Sinéad O’Connor-Famine

OK, I want to talk about Ireland Specifically I want to talk about the “famine” About the fact that there never really was one There was no “famine” See Irish people were only allowed to eat potatoes All of the other food Meat fish vegetables Were shipped out of the country under armed guard To England while the Irish people starved And then on the middle of all this They gave us money not to teach our children Irish And so we lost our history And this is what I think is still hurting me See we’re like a child that’s been battered Has to drive itself out of it’s head because it’s frightened Still feels all the painful feelings But they lose contact with the memory And this leads to massive self-destruction alcoholism, drug adiction All desperate attempts at running And in it’s worst form Becomes actual killing And if there ever is gonna be healing There has to be remembering And then grieving So that there then can be forgiving There has to be knowledge and understanding All the lonely people where do they all come from An American army regulation Says you mustn’t kill more than 10% of a nation ‘Cos to do so causes permanent “psychological damage” It’s not permanent but they didn’t know that Anyway during the supposed “famine” We lost a lot more than 10% of our nation Through deaths on land or on ships of emigration But what finally broke us was not starvation but it’s use in the controlling of our education Schools go on about “Black 47” On and on about “The terrible
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