Plastic Bullets Lyrics - Wolfe Tones

Release information
Release Date: 2005-2-21
length: 5:11
So you (Am)divided up my (G)land
Six counties stayed in (C)England's (D)hand
(G)So you take my (C)home
But you (G)cannot take my (D)mind
Then you (Am)tried to keep me (G)down
With your tanks and guns in my (C)streets and (D)towns
And you (G)shoot your plastic (C)bullets
To (D)keep your plastic (G)state

In (G)Ireland's (D)troubled (G)land
Each (C)decade (D)brings its (G)rebel (D)band
And (G)forces (C)of the (G)crown
They (D)try to bring them (D7)down
But the (G)flowers will (D)bloom a(G)gain
And the (C)people (D)they will (G)rise a(D)gain
And (G)then you (C)shot him (G)down
So (D)all the world could (G)see

Does it matter how you kill
You make the rules it is your will
But let your plastic bullets
To kill it's all the same
Oh I could not believe my eyes
You took those young lads by surprise
The way you shot them down
That day in Derry town


Oh some justice we did seek
A place for all to live in peace
An island in the sea
Where people could be free
But you can not be proud
The way you shot him to that ground
A nightmare you shot them down
That night in Belfast town


Then shoot me, shoot me down
Because I make my colours known
And I heard the mercy cry
Where people in fear do lie
In anger then he ran
With the banner stick all in his hand
And then you shot him down
And all the world could see


The (G)day you (C)shot Séan (G)Dowd
That (D)day in Belfast (G)town

Lyrics licensed by
CD 1
  • 1 This Is the Day
  • 2 The Patriot Game
  • 3 The Song of Partition
  • 4 Children of Fear
  • 5 Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • 6 Plastic Bullets
  • 7 The Men Behind the Wire
  • 8 The Lough Sheelin Eviction
  • 9 Go on Home British Soldiers
  • 10 Danny Boy (The Derry Air)
  • 11 Star of the County Down
  • 12 In Belfast
  • 13 Up the Border
  • 14 The Green Glens of Antrim
  • 15 The Old Orange Flute
  • 16 The Old Brigade Dance Medley: The Old Brigade / On the One Road / The Broad Black Brimmer / Celtic Symphony
    CD 2
  • 1 Lament for the Lost
  • 2 We Shall Overcome
  • 3 You'll Never Beat the Irish, Part III
  • 4 Tyrone
  • 5 Must Ireland Divided Be
  • 6 Song of Liberty
  • 7 The Orange and the Green
  • 8 Long Kesh
  • 9 The Sash Me Father Wore
  • 10 Fermanagh Love Song
  • 11 Hills of Glenswilly
  • 12 Joe McDonnell
  • 13 County of Armagh
  • 14 Guildford Four
  • 15 Billy Reid
  • 16 Up the Rebels Dance Medley: Teddy Bears Head / Helicopter Song / Sean South / A Nation Once Again