Between The Canals

from by Robert Delaney

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Between The Canals

Between the canals I rambled
Searching for the city’s heart
So I walked these streets till the end of the night
I couldn’t find a place to start

Couldn’t find it in the din of revelry
That keeps the neon burning bright
Could I find it in the busker’s bodhrán?
That beats the rhythm of a lonely night

Oh my city she’ll never fail me
Though I fear she’s been led astray
But her heart is still here
Beating for the break of day

Between the canals I wandered
Searching for a love unseen
From Raglan Road up to Monto
Are these all just forgotten dreams?

Past the shadow boys on the tow path wall
With a taste for Autumn Gold
Luke Kelly their saint of anecdote
As they sing of Dublin old

(repeat chorus)

Every empty needle in the gutter
Has a story that’s begging to be told
Just like every child has a dream of being somebody
And having somebody to hold

Between the canals there’s a face of a city
Pretty with her battle scars
Between the canals I rambled
Searching of her fleeting heart

(repeat chorus)

©Copyright Robert Delaney 2012


from Rising Tide, released July 21, 2012



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