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Orange & the Green

August 6, 2016

The following is a very very loose lyrical interpretation of why my parents should not have had children.

Ironically,  the below roles were reversed.

“The Orange and the Green”
“Irish Rovers”

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was orange and me mother, she was green.

My father was an Ulster man, proud Protestant was he.
My mother was a Catholic girl, from county Cork was she.
They were married in two churches, lived happily enough,
Until the day that I was born and things got rather tough.

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was orange and me mother, she was green.

Baptized by Father Riley, I was rushed away by car,
To be made a little orangeman, me father’s shining star.
I was christened “David Anthony,” but still, inspite of that,
To me father, I was William, while my mother called me Pat.

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was orange and me mother, she was green.

With mother every Sunday, to Mass I’d proudly stroll.
Then after that, the orange lodge would try to save my soul.
For both sides tried to claim me, but i was smart because
I’d play the flute or play the harp, depending where I was.

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was orange and me mother, she was green.

One day me Ma’s relations came round to visit me.
Just as my father’s kinfolk were all sitting down to tea.
We tried to smooth things over, but they all began to fight.
And me, being strictly neutral, I bashed everyone in sight.

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was orange and me mother, she was green.

My parents never could agree about my type of school.
My learning was all done at home, that’s why I’m such a fool.
They’ve both passed on, God rest ’em, but left me caught between
That awful color problem of the orange and the green.

Oh it is the biggest mix up that you have ever seen
My father, he was orange and me mother, she was green.
Yes it is the biggest mix up that you have ever seen
My father, he was orange and me mother, she was green

I think I learned whatever lesson,  I came here to learn.  Next time around,  going to pick parents that fall under following. …

John Lennon’s

“Imagine”

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

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From → dark, humor, Lyrics, Paradox, random

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