Paul F. McCann

AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT THEY SAID

Catholic’s and Protestants can’t get on.
What’s the solution?
There is none, it’s gone.
At least that’s what they said.

The riots were a way fighting back.
Never give an inch, hard nuts never crack.
At least that’s what they said.

Knock the knocker on someone else’s door.
Tit for tat is how to even the score.
At least that’s what they said.

There is no room left to bury the dead
So use the ocean or burn them instead.
At least that’s what they said.

Since the war started so many have died –
When the troops arrived they were on our side.
At least that’s what they said.

Up the republic, but Ulster says no;
Our day will come and the troubles will go.
At least that’s what they said.

Power struggles were put aside.
Peace arrived.
Terrorism had no place left to hide.
At least that’s what they said.

There’s no guns on the street, no bombs in store.
There’s no need to live in fear anymore.
At least that’s what they said.

We can live together in peace at last,
Because there’s no more trouble in Belfast.
At least that’s what they said.

If they speak for us what have we to say.
We’ve had enough, tell them to go away.
Thank God, it’s all been said.