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“Celtic Tiger”

by Damien Dempsey

Composed by Damien Dempsey

1 version

5:13

Seize the Day album

Lyrics

(Source: Seize the Day)

I am your God, you see,And you shall not have anyI am your God, you see,
So greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy.
So greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy.
Now they say the Celtic Tiger in my hometown
Brings jewels and crowns, picks you up off the ground.
But the Celtic Tiger does two things:
It brings you good luck or it eats you up for supper.
It's the tale of two cities on the shamrock shore.
Please, sir, can I have some more?
If you hear the tiger roar, run for the door,
Cos if you are poor, you'll be eaten for sure,
And that's how I know the poor have more taste than the rich,
And that's how I know the poor have better taste than the rich.
Hear the Celtic Tiger roar, "I want more."
Hear the Celtic Tiger roar, "I want more, more, more ."
Other god but me.
I am your God, you see.
And you shall not have any
Other god but me,
Any other god but me.
The fastest-growing inflation rate in the world,
The cost of a run-down house is absurd.
This isn't any age for a low-income wage--
Ask anyone who's locked in a cage.
A couple with kids can't afford a place to live,
Even if they have a good job.
We're being robbed by the builders and the fat-cat government.
A league of greed, and they don't even need for a thing.
It's a sin,
But it's the nature of the beast.
You'd better go and find a priest and confess,
Because your greed is gonna leave you soulless.
Hear the Celtic Tiger roar, "I want more."
And you shall not have any
Hear the Celtic Tiger roar, "I want more."
Other god but me.
I am your God, you see.
And you shall not have any
Other god but me,
Any other god but me.
Where we gonna live? What we gonna do?
We'll have to move in with the woman in the shoe.
They're driving us onto the streets,
While the fat-cat government cheats, and always gets away with his crime.
A kid steals a jacket and does time.
Just look at the world around you.
Tell me why there is so much need?
Because of greed.
Because of greed.
So greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy.
So greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy.
So greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy.
So greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy, greedy.
I am your God, you see.
Hear the Celtic Tiger roar, "I want more."
And you shall not have any
Hear the Celtic Tiger roar, "I want more."
Other god but me.
Hear the Celtic Tiger roar, "I want more."
I am your God, you see.
Hear the Celtic Tiger roar, "I want more."
And you shall not have any
Other god but me,
I am your God, you see.
And you shall not have any
Any other god but me.
Any other god but me.
Any other god but me.
Ah.

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