Dropkick Murphys 10 Years Of Service

The status of our future in both past and present time,

is relegated to a member of a higher class than mine.

To determine and direct the lives of family men who bear the burden

of living up to standard that doesn’t exist in 1999

[Chorus]

Who’s gonna save us from this lonely picket line,

10 years of service but I’m still not worth your time.

Times may be changing but I’ll never leave behind the hopes

and thoughts I have of better days for families such as mine.

Because if history repeats itself and time will surely tell.

What goes around is gonna come around and you’ll know our pain too well.

[Chorus]

Who’s gonna save us from this lonely picket line,

10 years of service but I’m still not worth your time.

And I’ve seen men give their lives,

and heard the stories that they tell of how they labored

for this company which sold it’s soul to hell

[Repeat 1st verse]

[Chorus]

Who’s gonna save us from this lonely picket line,

10 years of service but I’m still not worth your time.

And I’ve seen men give their lives,

and heard the stories that they tell of how they labored

for this company which sold it’s soul to hell

Who’s gonna save us from this lonely picket line,

10 years of service but I’m still not worth your time.

Dropkick Murphys Black Velvet Band

In a neat little town they call Brockton

Apprenticed in trade I was bound

And many an hour’s sweet happiness

I spent in that neat little town

Then bad misfortune befell me

That caused me to stray from the land

Far away from my friends and companions

To follow the black velvet band

Well, I was out strolling one evening

Not intending to stay very long

When I met a frolicsome damsel

As she came tripping along

A watch she pulled out her pocket

And slipped it right into my hand

On the very first night that I met her,

Bad luck to the black velvet band

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds

You’d think she was queen of the land

And her hair hung over her shoulder

Tied up in a black velvet band

Before judge and jury next morning

Both of us did appear

A gentleman claimed his jewelry

And the case against us was clear

Now seven long years transportation

Right down to Van Dieman’s land

Far away from my friends and companions

To follow the black velvet band

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds

You’d think she was queen of the land

And her hair hung over her shoulder

Tied up with a black velvet band

So come all you jolly young fellows

I’d have you take warning by me

Whenever you’re out on the liquor

Beware of the pretty colleen

She’ll fill you with whiskey and porter

Until you’re not able to stand

And the very next thing you’d know

You’ve landed in Van Dieman’s Land.

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds

You’d think she was queen of the land

And her hair hung over her shoulder

Tied up with a black velvet band

Her eyes they shone like the diamonds

You’d think she was queen of the land

And her hair hung over her shoulder

Tied up with a black velvet band

BLACK VELVET BAND!

Dropkick Murphys The Auld Triangle

A hungry feeling, came o’er me stealing

And the mice were squealing in my prison cell

To begin the morning, the water boiling

Get up out of bed boy, and clean up your cell

And the auld triangle, went jingle jangle

All along the banks of the Royal Canal

On a fine spring evening, the lag lay dreaming

And the seagulls were squealing high above the wall

Oh the day was dying and the wind was sighing

As I lay there crying in my prison cell

And the auld triangle, went jingle jangle

All along the banks of the Royal Canal

Oh the screw was peeping and the lag was sleeping

As he lay there weeping for his poor gal

And the auld triangle, went jingle jangle

All along the banks of the Royal Canal

In the female prison there are seventy women

And I wish to God it was with them that I did dwell

And the auld triangle, went jingle jangle

All along the banks of the Royal Canal

And the auld triangle, went jingle jangle

All along the banks of the Royal Canal

Dropkick Murphys Vices And Virtues

Now hear me all you victims

Come listen, gather around

For now we’ll tell the story of four brothers in the ground

One died from the bottle though he wouldn’t harm a fly

He froze in the south end alley

Behind a gin mill left to die

And another died by the bullet at the hand’s of a sniper’s gun

In the valley of the Nha-Trang for a war we never won

Whiskey, War, Suicide & Guns [x2]

The next one took his life

They said there was never any hope

He was shocked and institutionalized

Found hanging from a rope

And another son was shot again

But this time over drugs

There’ll be no heroes welcome

For this small time city thug

One from the whiskey

One from the war

One by suicide

And another by the gun

Whiskey, War, Suicide & Guns

They took their lives, they took their sons

[x2]

One died from whiskey

And another in the war

One died by suicide

And the last one by the gun

Whiskey, War, Suicide & Guns

They took their lives, they took their sons

[x2]

Whiskey, War, Suicide & Guns

Dropkick Murphys Walk Away

So you say you fell in love

And you’re gonna get married

Raise yourself a family

How simple life can be

Somewhere it all went wrong

And your plan just fell apart

And you aint got the heart

to finish what you started

Yeah you fell in love

And you went and got married

Had yourself a family

How simple life can be

Somewhere it all went wrong

And your plan just fell apart

And you aint got the heart

to finish what you started

The ones that you loved

The ones that you left behind

The ones you said you’d try to find

Are they tryin’ to find you?

[x2]

Somewhere it all went wrong

And your plan just fell apart

And you ain’t got the heart

to finish what you started

You walked out that door

To find out where you belong

To fulfill your own selfish dreams

I think you might have forgotten

The ones that you loved

The ones that you left behind

The ones you said you’d try to find

Are they tryin’ to find you?

[x2]

Dropkick Murphys The Walking Dead

[Verse 1:]

The greats come alive, the water’s on fire

Have I been to this place before?

Yeah we danced through the night as the flames burned bright

And the patrons passed out on the floor.

[Chorus:]

What’s so new about what you’re saying?

It’s a new generation with the same sad song.

What’s so new about what you’re saying?

Just another generation with the same sad song.

[Verse 2:]

The walking dead couldn’t tell us any better.

It’s a tale you gotta live to know.

Yeah the story you’re telling is from the book I wrote

I’ve forgotten more then you’ll ever know!

‘Cause at the end of the day when the hope fades away.

It was an outlook you could never afford.

You’re on one last stand, with the boys and the band

Before the demon strikes the final chord.

[Chorus:]

What’s so new about what you’re saying?

It’s a new generation with the same sad song.

What’s so new about what you’re saying?

Just another generation with the same sad song.

[Bridge:]

You’ve got tons of fans in hell boy that much I know.

Tune me up and turn me on before I go!

Just another sad song!

[Chorus:]

What’s so new about what you’re saying?

It’s a new generation with the same sad song.

What’s so new about what you’re saying?

Just another generation with the same sad song.

Dropkick Murphys Buried Alive

Nothing they could do but sit down there

with the black coal all around them,

and the water rose so quick and cold,

an unlikely place to drown.

Nine in the mine, trapped down below-

down, down, down in the ground

and this’ll be the day I didn’t kiss my wife goodbye,

take care of my family I’m buried alive

They held their heads up high

as they struggled hard to breath

and asked the Lord to open his arms

for the nine souls he’d receive

Nine in the mine, trapped down below-

down, down, down in the ground

and this’ll be the day I didn’t kiss my wife goodbye,

take care of my family I’m buried alive

They latched themselves together

so in death they might be found

and prayed there for a miracle

some 24 stories down.

Nine in the mine, trapped down below-

down, down, down in the ground

and this’ll be the day I didn’t kiss my wife goodbye,

take care of my family I’m buried alive

Down, down, down in the ground.

Dropkick Murphys God Willing

Ricky and Gar

Well, they took it too far

They didn’t make it

They didn’t make it

Chrissy and Stage

Though they made no mistakes

They didn’t make it

They didn’t make it

Whether living with hope

or at the end of the rope

It isn’t written in the stone

When the futures unknown

And though some do atone

Through no fault of their own

They fall through the cracks

And get left by the wayside

[Chorus:]

God willing, It’s the last time I’ll say goodbye

God willing, I’ll see you on the other side

It’s the last time I’ll put my arms around you

The last time I’ll look into your eyes

I’ve come here to put my arms around you

And say one final goodbye

Yeah, I’ll see you on the otherside

Chicky and Fly

They were really good guys

They didn’t make it

They didn’t make it

Laura so sweet and

Kenny right in his sleep

They didn’t make it

They didn’t make it

So as you walk out the door

Take care, and always be sure

That the ones in your life

Know that you love them tonight

Fate has one guarantee

And we all must agree

That the best laid plans

May all change by tomorrow

[Chorus]

Dropkick Murphys My Hero

May the road rise to meet you

May the wind be at your back

Yeah, that’s what dear old Dad would say

Remember your old man

When you’ve finally had your moment

Should fame and fortune come your way

I wouldn’t trade your wisdom, Dad

I thank you for your time

You said “son, keep on working ’til the stars one day align”

But maybe luck don’t seem to shine

On stubborn fools like me and you

Make the most of what they give you

To yourself you must be true

To yourself you must be true

And we’ll live

To fight another day

Things don’t always go our way

And we’ll live

To fight another day

Yeah, that’s what my old man would say

May the spirits all be with you

May the Devil turn his back

When the day is at its darkest and anxiety attacks

Call on me to see you through it

Call on me to be your guide

I’ll be there, son, when you need me

I’ll be standing by your side

I’ll be standing by your side

And we’ll live

To fight another day

Things don’t always go our way

And we’ll live

To fight another day

Yea, that’s what my old man would say

My hero, my heart

My hero, my heart

My hero, my heart

My Hero, my heart

To yourself you must be true

To yourself you must be true

And we’ll live

To fight another day

Things don’t always go our way

And we’ll live

To fight another day

Yea, that’s what my old man would say

My Hero

My Hero

Dropkick Murphys Gonna Be A Blackout Tonight

Gonna be a blackout

Gonna nail me a black curtain up good an’ tight

Gonna do what my air raid man says is right

I’m gonna pull down my shade an’ turn out my light

There’s gonna be a blackout, blackout tonight

Cause my town is big and my town is bright

My town can work and my town can fight

So don’t strike no light and don’t cause a riot

There’s gonna be a blackout, blackout tonight

[Chorus:]

Gonna be a blackout, blackout tonight

Gonna be a blackout

Gonna do what my air raid man says is right

Blackout tonight

Pull down my shade an’ turn out the light

Lights will go out all over town

And the air raid warden will walk up and down

It’s part of the war, I’m gonna do right

There’s gonna be a blackout, blackout tonight

[Chorus]