Shanty Boys

Shanty Boys

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World - Celtic | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Song Description

The rush of human endeavour to slaughter each other in the name of God Country or any reason that will suffice.

Story Behind the Song

This is a third person account of our total insanity. Why do we do this century after century?

Lyrics

War Gods

We faced them squarely as we entered on the field
None of us would turn our backs and none of us would yield
With our pride and our honour and our orders from above
We kill in the name of hate or in the name of love
We took our banners and we proudly waved them high
We don?t need a reason and we don?t care if we die
You choose up the weapons and we?ll choose up the sides.
We will gladly pay the coin but you must pay the lives.

Chorus

So hear the ancient call to avenge a brothers death
Stand until they fall we must put them all to rest

We started out with sticks and stones and then we made some spears
Pushed back the edge of night to alleviate our fear
Fighting one another with the arrow and the sword
And death was the final prize we claim as our reward
It never ever took too much for us to start a war
An imaginary slight just to even up the score
And all those opposed to us would pay the price in blood
As we trampled over their cities and destroyed the name of love.


The sixties were so hard on us when they finally saw our face
Through ignorance and time well the memories were erased
The slain and the wounded slowly slipped from public view
And opened up the eighties well we started all anew.
Now we can kill more with just a single blow
A sacrifice to the gods above or to the one below
The horsemen of the apocalypse are riding through the sky
And the last thing that?s left now is to see the missiles fly.

So hear the ancient call

Song Length
4:53
Genres
Rock - Alternative, Folk - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Floating
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Mad, Frenzied

Subject Matter
War, Power

Similar Artists
Dead Can Dance, Rush
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Pat Bourke, James Hrkach
Music Credits Pat Bourke, James Hrkach
Producer Credits Pat Bourke, James Hrkach
Publisher Credits Pat Bourke, James Hrkach
Performance Credits Pat Bourke, James Hrkach
Label Credits Pat Bourke, James Hrkach