SIR REG – A SIGN OF THE TIMES (2011)

  • RELSEASE DATE:
    2011-10-21

  • 01. A Sign Of The Times
    02. Dying To Rebel
    03. How The Hell Can You Sleep?
    04. This Country’s For Sale
    05. Far Away
    06. Bolloxology
    07. I’ll Leave For New York
    08. Living On The Moon
    09. Ah Just Leave Me Alone
    10. Frustration
    11. Dublin City

  • Our second album ”A Sign Of The Times” received great reviews around the world and made it possible for us to receive the award for ”Best Celtic Rock & Punk Album of 2011” by Paddy Rock Radio, for the second year we have been nominated.

Lyrics

01. A Sign Of The Times

Well I’ve not long to go but I’m trying to find out the meaning
Of a life that’s so grey and its desperate attempt at believing

Oh it’s better me than you, well who takes on the world
Yeah it’s better me than you, well who takes on the world

Drank Away half my life, now I’m out of your sight
You promised to heal all my pain
I’ll take back all the years, all the heartache and fears
But I don’t think you’ll do it again, ‘cause I’d let you down
It’s a sign of the times

I sit on me own every day,every night through to mornin’
With the thoughts in me head, many memories fade without warning
I recall we were there in that corner, the laughter was beaming
Now the echoes remain and this man who’s forgotten he’s dreaming

Won’t you sing to me dear, won’t you sing me your song
Ah please sing to me dear, so I know you’re not gone

02. Dying To Rebel

Take a bow and off you leave, left them all for us to grieve,
runnin’ away in disbelief, (WAITING SO LONG)
Shook the bastard by the hand, told him I was in command
Escape the sad & empty land,  (TAKES ITS TOLL ON ME)
And we’re here to face your demons,
And we’re dying to rebel

Sailed away across the sea, found meself some company,
livin’ the life of luxury, (WAITING SO LONG)
At night I gaze upon the pier, my memories seem to disappear
the guilt it seems to interfere (TAKES ITS TOLL ON ME)

And we’re here to face your demons,
And we’re dying to rebel

And we’re here to face your demons,
And we’re dying to rebel

Oh every day and night, we’re rising up for the fight
No right or wrong can save you from this hell
Yeah every day, we’re rising up for the fight
they’ve put us down , and we’re dying to rebel, rebel

I think about another time
Of all the hills I had to climb
The running away, I crossed the line,
TAKES ITS TOLL ON ME

Oi….

03. How The Hell Can You Sleep

A shadow of country ripped beneath the people’s feet
an economy in tatters, helped along by your deceit
the blaming games a plenty and you point your grubby hand
the fooling of the honest folk, but we all understand

Now we can hear the screaming, of many honest men
banks are breathing down our necks, ah will it ever end
yeah we can hear the screaming of many honest men crying how how how how how

How the hell can you sleep
you’ve millions of lives in your hands
We’re sick of your bull, it’s degrading
overdue that you go
How the hell can you sleep
you took all our spirit away
oh along with the jobs and our futures
Overdue that you go

Now you can here the screaming of many honest men
The banks are screaming down our necks, will it ever end
Yeah we can hear the screaming of many honest men crying how how how how how

04. This Country’s For Sale

Stuck in a place where the hope has been drained from us all
The people in power deceived us and laugh as we fall
I may be proud, but the shame that they’ve brought on me now
Put families in debt and we’re all asking why
We give up our freedom to pay for your crimes

You’ve wrecked all our lives
We’re the ones you’ve destroyed
Oh this country’s for sale
Yeah you’ve wrecked all our lives
Now you act all surprised
Oh this country’s for sale

You run away when it suits ya and shift all the blame
You must think we’re stupid
Now nothing can save our good name
Trapped decent people in homes that they struggle to pay
Well they can’t leave this place, now try as they may
Forced to remain in this land of decay

A boy lies awake, now he’s wondering why
Everyone’s fighting and mother she cries
They gave up his future for greed and for lies
They’ve put up our country for sale

What’s wrong with this land, always choosing the goons for a job
They’d sell their own mothers if that meant they’d make a few bob
We need some changes to save all the kids of today
Give them a chance of a life with no debt
Don’t look to the past ‘cause it’s one to forget

05. Far Away

There was only unemploymet there the day that I left school
Were many words and promises and talk of home rule
So I joined the British army and I sold away my soul
And went off to foreign lands to fight an enemy unknown

Well me and twenty other lads all from the cul-de-sac
We ended up together in the same old muddy trench
Ah young Doyler lost his marbles and the others tried to cope
As they sent the boys out one by one into the barb and smoke

Far Away Far Away, ah they’re dying on the battlefields for nothing
Far Away Far Away, but I promised that I’d come back home to mother

The first week went so slowly, we lost many of our men
I couldn’t sleep at all beneath the earth of no man’s land
And I tried to help my comrades who’d lived horror through the night
All the youth and laughter disappeared, replaced by fear and spite

Deevy from the cul-de-sac got hit between the eyes
He didn’t see it coming and he fell beneath the skies
Well I’d known him since the age of ten and sat with him in school
Ah what the hell are we doing here?, no hope for me or you!

Then Winter came and battered us, an enemy of new
Brought many fears and tragedies to last a whole life through
I was promised an adventure but this is a living hell
The reality of war is nothing like the posters sell

06. Bolloxology

You make me sit for hours on end
Filling in all the forms
And when you finally speak to me
Your tone is full of scorn

Well I’m unemployed but I’m no lesser being
So treat me accordingly
It’s degrading the way you patronize me
You’re no better man than me
So stop that bolloxology

You sit on your fat arse and read me the rules
Like a tyrant you decide my fate
You think you’re so important but you’re just a fool
Wake up before it’s too late

07. I’ll Leave For New York

Worked all my life, didn’t bother dreaming
An honest man with a weekly wage, yeah
Wanted for nothing, had a life of meaning
It all went wrong with their intervening

Lost my job, lost my pride
Was struggling to make ends meet
I’ll go away, I’ll leave Today
To America I’ll flee

I’m an Irishman with an empty hand
And I’m crying out for a change
We’ll see better days with a job that pays
That’s where I will be
Just an Irish man in an empty land
And I’m crying out for a dream
I’ll return one day, well I hope and pray
I’ll see you when I can, I’ll leave for New York

Done all I can, now I’ve stopped my weeping
A fresh new start, won’t be time for sleeping
I won’t look back, have my goals in sight
I never thought I’d leave and make this wrong a right

After all, they’re never there to catch you when you fall
After all, no I won’t drown my fears in alcohol
After all, I emmigrate away from all this now
After all, a second chance is waiting there for me

08. Living On The Moon

Well I’ve been all alone every day every night
and i try not to think about life
if i had me own way and ya gave me a choice i’d be livin’ on the moon

Says yer man to himself, ah what’s bothering me?
insanity speaks for itself
now i’ve had me own way, no-one left to betray
I’ll be livin’ on the moon

What began as game drove the country insane
Fat cats and bankers prevailed
Now the spirit is gone and I sure don’t belong
I’ll be livin’ on the moon

You’ve spent plenty a grand and been dealt a wrong hand
Now you’re stuck with a debt you can’t pay
If I gave you a choice and we had our own way we’d be living on the moon

Don’t turn your back on me dear when I’m talking to you,
Don’t turn your back on me now
Sure we can always pretend all is fine in the end
We’ll be livin’ on the moon.

I’ve been killing me time doing nothing at all
Could be working to make it all-right
It’s a struggle at worst, all our people dispersed
we’ll be living on the moon

Yeah we’re thinking of you, all the ones left behind
And we’re hoping you’ll get through this mess
That’s all I have to say, well I’ve had me own way
Now I’m livin’ on the moon

09. Ah Just Leave Me Alone

Many years ago, I had stories in my head
I fell for a girl who just weighed me down like lead
She took away my innocence and ate up half my soul
I didn’t see it coming ‘til I got her up the pole.

Ah just leave me alone, Leave me be
I’ve escaped from you once, now I’m free
Ah just leave me alone, Can’t you see,
You’re waisting your time.

Eighteen years of age, I was silly and confused
My schooling out the window, Didn’t know what I was doin’
How could I support a family, sure I was just a lad
I tried but no it didn’t work, but I’m no dead beat dad
But in your eyes, I didn’t do, Got rid of me for sure
Your silly lies and stories, Off to foldy arms allure
But you & him yiz didn’t last, I bet ya found his faults
I pity the new bloke you’re with, He’s sacrificed his balls

It’s the way that you feel when the world knows you’re wrong
The anger inside when you’ve waited too long
Searching for answers to nothing at all
Counting the years, all the time that I’ve lost
Waiting for someone to ease all the pain
Blindness surrounds all the choices I made
Tearful reminders of times that have passed
It follows me everyday.

10. Frustration

No more time for wasters, no more idle talk
No more vague excuses, or you can take a walk
I’ve had enough of talking, had enough of games
Had enough of blaming everything on someone else

All I feel is frustration (I can’t take it)
And it brings me down (Don’t bring me down)
Sick of this situation (I can’t take it)
How will I come around

Had enough of dreamers, had enough of lies
Had enough of moaners who don’t even try
Had enough of talking, I’ve had enough of games
Had enough of blaming everything on someone else

Just get the job done, without further ado
Give it your best shot
It’s all you can do

Had enough of dreamers, had enough of lies
Had enough of moaners, ah who don’t even try

11. Dublin City

Woke in the morning, alarm clock is broken again
The dole office ringing, missed my appointment at ten
I got on me clothes, the bus is delayed
It’s always a struggle for me to get paid
That’s the way, that it goes

I never imagined I’d grow up the way that I did
The hopes and the dreams that we had when we all were kids
We’d run through the valley, hang ‘round at the shops
Throwing our stones and our guff at the cops
That’s the way, that’s the way that it goes.

Wont you carry me home
Where everything’s easier
Where the birds sing our song
And we’ll sing along
In Dublin City

Wont you carry me home
Where everything’s easier
Where the birds sing our song
It’s where we belong
In Dublin City

I’m older now but my mind it stays back in thoses times
The market on Sundays, the rings of the churches bell chimes
Although I have left, it stays with me still
The echoes of Dublin, the roar on the hill
That’s the way, that’s the way that it goes

It’s the way that you feel when you’re looking through empty old eyes
The boy that you were is all grown up and said his goodbyes’
But the memories of everything that we have done still remain
They’re the only thing left in this world that’s keeping me sane

Life’s offered me things, most of them good I’ll agree
If I could go back, wouldn’t change all that much, it made me
And when I come home we’ll do it again
Grab a few pints, just say where and when
That’s the way, that’s the way that it goes