Yeat's Grave

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The Cranberries are an Irish rock band formed in Limerick in 1989. The band consists of vocalist Dolores O'Riordan, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler. Although widely associated with alternative rock, the band's sound also incorporates indie pop, post-punk, Irish fo… more »

Silenced by death in the grave 

 WB Yeats couldn't save 

Why did you stand here 

Were you sickened in time 

But I know by now 

Why did you sit here? 

In the GRAVE 

W.B. Yeats "Second" 

Why should I blame her 

That she filled my days 

With misery or that she would of late 

Have taught to ignorant men violent ways 

Or hurled the little street upon the greant 

Had they but courage 

 Equal to desire 

Sad that Maud Gonne couldn't stay 

But she had Mac Bride anyway 

And you sit here with me 

On the isle Inistee 

And your writing down everything 

But I know by now 

Why did you sit here 

In a grave ... 

Why should I blame her 

Had they but courage equal to desire


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