‘Ballad of the Tiger’

Ballad of the Tiger – The Video!

In a few days time, I will release a song I wrote called ‘Ballad of the Tiger’. It started as a poem but I decided to make it into a song to give people a means to come together and grieve for the things that have been difficult over the past few years in Ireland but also to share all our hope for our futures here or abroad. I hope that the song gives people a chance to come to terms with all that has happened. We are in it together, all over Ireland and abroad..

I am putting together a simple lyric video for the song and I am hoping to use some of your pictures in it. All you need to do is take a picture of any lyric from the song (see below) written/painted/printed (anything goes) by you onto any surface you wish. Remember it is a photo, not a video. It may not be possible to use all images sent to us but we will do our best to showcase all that were sent it one way or another!! Also, by sending in the image you are giving permission for the use of the image on YouTube and other social media etc. Here are the lyrics, choose whichever line you like best and scribble it down somewhere, take a pic and send it to mcnallysinead@hotmail.com

Thanks xx

We’ve all been a little bit down

We’ve taken a beating but we never made a sound

All the bruises and marks on our skin are sinking in

Building dreams by digging holes

Concrete fields and showhomes

Forgotten dreams now its all gone to waste

On the ghost estates

They spent they lied we lost and we cried together

Savings schemes government bonds

They kept on giving until it was gone

No convictions for the debt that they caused

We took it all

A nations loss is another ones gold

They sit round tables and they tell us what we owe

But it’s you and me and the people next door who feel it more

They spent they lied we lost and we cried together

Lining up instead of clocking in

Moving out instead of moving in

All we own for sale on the cheap to make ends meet

We carry on as our loved ones disappear

For a better life in a place overseas

Two clocks ticking on the wall telling times abroad

They spent they lied we lost and we cried together

They spent they lied but we’ll work, we’ll rise together

They spent they lied but we’ll work, we’ll rise together

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