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    Default Worst Political Songs

    We've got a thread on the best, what about the worst?

    My vote goes to Knock Song. Christy Moore is a legend, but this is awful. And the conspiracy theory about NATO was so much bullsh*t

    At the early age of thirty-eight, my mother said, Go west!
    Get up, says she, And get a job! Says I, I'll do my best
    I pulled on my wellingtons to march to Kiltimagh
    But I took a wrong turn in Charlestown and I ended up in Knock
    Once this quiet crossroads was a place of gentle prayer
    Where Catholics got indulgent once or twice a year
    You could buy a pair of rosary beads or get your candles blessed
    If you had a guilty conscience you could get it off your chest
    Then came the priest from Partry, Father Horan was his name
    Ever since he's been appointed Knock has never been the same
    Begod, says Jim, 'Tis eighty years since Mary was adout
    'Tis time for another miracle, and he blew the candle out
    From Fatima to Bethlehem and from Lourdes to Kiltimagh
    I've never seen a miracle like the airport up in Knock
    And to establish terra firma he drew up a ten year plan
    And he started running bingo around nineteen sixty-one
    He built a fabulous basilica upon the Holy Ground
    And once he had a focal point he started to expand
    Chip shops and bed and breakfasts sprung up overnight
    Once a place for quiet retreat, now it's a holy sight
    All sorts of fancy restaurants for every race and creed
    Where black and white and yellow pilgrims could get a mighty feed
    We had the Blessed Virgin here, Father Horan did declare
    And Foster and Allen, they appeared just over there
    Now do you mean to tell me, says he in total shock
    That I am not entitled to an auld airport here in Knock
    The TDs were lobbied and harrassed with talk of promised votes
    And people who'd been loyal for years spoke of changing coats
    Excommunication was threatened upon the flock
    Who said it was abortive building airports up in Knock
    Now everyone is happy and the miracle it's complete
    Father Horan's got his auld runway - and it's eighteen thousand feet
    All sorts of planes could land there, of that there's little doubt
    It'll be handy now for George Bush to knock Gadafi out
    From Fatima to Bethlehem and from Lourdes to Kiltimagh
    I've never seen a miracle like the airport up in Knock
    Now poor old Father Jim is gone to the airport in the sky
    And down on Barr na Cuiga he keeps a friendly eye
    On Ryanair and Aer Lingus as they fly to and fro
    We'll never see his likes again on the planes of sweet Mayo
    Did NATO donate the dough, my boys, did NATO donate the dough
    Did NATO donate the dough, my boys, did NATO donate the dough
    From Fatima to Bethlehem and from Lourdes to Kiltimagh
    I've never seen a miracle like the airport up in Knock

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    CJH....that is a legend of a song!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaelach
    CJH....that is a legend of a song!
    Agreed!

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    Default Re: Worst Political Songs

    Quote Originally Posted by CJH
    We've got a thread on the best, what about the worst?

    My vote goes to Knock Song. Christy Moore is a legend, but this is awful. And the conspiracy theory about NATO was so much bullsh*t
    anything by christy moore really. all equally bad.
    That's complete nonsense. I disagree with you.

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    I would say arise and follow Charlie but I would be lying, it is highly amusing.
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    Rockall to me, sounds like a waste of energy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaelach
    CJH....that is a legend of a song!
    Christ, I can't stand it. I always fast forward it when Im listening to Christy. Same with Biko Drum.

    Ordinary Man is a great Christy Moore political song

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    I'd plum for The Cranberries 'Zombie'... truly awful stuff.

    Another head hangs lowly,
    Child is slowly taken.
    And the violence caused such silence,
    Who are we mistaken?

    But you see, it's not me, it's not my family.
    In your head, in your head they are fighting,
    With their tanks and their bombs,
    And their bombs and their guns.
    In your head, in your head, they are crying...

    In your head, in your head,
    Zombie, zombie, zombie,
    Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
    In your head,
    Zombie, zombie, zombie?
    Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, dou, dou, dou, dou, dou...

    Another mother's breakin',
    Heart is taking over.
    When the vi'lence causes silence,
    We must be mistaken.

    It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
    In your head, in your head they're still fighting,
    With their tanks and their bombs,
    And their bombs and their guns.
    In your head, in your head, they are dying...


    In your head, in your head,
    Zombie, zombie, zombie,
    Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
    In your head,
    Zombie, zombie, zombie?
    Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, oh, oh,
    Oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, oh, ya, ya-a...

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    Bread and Roses, the Labour thingy.

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    I'm proud to be an american, where at least I know I'm free.

    Has to be the absolute top reason on al qaeda's list for continuing terrorist activities.
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