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Thread #72112   Message #1240074
Posted By: Big Tim
04-Aug-04 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Veronica (Christy Moore)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE BLACK WIND (Finbar Wright)
Here's another song about the murder of VG. It was written by Finbar Wright and included on his album "Another Season"(1999).

THE BLACK WIND Words and music by Finbar Wright/copyright DNL Music.

The black wind blows across the street,
A flower falls to the ground,
The gardeners cry and curse that wind,
That blows so cold in town.

The flower had seen the black wind move,
And swirling in the crowd,
The flower was strong and poured out words,
To slow the whirlwind down.

Touch the face of slavery,
Touch the hand of bravery,
Alleluia, love so beautiful warns us to be true.

The black wind hums a secret song,
A smokescreen for the fool,
The flower finds right in her mind,
She has to change that tune.

The black wind holds a freeman's key,
To open many doors,
The flower knows the secret game,
The shady powers that flow.

Touch the face of slavery...

The black wind blows, the streets grow cold,
The flowers try to survive,
The gardeners cry and curse that wind,
That haunts the dead of night.

Touch the face of slavery...

The flower was brave and still it grows,
Its fragrance fills my mind,
This flower so strong, who poured out words,
To stop the black wind's howl.

Touch the face of slavery...

"The Black Wind was written in memory of Veronica Guerin, whose murder I almost witnessed first hand, and whose brave hand in alerting Irish society to the dangers of those who would enslave us all, must be acknowledged" - Finbar Wright, album sleeve note.
(Finbar Wright is one of the "Irish Tenors". He is from Cork).