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Home > Discography > Songs and Lyrics > What We Came Here For

Songwriter(s): Jimmy MacCarthy
Duration: 3:49

Lyrics

You ask why we come here
And sit close together
Like birds of a feather
With no place to go
Singing songs of redemption
We’ll be up ’til the dawning
With stories of what’s yet to come
And before

So we huddle together
In the quest for fire
And to quench the desire
Of what may below
In the depths of our being
Where the light has no seeing
Where Christian and Jew
Life reduced to mere gore

Chorus
In the name of a god
In the name of a country
In the name of sport
Of a king and his duty
In the name of love
In the name of war
And still you can ask me
What we came here for

You ask why we come here
Some buckled some dire
Pregnant with hope of celestial fire
In the depths of our being
That the light may know seeing
And you might not have to ask
What we came here fore

Is a miracle
From where dream rivers flow
From where thoughts
Beyond time and space
Comes a glorious creature
Mute but a teacher
And will smile in her own sweet time

Chorus
In the name of a god
In the name of a country
In the name of sport
Of a king and his duty
In the name of love
In the name of war
And still you can ask me
What we came here for

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Mary Black Sings Jimmy MacCarthy Main Releases 2017