Belfast to Boston Song Lyrics

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.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


CD 1
  • 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
    CD 2
  • 1 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  • 2 Benjamin
  • 3 Sailing to Philadelphia


  • credits


    album: Track in album October Road
    release date: 2002-8-13
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Acoustic/Soft Rock
    length: 4:19
    drums: Steve Gadd
    bass: Jimmy Johnson
    keyboard: Greg Phillinganes
    French horn: Richard Sebring
    choir vocals: Josh Lattanzi, Steve Scully, David Lasley, Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, James Taylor, Nina Gordon, Michael Eisenstein and Kay Hanley
    composer: James Taylor
    lyricist: James Taylor

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 696998669529
    script: Latin