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Fight No More

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What it says on the tin. Bizarrest Bill Coleman moment so far - seeing a video of a pub of strangers singing this tune in a session. Really weird but really, really wonderful.

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You've seen the sun kiss parts of the moon,
You've seen the sky fall down at noon,
You've known the trampling of tears,
Seen faith disappear.
Known the shotgun blast,
Seen the madman crying, dying,
And lying in their blood,
And when the bombs start pounding,
Will you know enough to fear ?

Don't bomb at all don't battle for them.
Fight no more.
Don't politicise don't criticise,
Those who don't talk of war,
Don't be bitter because you have the chance to make a difference.

In the air you hear screeching,
It's an echo of the fight,
There's a tension in the air,
An echo of despair.
There's no fashion bordered princesses here,
No joyful, loving, lovely lovers.
No compromise.
We're hypnotised.

Don't bomb at all don't battle for them.
Fight no more.
Don't politicise don't criticise,
Those who don't talk of war,
Don't be bitter because you have the chance to make a difference.

Now the army's here,
And there and everywhere.
Nothing left to do at all.
So we all sit at home and change the channel,
While we change our names.
And when the bitterness returns,
We'll turn off the TV,
Close the paper,
Ignore the news,
Try to sleep through torment and abuse.
Try to find something that makes everything worthwhile.
Try to close our eyes and normalise and dignify and ratify our lives.
But that's the way today,
No reaction anyway.

Don't bomb at all don't battle for them.
Fight no more.
Don't politicise don't criticise,
Those who don't talk of war,
Don't be bitter because you have the chance to make a difference.

credits

from A Long Time Coming, released October 16, 2003
Written by Bill Coleman. Produced, mixed and recorded by Steve Fanagan.

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Bill Coleman Ireland

Makes music with a laptop, a guitar and a pile of live-recorded loops. Reminds people of Eels, Flaming Lips, Talking Heads...

Spent 2011 writing and recording a song a week - check out the "Throwing S**t at a Wall" album.

Currently working on his third studio album.
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