Flight of Earlls

Melody -

1. I can hear the bells of Dublin
In this lonely waiting room
And the paperboys are singing in the rain
Not too long before they take us
To the airport and the night
To get on board a trans-atlantic plane
We've got nothing left to stay for
We've got no more left to save
And there isn't any work for us to do
So farewell you boys and girls
Another Bloody flight of Earlls
Our best asset is our best export too.

2. It's not for the fear of Cromwell
That makes us leave this time
We're not goin' to join McAlpine's fusilieres
We've got brains and we've got vision
We've got education too
But we just can't throw away these precious years
And so we walk the streets of London
And the streets of Baltimore
And we meet at night in several Boston Bars
We're the leaders of the future
But we're far away from home
And we dream of you beneath the Irish stars.
  3. As we look on Ellis Island
And the lady in the bay
And Manhattan turns to face another Sunday
We just wonder what you're doin'
But to bring a song back home
As we look forward to another Monday
Because there's nothing more that scares us
We don't mind an honest job
And we know things will get better once again
So a thousand times adeiu
We've got Bono and U2
And now we're missin' is the Guinness and the rain.

4. So switch off your new computers
Cause the writin' is on the wall
We're leavin' as our father's did before
Take a look at Dublin airport
At the boat that leaves North wall
There'll be no youth on 'em climbing any more
Because their over here in Queensland
And parts of New South Wales
And they are on the seas and airways and the trains
And if we've see better days
Those big planes go both ways
And we'll all be coming home to you again.

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