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Swave N. Deboner Peace in Ireland: A Song Challenge (152* d) RE: Peace in Ireland: A Song Challenge 11 Mar 05


I just stopped in and saw this thread. For some reason, Richard Thompson's song, "When Will I Ever Be Simple Again?" came to mind, and words just started flowing. I'd like to make this contribution, set to that beautiful melody. Please understand, although I'm not Irish in the absolute sense, I am by blood, so this is an issue that concerns me.

When Will There Ever Be Peace Once Again

There's fighting and strife in the streets of ould Derry,
There's violence, there's bloodshed, there's tears and there's pain.
What does it matter who's Green, or who's Orange?
Oh when will there ever be peace once again?

Too long has this land been divided by hatred,
Yet, asked why it's so, no one can quite explain.
Tis an honour to die for the Cause, yet it's hopeless,
Oh when will there ever be peace once again?

Let bygones be bygones, accept one another.
Put an end to the killing, for it's all done in vain.
Lay down your arms, stop these bold acts of terror.
Oh when will there ever be peace once again?

Hear not the closed-minded words of the skeptic,
He'll tell you that things here will not ever change.
Tis that way of thinking that lets it continue,
Oh when will there ever be peace once again?

Oh, bring back the happier days we remember
Before the Troubles in Ulster began.
Look past your differences, stand all together
Then, maybe then, there'll be peace once again.

When will there ever be peace once again?

SND


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