American Celtic punk band The Dropkick Murphys covered this for their 2017 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory
album. Drummer Matt Kelly
explained to HMV.com
: "We cover it as an anthem of hope for those struggling with opiate addiction."
This was the most challenging song on the album to record. Said Kelly: "The chord structure is insane, and we tried it in various keys before eventually the boys really got it right. Then it came down to singing the thing! It's a really, really tricky song to get right. Sure, everybody has belted out the chorus now and again, but the verses have subtleties to them that took a long time to get just right. It was a really, really tough one, but I think the end result is just beautiful. Ken (Casey, bass/vocals) and Al (Barr, vocals) really gave it their all on that one."