Some people mean the Mero was a district and some people mean it was a cinema. I think the most people are thinking that The Mero was a district in Dublin.
What is Nelsons Column? I am sorry, but I do not understand it.
Now my conclusion: The Mero is a song about a district in Dublin where a lot of people had lived, like crazy people like Bang-Bang or well known like Brendan Behan. The narrator is talking about his life and his life in this district. The narrator do not visit the church and like to drink. Am I right? What is about the violence in the 9th verse and fear in the 1st verse. What mean the phrase "Who is your man?"?
Kind regards Rainer