Cruachan - Ride On
1. Ride On (featuring Shane Mac Gowan on vocals)
True you ride the finest horse I have ever seen,
Standing sixteen, one or two. With eyes wild and green,
And you ride the horse so well, hands light to the touch,
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to.
[CHORUS (Two times)]
Ride on, see you, I could never go with you
No matter how I wanted to.
When you ride in to the night without a trace behind,
Run your claw along my gut one last time.
I turn to face an empty space where once you used to lie,
And look for a spark that lights the night
Through a teardrop in my eye.
2. Maeves' March 2001
[Lyrics not available]
4. To Hell or to Connaught
We fled for our lives on a winter's eve,
Cold but unheeded, we left with speed.
The roundheads they had come this night,
Our gallant people ? But blood in sight.
If we were to barter for our lives,
We would wind up dead.
This is the land where I was born and bred,
Am I a coward to avoid being dead ?
These are the words of our forefathers,
Long ago, in a time of fear.
They say "what giveth returns time thee"
Now in this age, we will wait and see.
Condemn what you will in this war of worlds,
Shout if you want amid peaceful slurs.
But how do you stop a charging bull,
With horns of steel and a desire to cull ?
CD single - Hammerheart Records (HHR079)
Produced and engineered by Shane Mac Gowan and Dennis Buckley.
Mixed by Dennis Buckley and Cruachan.
Recorded at Sun Studios Dublin.
All music by Keith Fay and John O'Fathaigh except Ride On.
All words by Keith Fay except Ride On, written by Jimmy Mc Carthy
Arrangements by Cruachan.
Cover by John O'Fathaigh.
Layout by Marco Jeurissen.
Lyrics in plain text format