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To me this picture summed up Ireland. A quiet, very quiet, small road through beautiful nature. Clouds threathening to burst with rain any second. And a sheep in the middle of the road. Like a statue, wondering why this piece of noisy metal is trying to overtake the road.

Derry

Aug. 6th, 2008 06:19 pm
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Derry, or Londonderry as the Brits prefer to call it, is a very interesting city. History is very much alive here. Not too long ago, I was still wearing nappies at the time, Derry became the center of world focus during the battle for freedom from the Irish. During a protest, peaceful up until that moment, paramilitary opened fire, 13 innocent people were killed. The battle still isn't over. Wherever you walk in the city, the symbols are everywhere.

12 years after that day U2 wrote a very famous song about that day. I was a big U2 fan in those days. I bought the single, the 12 inch, taped several live versions from the radio and still got them on tape.

I cant believe the news today
Oh, I cant close my eyes and make it go away
How long...
How long must we sing this song?
How long? how long...

cause tonight...we can be as one
Tonight...

Broken bottles under childrens feet
Bodies strewn across the dead end street
But I wont heed the battle call
It puts my back up
Puts my back up against the wall

Sunday, bloody sunday
Sunday, bloody sunday
Sunday, bloody sunday (sunday bloody sunday...)
(allright lets go!)

And the battles just begun
Theres many lost, but tell me who has won
The trench is dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart

Sunday, bloody sunday
Sunday, bloody sunday

How long...
How long must we sing this song?
How long? how long...

cause tonight...we can be as one
Tonight...
Tonight...

Sunday, bloody sunday (tonight)
Tonight
Sunday, bloody sunday (tonight)
(come get some!)

Wipe the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away
Wipe your tears away
I wipe your tears away
(sunday, bloody sunday)
I wipe your blood shot eyes
(sunday, bloody sunday)

Sunday, bloody sunday (sunday, bloody sunday)
Sunday, bloody sunday (sunday, bloody sunday)
(here I come!)

And its true we are immune
When fact is fiction and tv reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die

The real battle yet begun (sunday, bloody sunday)
To claim the victory jesus won (sunday, bloody sunday)
On...

Sunday bloody sunday
Sunday bloody sunday...





The murals in the city depict scenes from those days and symbols of the battle. History is very much alive in Derry.

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