Let’s Drink To The Irish

I know it makes no sense because St Patrick’s Day is meant to be a time of joyous celebration for some of the jolliest, luckiest and more often craziest people on Earth, the Irish. But there are some things the Irish are known for that most people tend to forget. Even though it’s anniversary is way past, I’d like to take a moment to remember what this song immortalized and what it signifies for us now.

I can’t believe the news today
I can’t close my eyes and make it go away.
How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long, how long?
‘Cos tonight
We can be as one, tonight.

Broken bottles under children’s feet
Bodies strewn across the dead-end street.
But I won’t heed the battle call
It puts my back up, puts my back up against the wall.

Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Oh, let’s go.

And the battle’s just begun
There’s many lost, but tell me who has won?
The trenches dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters
Torn apart.

Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.

How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long, how long?
‘Cos tonight
We can be as one, tonight.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.

Wipe the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away.
I’ll wipe your tears away.
I’ll wipe your tears away.
I’ll wipe your bloodshot eyes.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.
Sunday, bloody Sunday.

And it’s true we are immune
When fact is fiction and TV reality.
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die.

The real battle just begun
To claim the victory Jesus won
On…

Sunday, bloody Sunday
Sunday, bloody Sunday..

That being said, to all my Irish or Irish descended friends out there. Let’s all drink to those that passed on unfairly and those that fight the better fight for freedom. Let’s also drink to what makes the Irish oh so unique. Their quirky humour, their pride and their ability to always seem to make the best out of everything they put up with. I might not be of Irish blood, but I’ll damn well drink to those qualities.

If I could only find where I put that bottle of Midori I stashed somewhere.

9 thoughts on “Let’s Drink To The Irish

  1. Thanks for dropping by my blog. That’s a nice one.
    Adding you to my blogroll. Hope you don’t mind.

  2. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s an Irish drinking song for ya! 😉 Funny one at that..:D

    well i stumbled in at 2 a.m. all drunk and full of smoke
    my wife said i have had enough, im sick, thats it, get out!
    so i stumbled down to kellys pub across the edge of town
    and i told the boys me story and we had another round

    we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!
    we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!
    and if i see a pretty girl, ill sleep with her tonight!
    we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!

    and mary mcgregor, she was a pretty whore
    she’d always greet you with a smile and never lock her door
    but on the day she died, all the men in town did weep
    for mary mcgregor finally got some sleep

    we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!
    we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!
    and if i see a pretty girl, ill sleep with her tonight!
    we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!

    well i once loved a girl, a child im told
    i gave her my heart and she gave me a cold
    so now i sit standing here out in the pouring rain
    ill stumble back to kellys pub and cry away me pain

    we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!
    we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!
    and if i see a pretty girl, ill sleep with her tonight!
    we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!

  3. First time ever had tried IRISH KABOOM of 4 years uni. It is easy to drink. Don’t leave your stouts around coz it will go missing on this day!!! Happy St. Pat’s day.

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