Who Sang The Town I Loved So Well? Brian Kennedy

Release information
Release Date: 2003-4-4
Genre: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Celtic/Folk/Folk Rock
length: 5:54
In my memory I will always see
The town that I have loved so well
Where our school played ball by the gasyard wall
And we laughed through the smoke and the smell
Going home in the rain, running up the dark lane
Past the jail and down behind the fountain
Those were happy days in so many, many ways
In the town I loved so well

In the early morning the shirt factory horn
Called women from Creggan, the Moor and the Bog
While the men on the dole played a mother's role,
Fed the children and then walked the dog

And when times got tough there was just about enough
But they saw it through without complaining
For deep inside was a burning pride
In the town I loved so well

There was music there in the Derry air
Like a language that we all could understand
I remember the day when I earned my first pay
When I played in a small pick-up band

There I spent my youth and to tell you the truth
I was sad to leave it all behind me
For I learned about life and I'd found a wife
In the town I loved so well
But when I returned how my eyes have burned
To see how a town could be brought to its knees
By the armoured cars and the bombed out bars
And the gas that hangs on to every breeze

Now the army's installed by that old gasyard wall
And the d___ed barbed wire gets higher and higher
With their tanks and their guns, oh my God, what have they done
To the town I loved so well
Now the music's gone but they carry on
For their spirit's been bruised, never broken

They will not forget but their hearts are set
On tomorrow and peace once again
For what's done is done and what's won is won
And what's lost is lost and gone forever
I can only pray for a bright, brand new day
In the town I loved so well

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
  • 2 Mountains of Mourne
  • 3 Homes of Donegal
  • 4 Dirty Old Town
  • 5 Margaret Barry Broke My Heart
  • 6 Curragh of Kildare
  • 7 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 8 The Fields of Athenry
  • 9 Will Ye Go Lassie Go
  • 10 Raglan Road
  • 11 Carrickfergus
  • 12 I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
  • 13 Isle of Innisfree
  • 14 Danny Boy
  • 15 The Town I Loved So Well
  • 16 My Lagan Love
  • 17 You Raise Me Up