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Jimmy MacCarthy
You ask why we come here And sit close together Like birds of a feather With no place to go Singing songs of redemption We’ll be up ’til the dawning With stories of what’s yet to come And before So we huddle together In the quest for fire And to quench the desire Of what may below In the depths of our being Where the light has no seeing Where Christian and Jew Life reduced to mere gore Chorus In the name of a god In the name of a country In the name of sport Of a king and his duty In the name of love In the name of war And still you can ask me What we came here for You ask why we come here Some buckled some dire Pregnant with hope of celestial fire In the depths of our being That the light may know seeing And you might not have to ask What we came here fore Is a miracle From where dream rivers flow From where thoughts Beyond time and space Comes a glorious creature Mute but a teacher And will smile in her own sweet time Chorus In the name of a god In the name of a country In the name of sport Of a king and his duty In the name of love In the name of war And still you can ask me What we came here for

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