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Friday, October 16, 2009

A Musical Interlude, Part 1: 'The Gauntlet' by The Dropkick Murphys


As suggested by reader 0321, these are the Dropkick Murphys singing "The Gauntlet":

Well I just got back from a break in the fight
I was weighing in heavy but still feeling alright
All I hear in the distance - mines and shells
Here come the sirens wailing
Another attack to be repelled

Do you think we're gonna make it?
I don't know unless we try
You could sit here scared to move
Or we could take them by surprise
It's submission that they want
It's surrender that they need
When we're doing it their way
Their aims will be achieved

They're gonna come when you're not ready
When you're not too well-prepared
They're gonna prey upon your weakness
No man's soul is ever spared
You've got to stand up, yeah, and fight them
Show them what it's all about
This man is not for sale
There will be no backing down.

[Chorus:]
Stand up and fight and I'll stand up with you
We shall succeed,
Stand up and fight and I'll stand up with you

They won't get me, they won't get me
Though they never cease to try
They won't get me, they won't get me
I would rather fight and die
They won't get me, they won't get me
Well my friend will they get you?
When they get you, when they get you
Tell me what you're gonna do?

Do you think we're gonna make it?
I don't know unless we try
You could sit here scared to move
Or we could take them by surprise
It's submission that they want
It's surrender that they need
When we're doing it their way
Their aims will be achieved.

They're gonna come when you're not ready
When you're not too well-prepared
They're gonna prey upon your weakness
No man's soul is ever spared
You've got to stand up, yeah, and fight them
Show them what it's all about
This man is not for sale
There will be no backing down.

[Chorus: x2]
Stand up and fight and I'll stand up with you
We shall succeed
Stand up and fight and I'll stand up with you


Go Boston!

3 Comments:

Blogger Tangalor said...

I love the DKM's. They have better songs, but this one's quite nice. Punk Rock.

October 16, 2009 at 2:10 AM  
Blogger Skullz said...

Great f**kin' tune!

You'll probably like even more of DKM....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p84sBQpIUzQ

Heroes From Our Past

and so the story's told of a hearty group of men
it's a tale of their triumphs and their woes
be it raids the melee's aincent or the modern workers struggle
and inspires men to stand up for their rights
and should we fall down by the wayside in this ever-changing world
we can look back to these heroes of our past
with their staunch determination and ferocious iron will
no tyranny would quell them in their task

it's an age old situation with an ever present message
that time and tide waiteth for no man
so with out fear of confrontation and the consequence of outcome
it's for freedom and for happiness they toiled
and in looking to the future we can see a better place
where we can shake the yoke of tyranny for all
it's been paved by generations who have gone now to their rest
it's just remembrance of their dignity we ask

(chorus) so come on rally 'round this brave and valiant cause
with tradition pride and honor at it's core
with swords drawn to defend stood these noblehearted men
faugh-an-ballagh clear the way me boys

under perilous conditions with small hope of success
they left behind the lives that they once led
and by virtue of their fortitude and singleminded strength
they cleared the way for the people of today
so when we think back to our ancestors respectfully we hark
and thank the men whose struggle broke the chain
it's a long road up ahead of us let's forge on while we're strong
and leave our mark of honor once again

(chorus) so come on rally 'round this brave and valiant cause
with tradition pride and honor at it's core
with swords drawn to defend stood these noblehearted men
faugh-an-ballagh clear the way me boys

and so the story's told and it comes now to an end
it's setting any era any land
when abusive tyrants force the hands of matters great or small
it inspires men to stand up for their rights

October 16, 2009 at 3:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!!!!

Me Likey!

Eric
III

October 17, 2009 at 3:40 PM  

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