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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Belfast Child/Ballad of the Streets - The Simple Minds

Belfast Child

When my love said to me,
Meet me down by the gallow tree.
For it's sad news I bring,
About this old town and all that it's offering.
Some say troubles abound,
Someday soon they're gonna pull the old town down.
One day we'll return here,
When the Belfast child sings again

Brothers, sisters, where are you now
As I look for you right through the crowd.
All my life here I've spent,
With my faith in God, the church and the government.
But there's sadness abound,
Someday soon they're gonna pull the old town down.

One day we'll return here,
When the Belfast child sings again,
When the Belfast child sings again

So come back, Billy, won't you come on home
Come back, Mary, you've been away so long.
The streets are empty, and your mother's gone.
The girls are crying, it's been, oh, so long.
And your father's calling, come on home.
Won't you come on home, won't you come on home

Come back, people, you've been gone a while,
And the war is raging, through the Emerald Isle.
That's flesh and blood man, that's flesh and blood,
All the girls are crying but all's not lost.

The streets are empty, the streets are cold.
Won't you come on home, won't you come on home

The streets are empty,
Life goes on.

One day we'll return here,
When the Belfast child sings again,
When the Belfast child sings again.