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PAUL J BOLGER 

 

SWIM

 

Well I know you you know me

I know the road you walk

And I don’t like to see you shaken

I won’t hear that talk

The song and dance we memorise

Strike a pose and it burns their eyes

Come on now baby tantalise me

Drown me in your endless sea

 

It’s all out and so good babe

Why do you swim inside my head

It’s all out and so sweet babe

Why do you swim inside my head

 

Looking great you’re thinking late

Wearing your passion dress

I just want to see you smiling

I won’t fake the kiss

A song and dance we memorise

Strike a light and it burns their eyes

Come on baby tantalise me

Drown me in your endless sea

 

It’s all out and so good babe

Why do you swim inside my head

It’s all out and so sweet babe

Why do you swim inside my head

 

People always looking for something

They just cannot find

I know now they’re searching out answers

That come from inside

People always been looking for something

They just cannot find

I know now if we let this love die

We’re gonna someday cry

 

Cos it’s all right and so good babe

Why do you swim inside my head

It’s all right and so sweet babe

Why do you swim inside my head

 

It’s all right and so sweet babe

Why do you swim inside my head

It’s all right and so good babe

It’s all right and so good babe

It’s all right

 

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HOW MANY MORE TEARS

 

How many more ways can we try

How many more ways can we try

How many more tears can we cry

 

If we get lucky in life we find a taste of love that’s real

Hope it’s gonna last forever show us how to feel

‘Til it’s gone like a silent sigh or high on the wind

Give it time let it breathe it’ll find it’s own way in

 

How many more ways can we try

How many more ways can we try

How many more ways 

How many more ways 

How many more ways can we try

How many more tears can we cry

 

Tried to sing Ich liebe dich in the key of D

But it always sounded weird to you and me

So I tried my people’s words that mean a lot to me

Is grá liom tú a chuisle mo chroi

 

How many more ways can we try

How many more ways can we try

How many more ways 

How many more ways 

How many more ways can we try

How many more tears can we cry

 

Famed three words will testify

Do their best to satisfy

The yearning the burning 

We can’t deny

 

In this world of fear and faith 

Some holy men try to spread blind hate

All we can do is free our minds 

And not take the bait

History won’t repeat 

But it sure likes to rhyme

The best I can do is hold your hand 

And hope that you hold mine

 

How many more ways can we try

How many more ways can we try

How many more ways 

How many more ways 

How many more ways can we try

How many more tears can we cry

 

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WEDDING GOWN 

 

In the light of rising Spring 

I watched her sway on the garden swing

Recalled how her coming took my wife         

Out of darkness she brought the light 

And like a blind man given sight

I could finally see the meaning of life

 

She used to play in a wedding gown

Cast mother’sshadowontheground

My little princess for her I'd die

 

Bloomed into a beautiful rose 

In the summer sun she glowed

Then darkness returned with a boy who called me sir

He walked in first left her standing there 

Asked for her hand and I gasped for air

But he called me sir liked to call me sir

 

She always dreamt of a wedding gown

A handsome prince and a sparkling crown

But the Devil often hides in the light

 

How do we protect who we love most 

From those who choose to walk like ghosts

Moving through this world testing fathers’ fears

And we know if we say no

Our kids will laugh before they go 

Leaving us to question how we live with ourselves

 

She always wanted a wedding gown 

It became her funeral shroud

Nothing I said could have turned it around

 

She’d given all for no return

Been his fool with her back turned

He was running circles round their town

Now he could run no more 

Men like that run out of floor

When their castles of sand fall to the ground 

 

She used to play in a wedding gown

Cast angel shadows across the ground

She lost her life to a hand me down

 

She always dreamt of that wedding gown

A handsome prince and a sparkling crown        

Followed mother’s footsteps in her wedding gown

 

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PILLARSTONE

 

Don’t know much about the Bayou 

Never made the move to LA
Fell in love in London town

Couldn’t wait to get away

 

Now I’m back on my home ground

They all think my numbers came in 

Or that I live outside the law 

They see feast not the famine

 

Hard to make a living 

Selling stories and songs

Always worked my fingers to the bone 

And I can weather any storm

Like a pillar stone

 

The day that I came home 

You know the sun started to shine

I dreamt I could walk on water 

And turn it to wine

 

Some said I’m too big for my boots

But envy’s a well run dry 

If you don’t like what I got going on

Lift your heels and walk on by 

 

Hard to make a living 

Selling stories and songs

Still workin’ these fingers to the bone

And I can weather any storm

I’m the Pillarstone

 

You could say I’m lucky 

You could say I’m rich

Got two times all I need 

But it’s nothing you can count

 

Hard to make a living 

Selling stories and songs

Still working my fingers to the bone 

I can weather any storm

Cos I’m the Pillarstone

You won’t hear me moan

 

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TWO WRONGS 

Two wrongs don’t make a right

I apologised for the other night 

Say what you want there’s no need to fight

Two wrongs don’t make a right

 

I didn’t mean to hurt you so 

She just smiled it was all for show

She grabbed my hand asked me to dance

What you saw was a confused man

 

Two wrongs don’t make a right

I apologised for the other night 

Say what you want there’s no need to fight

Two wrongs don’t make a right

 

Aw now honey you don’t have to go 

Stop running round just come back home

I was wrong but it’s not right

Since you been gone I can’t sleep at night

 

I see the writing on the wall 

I know we’re heading for a fall

I’m on the other side of a ten cent call 

And that’s not all well that’s not all

 

Like a dog I always ran to you 

A blind fool right on cue 

Made one mistake now you say we’re through

What can I do to prove my love to you? 

 

Two wrongs don’t make a right

I apologised for the other night 

Say what you want there’s no need to fight

Two wrongs don’t make a right

 

I’m on the other side of a ten cent call 

And that’s not all no that’s not all

 

Two wrongs don’t make a right

I apologised for the other night 

Say what you want there’s no need to fight

Two wrongs don’t make a right

 

Two wrongs don’t make a right

I apologised for the other night 

Say what you want there’s no need to fight

Two wrongs don’t make a right

Two wrongs don’t make a right (x 6)

Say what you want there’s no need to fight

Two wrongs don’t make a right

  

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ALL THOSE THINGS

 

Been a traveller all my life dear 

And I will tell you what I have seen

They built us up to fall in dirt dear 

And twist good words to something obscene

There wasn't too much light around here 

But I have soaked enough for me

So when you see me smile at you dear 

Know it’s love and not pity

 

Do not forget to forgive me

For all those things 

Things that I said

Do not forget to forgive me 

All those things 

All those things 

All those things that I did

 

You know the children have no voice dear 

A soldier less chance to see 

The hand that leads him to Hell's door dear 

Is the hand that sets him up to be

A nowhere pawn in a game of chess dear 

A chequered board he'll never leave

As I float towards my dreams now 

I beg of you for me don’t grieve

 

Do not forget to forgive me

For all those things 

Things that I said

Do not forget to forgive me 

All those things 

All those things 

All those things that I did

 

There are many here among us now 

Whose sorry tales wash over me

But I have had my share and more dear 

Please don’t waste your grief on me

 

Do not forget to forgive me

For all those things 

Things that I said

Do not forget to forgive me 

All those things 

All those things 

All those things that I did

 

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UNKIND 

 

Some are cold some are sly

Some will bring a tear to your eye

Some are born to be wild

Some will treat you like a child

Some will treat you unkind

 

Mother said I want to tell you son 

I want to let you know right now

How some pretty girls minds work 

Might save your soul somehow

 

Some are cold some are sly

Some will bring a tear to your eye

Some are born to be wild

Some will treat you like a child

Some will treat you unkind

 

Well if I’d gone just one more round 

I would not be so down

If I’d known then what I know now 

She might still be around 

 

Some are cold, some are sly

Some will bring a tear to your eye

Some are born to be wild

Some will treat you like a child

Some will treat you unkind

 

Prison bars as unforgiving 

As the knife in my hand

The night she laughed and told me 

About her new tall dark-haired handsome man

 

Well I was cold I was sly

I brought a tear to her eye

She was born to be wild

She never treated me like a child

I always thought it was unkind

 

Wish I was home and still a child

 

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I BELIEVE

  

Three small words, a telephone 

A thousand miles from your sigh

I knew right then I spoke too soon

I almost cried

 

Half my life I’ve been waiting

For angel eyes

Now I found them they see through me 

This love I can’t hide

 

I believe in how I feel about you

 

Take your time it’s all right 

We got the rest of our lives

We saved our love for someone special 

It’s only right

 

‘Cause I believe in how I feel about you

 

I understand your anxieties 

I got some of my own

No need to doubt or hesitate 

Heart to heart we’re home

 

The past is gone tomorrow’s calling me 

Back to your side

We found love from heaven falling 

Feelings can’t be denied

 

I believe in how I feel about you 

 

 

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