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Across The World


Across The World         January 1985

They look at me, they often say, his cause he shows then turn away
It hurts sometimes, I stand alone, my feelings my views, I'm on my own
They wonder why, and often try, their past they can't recall
Those years so good on Britain's shores with a job they always had
When they were young and banged the drum with a future guaranteed
Their school, their church, Their fathers club, they advertised with pride
No reason for these people , no past they had to hide
Their parents, their lodge, their sash, for them it was their right
Times have changed, civil rights are here. we must let them know our plight
Across the word the change has come, one man one vote
What happened to this land of Ireland, has my country missed the boat
In other lands they have their say, in Ireland we don't count
I stand alone and wonder why I have a different view
My land has been taken by Britain and the Cruise
Why? I am now a stranger, my country and my views
I moved away and let me say, I never did forget
The treatment, the conditions, that I never did enjoy
From across the sea, I write these words, no pressure I do endure
My new land's free, no need to worry, my kids will grow in peace
No more I'll face the questions, so many times been asked
How old is your grannie, does the sun shine east or west
When over their they realize that all men are the same
We'll accept each other gladly, don't judge us by our name
They look at me, they often say, his cause he shows then turn away
It hurts sometimes, I stand alone, my feelings, my views, I'm on my own

Gerrard McGeachy


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