┬ęShane MacGowan

Last night as I slept, I dreamed I met with Behan
I shook him by the hand and we passed the time of day
When questioned on his views and personal life philosophy
He happily declared these simple words to say

I am going, I am going any which way the wind may be blowing
I am going, I am going where streams of whisky are flowing!

I cursed, Brendan swore, jumped bail and landed up in jail
Now life had tried to hang me but the rope was always slack
And in a little while, I'll go down to "The Chelsey"
I'll walk in on my feet, but I'll leave there on my back

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The words that he spoke seemed the wisest of philosophy
There's nothing to be gained by a whimper or a tear
When the world gets too dark and I need a light inside o' me
I'll walk into a bar and drink fifteen pints of beer!

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