Lyrics

coleraine / mossbawn / pastremedy

teduur on 06.04.22

How does the bogside know
coleraine mossbawn
how does the bogside know
coleraine mossbawn
pastremedy
pastremedy

how do you
feel
move
breathe
how do you
dream
feel
live

seventeen, eighteen,  
turning loneliness (in)to solitude
twenty-one, nineteen,
turning loneliness (in)to solitude
seventeen, twenty,
„and in the dirt lay justice
like an acorn“ on the ground

and you phrased your slogans

while you dragged them to the scene,
listen, 

you dragged them to the scene 
with your bright eyes, drooling

now you say you repent 
while your fuses blazed

now you say you repent 
but you attracted their attention

by the bombs and the bricks 
and the arms and the walls
now they fight for a border 
which they never knew

with bricks in their minds 
bricks only in their minds

enacting and depriving
repenting and believing
retrieving and deceiving
disguising and despising
enacting and depriving
repenting and believing
retrieving and deceiving
disguising and despising
„between your finger and your thumb
the squat pen rests
snug as a gun“

„“ (by seamus heaney)