STIFF LITTLE FINGERS AND U2 LIVE IN THE MCMORDIE HALL 1981 - BBC FOUR
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SCRATCHING MY SOUL (for the parents of Cookstown)

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Heartbroken for the parents of those teenagers who lost their lives in the tragedy at the Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown on St. Patrick's Day... 

 

Angel, you got your wings too soon

Heaven didn't lend you long enough

And you showed me that in this old world

There's nothing like a parent's love

And everybody's conversing words

That I'm thinking only God can say

While I just sit here scratching my soul

And long to hold you 'til your body decays.

 

I guess you can't look both ways

And avoid what this life throws at you

But while we shake our fists at God

Maybe God is angry too

Maybe God is weeping too.

 

Angel, you got your wings too soon

There was so much love still to do

When I think of all my reasons for living

Most of them stopped breathing with you

They say that you dance on higher ground

My heart is stretched trying to reach those ways

While I just sit here scratching my soul

Longing to hold you 'til your body decays.

 

I guess you can't look both ways

And avoid what this life throws at you

But while we shake our fists at God

Maybe God is angry too

Maybe God is weeping too.

 

 

 

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