Irish Boy

Album: American Kid (2013)
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  • Well, I danced in the arms of a black haired girl
    In Scollay Square after the war
    And I drank to get drunk, and sank and I stunk
    Like a drunk on a subway floor

    And I never did marry Cathy O'Shea
    She met another and they went their way
    To the wind you're a toy
    Just a drunk Irish boy
    Just a face in the crowd
    I'll be back around
    To show you all something someday

    There are some things that must remain secret
    You can find no good reason to tell
    There's too many men telling their secrets these days
    And I'd like to tell them to all go to hell

    So I never had dreams, and they never came true
    As far as you know anyway
    To the wind you're a toy
    Just a drunk Irish boy
    Just a face in the crowd
    I'll be back around
    To show you all something someday

    Gory be, glory be, to the highest of trees
    We used to climb, my brother and me
    High on her limbs, two laughing hyenas
    Over West Rocks Berrys Cemetery

    To the wind you're a toy, just a thin Irish boy
    Coming back home from the war
    Just a face in the crowd
    Just a drunk and out loud
    Just you try looking down
    'Cause I'll be back around
    To show you all something someday
    To show you all something someday Writer/s: PATRICIA J. GRIFFIN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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