Belfast
Words:Bernard Taupin
Music:Elton John
Performed By:  Elton John
Copyright:© 1995 William A. Bong Limited
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Deep inside
My soul fights a war
I can't explain
I can't cross over anymore
All I see are dirty faces
Rain and wire
And common sense in pieces
But I try to see through Irish eyes, Belfast

Look outside
Summer's lost and gone
It's a long walk
On a street of right and wrong
In every inch of sadness
Rocks and tanks
Go hand in hand with madness
But I never saw a braver place, Belfast

[Chorus]:
And its sad when they sing
And hollow ears listen
Of smoking black roses
On the streets of Belfast
And so say your lovers
From under the flowers
Every foot of this world
Needs an inch of Belfast

Who's to say
On whom Heaven smiles
Our different ways
We try hard to recognise
No more enchanted evenings
The pubs are closed
And all the ghosts are leaving
But you'll never let them shut you down, Belfast

[Chorus]

The enemy is not at home
A jealous green
Streaks down this faulty diamond
No bloody boots or crucifix
Can ever hope to split this emerald island
But I never saw a braver place...
...Belfast
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