  • 14 The Town (Sabzi remix)
  • 15 Fake Empire
  • I'm an Irishman
    Leather weathered Irish skin
    Beard orange as the sunset over the flag
    In the night sky we fly it in
    Pride for the life we fight to live
    History, I write with it
    Spit it with the dialect
    And this is a celebration of course
    The green, white, orange
    And when they pulled up on that shore
    First generation born
    Toast to those that made it on a boat to New York
    And when the English came the colonizer came
    They filled up bottles of gasoline, turned 'em into b____ of flame
    And hurled 'em to protect what's ours
    Don't touch these lucky charms
    Whole bunch of Irish screaming "f___ the London Guard"
    I'm kidding not dissin' London, this b_____ war
    But go against the Irish and get a b_____ jaw
    Preaching nonviolence but reminds of the scars
    And the bias, put a pint up everybody sing a song

    We put our glass to the sky and lift up
    And live tonight 'cause you can't take it with ya
    So raise a pint for the people that aren't with us
    And live tonight 'cause you can't take it with ya

    We put our glass to the sky and lift up
    And live tonight 'cause you can't take it with ya
    So raise a pint for the people that aren't with us
    And live tonight 'cause you can't take it with ya

    From New England to New Brunswick
    Galway to Dublin
    A rebellious nation of freckled face hustlers
    Heart, blue collared workers and family
    My heritage, proud to be a Haggerty
    Now with whiskey in our veins
    Claiming were the bravest men
    I drank Old Crow, but pretended it was Jameson
    Dad sipped Guiness, I sipped Old English
    'Til he sat me down at 16 and said "boy, this is what a beer is"
    I put down the drink, couldn't drink like a gentleman
    That doesn't mean I can't make a drinking song for the rest of 'em
    Challenge us in football, yeah we might lose
    But don't put us next to a bar stool
    We take the history, script it in song
    Light the torch then you pass it on
    That's right I said, lineage through the rhythm we script it from the palm
    and we give til' Ireland is on
    Bottoms Up

    We put our glass to the sky and lift up
    And live tonight 'cause you can't take it with ya
    So raise a pint for the people that aren't with us
    And live tonight 'cause you can't take it with ya

    We put our glass to the sky and lift up
    And live tonight 'cause you can't take it with ya
    So raise a pint for the people that aren't with us
    And live tonight 'cause you can't take it with ya

    Artists A to Z: