Who Sang The Torch? Dropkick Murphys

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publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Alexander Martin Barr, Kenneth William Casey, Mathew Edward Kelly
release date: 2001-1-23
length: 3:18
producer: Ken Casey
mixer: Jim Siegel
engineer: Jim Siegel
additional guitar: Rick Barton
additional accordion: Andreas Kelly
Wash away all the lines on your face that show how you've aged it's a long way down
Your back's been broken you can't make the rounds the tables are turned as the litany goes...
You're a rotten old man who'll be covered in dirt on your knees
And pray to the maker that caused you to bleed

Turn back the hand on the clock
You're a bitter old man who's done nothing
But work your hands to the bone on the assembly lines
You've grown cold to the touch of the ones that you love
Ignorance is something you can't over come but you've passed it on down
And that's something much worse for a bitter young man...
Is now taking the torch

Silent scorn - you've taken it out on the ones you adore Inside rage
They've left you before but they'll come back again
They'll pray for you with all their love
But this time your indifference just can't be excused Forced amends
Well it's something you'll die with but it goes on for them...
For a bitter young man...has now taken the torch...

  • 1 For Boston
  • 2 The Legend of Finn MacCumhail
  • 3 Which Side Are You On?
  • 4 The Rocky Road to Dublin
  • 5 Heroes From Our Past
  • 6 Forever
  • 7 The Gauntlet
  • 8 Good Rats
  • 9 The New American Way
  • 10 The Torch
  • 11 The Fortunes of War
  • 12 A Few Good Men
  • 13 Ramble and Roll
  • 14 Caps and Bottles
  • 15 The Wild Rover
  • 16 The Spicy McHaggis Jig

  • Album Information
    label: Hellcat Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: HDCD
    barcode: 8714092043020
    script: Latin