Who Sang Mystic Lipstick? Christy Moore

Christy Moore Voyage cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jimmy Maccarthy
release date: 1989
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 4:03
She wears mystic lipstick
She wears stones and bones
She tells myth and legend
She sings rock and roll
She wears chains of bondage
She wears wings of hope
She wears the gown of plenty
And still it's hard to cope

Chroi O mo chroi
Your heart is breaking
Your eyes are red, your song is blue
Your poets underneath the willow in despair
They have been lovers of your sad tune
Lovers of your slow air

She keeps fools for counsel
She keeps the wig and gown
The cloth and the bloddy warfare
The stars and stripes and crown
And still we pray for a better day now
God willing it's for the best
But I've just seen the harp on the penny
With a dollar on her naked breast

Chroi O mo chroi

And though they feed on what hurts you
To sing the book of your heart
Oh sweeet Black Rose
How they've loved you
And it's hard to
But they do, Eire, they do

Chroi O mo chroi

Lovers in sweet despair

CD 1
  • 1 Mystic Lipstick
  • 2 The Voyage
  • 3 The Mad Lady & Me
  • 4 The Deportees Club
  • 5 The Night Visit
  • 6 All for the Roses
  • 7 Missing You
  • 8 Bright Blue Rose
  • 9 Farewell to Pripchat (near Chernobyl)
  • 10 Musha, God Help Her
  • 11 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • 12 Middle of the Island