The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21965   Message #235753
Posted By: Wolfgang
30-May-00 - 07:05 AM
Thread Name: ADD: Irish songs (lots of songs here)
Subject: Lyr Add: I'M GOING BACK (Cathie Ryan)
I'm going back


From The Music of What Happens:
(words and music by Cathie Ryan)

There was a stand of oak trees beside my father's house
The wind blew through the leaves; I can hear it now
The smell of hay just stacked in the back field
Glowing gold in the summer heat
In the softness of the rain
I can hear us laugh again

Wake my heart, play the Bucks of Oranmore
Shake my mind, put the devil in the bow once more
Fray the hair, bend the note, lift the dancer's feet
I'm going, I'm gone
I'm going back to Ireland

You were the King of Dublin and I was your Queen Maeve
We ran headlong through the fields; we knew every lane
We knew the land had a wisdom of its own
Laying back on ancient stone
We heard the River Shannon sing
And we were never gonna leave


Through the tangled grass near the gorse
We would sit and plot our course
Back when my thoughts were so clear
Back in time when you were here

Ooooo I'm going back
Ooooo I'm going back
Ooooo I'm going back

© 1998 Wake the Neighbors Music ASCAP