Belfast to Boston Lyrics

James Taylor


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: James V Taylor
album: Track 5 in album October Road
release date: 2002-8-13
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length: 4:19
bass: Jimmy Johnson
drums: Steve Gadd
keyboard: Greg Phillinganes
French horn: Richard Sebring
choir vocals: Nina Gordon, Michael Eisenstein, Kay Hanley, Josh Lattanzi, Steve Scully, David Lasley, Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, James Taylor

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There are rifles buried in the countryside for the rising of the moon
May they lie there long forgotten till they rust away into the ground
Who will bend this ancient hatred, will the killing to an end
Who will swallow long injustice, take the devil for a country man
Who will say "this far no further, oh lord, if I die today"

Send no weapons no more money. send no vengeance across the seas
Just the blessing of forgiveness for my new countryman and me

Missing brothers, martyred fellows, silent children in the ground
Could we but hear them could they not tell us
"time to lay god’s rifle down"

Who will say this far no further, oh lord, if I die today.

Track Listing

  • 1 September Grass
  • 2 October Road
  • 3 On the 4th of July
  • 4 Whenever You're Ready
  • 5 Belfast to Boston
  • 6 Mean Old Man
  • 7 My Traveling Star
  • 8 Raised Up Family
  • 9 Carry Me on My Way
  • 10 Caroline I See You
  • 11 Baby Buffalo
  • 12 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • 1 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  • 2 Benjamin
  • 3 Sailing to Philadelphia