To Youth (My Sweet Roisin Dubh)

Album: Within A Mile From Home (2004)
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  • Tell me why must a man be of service
    To his lord and the god seldom high
    From the grave spring the name of our fathers
    But there's no glint in a dead man's eye

    Tell me why are our fields filled with hunger
    And fruitless the crop bitter soil
    So I say my farewell to a nation
    As the leaf waves goodbye to it's son

    So it's to youth I sing you this story
    And it's of youth I sing it now
    Like the train that derails without warning
    I must leave what I left far behind
    So goodbye, sweet Roisin Dubh
    I say goodbye

    Tell me why must our peace be this puzzle
    That fractures the land, splinters war
    The last nails cite the shame in our coffin
    But in the end we must all die alone

    So it's to youth I sing you this story
    And it's of youth I sing it now
    Like the train that derails without warning
    Some must leave what they left far behind
    So goodbye, sweet Roisin Dubh
    I say goodbye

    And the bark fell from tree
    To the ground that they'll bleed
    On the anguish that never learned to shout
    With the clash of the drum
    We'll surrender the gun
    And on this sadness we shall no longer speak

    Until time can live on our all forgotten songs
    That's when I and we will sing again
    So goodbye to my love, my sweet Roisin Dubh
    Goodbye now until we meet again

    Tell me why must our grief still be greiving
    For a language that never spoke it's loss
    But this tongue speak with fire will tear down the barb wire
    And Rip the belly from the waxy ghost

    So it's to youth I sing you this story
    And it's of youth I sing it now
    Like the train that derails without warning
    We must leave what we left far behind

    So it's to youth I sing you this story
    And it's of youth I sing it now
    Like the train that derails without warning
    We must leave what we left far behind
    So goodbye, sweet Roisin Dubh, I say goodbye

    So goodbye, sweet Roisin Dubh, I say goodbye
    Until we meet again
    Until we meet again
    Until we meet again, she arrives to beautify

    But slumber now must rest
    Oh my Roisin Dubh
    I'll forever love
    The youth you once possessed Writer/s: Bridget A Regan, David R King, Dennis Casey, George Edward Schwindt, Matthew A Hensley, Nathen Maxwell, Robert Anthony Schmidt
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Smitty from Belpre, Ohya can't help but stomp your foot to their music, love 'em
  • Dj from Brielle, NjRóisín Dubh, written in the 16th to 19th century, is one of Ireland's most famous political songs.

    Roisin Dubh literally means dark rose which was an emblem on the hood of a council of druids in Ireland.
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