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Worst Political Songs


CJH

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We've got a thread on the best, what about the worst?

My vote goes to Knock Song. Christy Moore is a legend, but this is awful. And the conspiracy theory about NATO was so much bullsh*t

At the early age of thirty-eight, my mother said, Go west!
Get up, says she, And get a job! Says I, I'll do my best
I pulled on my wellingtons to march to Kiltimagh
But I took a wrong turn in Charlestown and I ended up in Knock
Once this quiet crossroads was a place of gentle prayer
Where Catholics got indulgent once or twice a year
You could buy a pair of rosary beads or get your candles blessed
If you had a guilty conscience you could get it off your chest
Then came the priest from Partry, Father Horan was his name
Ever since he's been appointed Knock has never been the same
Begod, says Jim, 'Tis eighty years since Mary was adout
'Tis time for another miracle, and he blew the candle out
From Fatima to Bethlehem and from Lourdes to Kiltimagh
I've never seen a miracle like the airport up in Knock
And to establish terra firma he drew up a ten year plan
And he started running bingo around nineteen sixty-one
He built a fabulous basilica upon the Holy Ground
And once he had a focal point he started to expand
Chip shops and bed and breakfasts sprung up overnight
Once a place for quiet retreat, now it's a holy sight
All sorts of fancy restaurants for every race and creed
Where black and white and yellow pilgrims could get a mighty feed
We had the Blessed Virgin here, Father Horan did declare
And Foster and Allen, they appeared just over there
Now do you mean to tell me, says he in total shock
That I am not entitled to an auld airport here in Knock
The TDs were lobbied and harrassed with talk of promised votes
And people who'd been loyal for years spoke of changing coats
Excommunication was threatened upon the flock
Who said it was abortive building airports up in Knock
Now everyone is happy and the miracle it's complete
Father Horan's got his auld runway - and it's eighteen thousand feet
All sorts of planes could land there, of that there's little doubt
It'll be handy now for George Bush to knock Gadafi out
From Fatima to Bethlehem and from Lourdes to Kiltimagh
I've never seen a miracle like the airport up in Knock
Now poor old Father Jim is gone to the airport in the sky
And down on Barr na Cuiga he keeps a friendly eye
On Ryanair and Aer Lingus as they fly to and fro
We'll never see his likes again on the planes of sweet Mayo
Did NATO donate the dough, my boys, did NATO donate the dough
Did NATO donate the dough, my boys, did NATO donate the dough
From Fatima to Bethlehem and from Lourdes to Kiltimagh
I've never seen a miracle like the airport up in Knock
 

gaelach

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CJH....that is a legend of a song!
 

morryah

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CJH said:
We've got a thread on the best, what about the worst?

My vote goes to Knock Song. Christy Moore is a legend, but this is awful. And the conspiracy theory about NATO was so much bullsh*t
anything by christy moore really. all equally bad.
 

Meursault

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I would say arise and follow Charlie but I would be lying, it is highly amusing.
 

Riadach

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Rockall to me, sounds like a waste of energy.
 

CJH

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gaelach said:
CJH....that is a legend of a song!
Christ, I can't stand it. I always fast forward it when Im listening to Christy. Same with Biko Drum.

Ordinary Man is a great Christy Moore political song
 
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Gimpanzee

I'd plum for The Cranberries 'Zombie'... truly awful stuff.

Another head hangs lowly,
Child is slowly taken.
And the violence caused such silence,
Who are we mistaken?

But you see, it's not me, it's not my family.
In your head, in your head they are fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are crying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, dou, dou, dou, dou, dou...

Another mother's breakin',
Heart is taking over.
When the vi'lence causes silence,
We must be mistaken.

It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
In your head, in your head they're still fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are dying...


In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, oh, ya, ya-a...
 

Riadach

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I'm proud to be an american, where at least I know I'm free.

Has to be the absolute top reason on al qaeda's list for continuing terrorist activities.
 

mercymercyme

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For me, no question:
BATTLE HYMN OF LT. CALLEY
Terry Nelson & C Company

Once upon a time there was a little boy who wanted to grow up
And be a soldier and serve his country in whatever way he could
He would parade around the house with a sauce pan on his head
For a helmet, a wooden sword in one hand and the American flag in the other
As he grew up, he put away the things of a child but he never let go of the flag

My name is William Calley, I'm a soldier of this land
I've tried to do my duty and to gain the upper hand
But they've made me out a villain they have stamped me with a brand
As we go marching on

I'm just another soldier from the shores of U.S.A.
Forgotten on a battle field then thousand miles away
While life goes on as usual from New York to Santa Fe
As we go marching on

I've seen my buddies ambushed on the left and on the right
And their youthful bodies riddled by the bullets of the night
Where all the rules are broken and the only law is might
As we go marching on

While we're fighting in the jungles they were marching in the street
While we're dying in the rice fields they were helping our defeat
While we're facing V.C. bullets they were sounding a retreat
As we go marching on

With our sweat we took the bunkers, with our tears we took the plain
With our blood we took the mountains and they gave it back again
Still all of us are soldiers, we're too busy to complain
As we go marching on

When I reach my final campground in that land beyond the sun
And the great commander asks me, "Did you fight or did you run?"
I'll stand both straight and tall stripped of medals, rank and gun
And this is what I'll say:

Sir, I followed all my orders and I did the best I could
It's hard to judge the enemy and hard to tell the good
Yet there's not a man among us would not have understood

We took the jungle village exactly like they said
We responded to their rifle fire with everything we had
And when the smoke had cleared away a hundred souls lay dead

Sir, the soldier that's alive is the only once can fight
There's no other way to wage a war when the only one in sight
That you're sure is not a VC is your buddy on your right

When all the wars are over and the battle's finally won
Count me only as a soldier who never left his gun
With the right to serve my country as the only prize I've won
As we go marching on
Glory, glory hallelujah glory, glory hallelujah
 

CJH

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Riadach said:
I'm proud to be an american, where at least I know I'm free.

Has to be the absolute top reason on al qaeda's list for continuing terrorist activities.
If you like that, you'll love this:

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nawbut

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classic

'sucker-punch', 'we'll put a boot up your ass, its the American Way'!

This is classic stuff, thanks. :lol:
 

Kursk

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The worst songs are "better" than the best songs. What is that old marine song about killing philippinos during the 1898-1904 genocide?
 

nawbut

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for kids

Riadach said:
I'm proud to be an american, where at least I know I'm free.

Has to be the absolute top reason on al qaeda's list for continuing terrorist activities.
Riadach - I was in a mid wesern city in the late eighties, and with other parents we brought our children to a pizza-party type place (games, slides, ball-baths - it seemed like a good idea at the time).

Up on a stage were four mechanised Barneyesque characters, members of a 'band' to perform for the kiddies. The place was a confusion of gaudy colours screaming hysteria to the senses as the clownish grotesques performed this, cranked up to full volume:

"If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee,
across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea,

From Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA,
Well, there’s pride in every American heart,
and it’s time to stand and say:

I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A."

This was targeted at toddlers, it must be remembered. At first what had seemed surreal became sinister; if the USSR had such effective and thorough indoctrination methods they certainly could be no worse than this, and here it didnt even have to be state sponsored anymore.

I view Bertie's determinations in stirring national pride - military parades, honours lists (and let the begrudgers all go shoot themselves) - and I wonder.....
 

Defeated Romanticist

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The worst has to be the Niall Blaney song, followed closely by John Bracken's song.
To bring an international flavour, the song sung by John Ashcroft in Farenheit 911 is truly awful...I think its called "Let the eagle soar". Its as corny as it sounds.
 

Fr. Hank Tree

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Re: for kids

nawbut said:
Riadach said:
I'm proud to be an american, where at least I know I'm free.

Has to be the absolute top reason on al qaeda's list for continuing terrorist activities.
Riadach - I was in a mid wesern city in the late eighties, and with other parents we brought our children to a pizza-party type place (games, slides, ball-baths - it seemed like a good idea at the time).

Up on a stage were four mechanised Barneyesque characters, members of a 'band' to perform for the kiddies. The place was a confusion of gaudy colours screaming hysteria to the senses as the clownish grotesques performed this, cranked up to full volume:

"If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee,
across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea,

From Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA,
Well, there’s pride in every American heart,
and it’s time to stand and say:

I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A."

This was targeted at toddlers, it must be remembered. At first what had seemed surreal became sinister; if the USSR had such effective and thorough indoctrination methods they certainly could be no worse than this, and here it didnt even have to be state sponsored anymore.

I view Bertie's determinations in stirring national pride - military parades, honours lists (and let the begrudgers all go shoot themselves) - and I wonder.....
Ah feck off both of ye with your anti-Americanism. That is a very benign set of lyrics. Just a bit of harmless patriotism, y'know, loving your homeland. There's no milatarism, no fundamentalist religious undertones, etc.
 
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