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    "The Town I Loved So Well" Lyrics

    Phil Coulter feat. Ronan Keating

    In my memory, I will always see
    The town that I have loved so well
    Where our school played ball by the gas yard wall
    And they laughed through the smoke and the smell
    Going home in the rain, running up the dark lane
    Past the jail, and down behind the Fountain
    Those were happy days in so many, many ways
    In the town I loved so well

    In the early morning the shirt factory horn
    Called women from Creggan, the moor, and the bog
    While the men on the dole played a mother's role

    Fed the children and then walked the dog
    And when times got tough there was just about enough
    And they saw it through without complaining
    For deep inside was a burning pride
    In the town I loved so well

    There was music there in the Derry air
    Like a language that we all could understand
    I remember the day that I earned my first pay
    When I played in a small pick-up band
    There I spent my youth, and to tell you the truth
    I was sad to leave it all behind me
    For I learned about life, and I found a wife
    In the town I loved so well

    But when I returned, how my eyes have burned
    To see how a town could be brought to it's knees
    By the armoured cars and the bombed-out bars

    And the gas that hangs on to every breeze
    Now the army's installed by that old gas yard wall
    And the damned barbed wire gets higher and higher
    With their tanks and their guns, oh my god, what have they done
    To the town I loved so well

    Now the music's gone but they carry on
    For their spirits been bruised, never broken
    They will not forget but their hearts are set
    On tomorrow and peace once again
    For what's done is done and what's won is won
    And what's lost is lost and gone for ever
    I can only pray for a bright, brand new day
    In the town I love so well
    This song was submitted on October 9th, 2016 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing.
    Written by PHIL COULTER.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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