Gregory W. Irish
03/01/2013
Gregory W. Irish

Story

A song about a man who makes the wrong choices in life.

Lyrics

DEAD END (01-22-2012)

Words & Music by Gregory W. Irish

 

IT’S A TRIAL ON THE JOURNEY OF LIFE, AND HE’S TRYING OUT SOMETHING NEW.

NOW HE’S HEADING, DOWN A DEAD END, AND THERE’S NOTHING ELSE, WE CAN DO.

 

THROUGH ALL, OF HIS GROWING YEARS, 

HE MADE A LIVING, ON TELLING LIES.

AND EVEN THOUGH, HE IS HONEST NOW, 

HIS FAMILY HAS CUT ALL TIES.

 

IT’S A TRIAL ON THE JOURNEY OF LIFE, AND HE’S TRYING OUT SOMETHING NEW.

NOW HE’S HEADING, DOWN A DEAD END, AND THERE’S NOTHING ELSE, WE CAN DO.

 

THEY SAY HE’S BEEN TAKING, A LOT OF BOOZE AND PILLS,

NOW THEY’VE TAKEN OVER HIS CONTROL.

HE’S NOT IN CHARGE, OF HIS MIND NOW,

HE IS FALLING DEEPER, INTO THE HOLE.

 

IT’S A TRIAL ON THE JOURNEY OF LIFE, AND HE’S TRYING OUT SOMETHING NEW.

NOW HE’S HEADING, DOWN A DEAD END, AND THERE’S NOTHING ELSE, WE CAN DO.

 

HE GOT MAD, AND WENT ON A KILLING SPREE,

IN FOLSOM PRISON HE’LL DO ABOUT TWENTY YEARS.

HE’S HAD TIME TO PONDER, ABOUT WHAT HE’S DONE,

IT’S AMAZING HOW FAST THAT TIME, DISAPPEARS.

 

IT’S A TRIAL ON THE JOURNEY OF LIFE, AND HE’S TRYING OUT SOMETHING NEW.

NOW HE’S HEADING, DOWN A DEAD END, AND THERE’S NOTHING ELSE, WE CAN DO.

IT’S A TRIAL ON THE JOURNEY OF LIFE, AND HE’S TRYING OUT SOMETHING NEW.

NOW HE’S HEADING, DOWN A DEAD END, AND THERE’S NOTHING ELSE,

THERE IS NOTHING ELSE, THERE IS NOTHING ELSE, WE CAN DO.

Gregory W. Irish
01/08/2015
Gregory W. Irish

Lyrics

FOUND JESUS

© (01-08-2015) Words & Music by Gregory W Irish 

 

HE WAS A HARD, ANGRY MAN, HE DID A LOT OF WRONG,

BUT HE LIVED HIS LIFE, THE ONLY WAY THAT HE KNEW HOW.

NOW A LIGHT STARTED SHINING, DOWN UPON HIS LIFE,

AND NOW THERE ARE THINGS, HE MUST LEARN TO AVOW.

 

GOD’S LIGHT WILL GUIDE YOU, AND IT WILL PROTECT YOU,

WARMS UP YOUR SOUL, WHEN HIS LIGHT FALLS UPON US.

HE SURELY WILL GUIDE YOU, AND HE WILL PROTECT YOU,

FOR EVER AND EVER, ONCE YOU’VE FOUND JESUS.

 

I’VE MADE MISTAKES IN MY LIFE, BUT I TRIED TO DO RIGHT,

I’VE ALWAYS KEPT GOOD VALUES IN MY LIFE.

NOW THAT I HAVE FOUND MY WAY, BACK HOME TO JESUS,

I’LL SHARE HIS LOVING CARE, WITH MY WIFE.

 

GOD’S LIGHT WILL GUIDE YOU, AND IT WILL PROTECT YOU,

WARMS UP YOUR SOUL, WHEN HIS LIGHT FALLS UPON US.

HE SURELY WILL GUIDE YOU, AND HE WILL PROTECT YOU,

FOR EVER AND EVER, ONCE YOU’VE FOUND JESUS.

 

SHE WAS A GOOD GIRL, RELIGIOUS HEART AND IN MIND,

RAISED TO FOLLOW THE GOOD AND NEVER FALL EVIL AT HEART.

THEN UNEXPECTED ONE DAY, BY THE HAND OF GOD,

MARY FOUND JESUS AND SHE KNEW SHE MUST DO HER PART.

 

GOD’S LIGHT WILL GUIDE YOU, AND IT WILL PROTECT YOU,

WARMS UP YOUR SOUL, WHEN HIS LIGHT FALLS UPON US.

HE SURELY WILL GUIDE YOU, AND HE WILL PROTECT YOU,

FOR EVER AND EVER, ONCE YOU’VE FOUND JESUS.

 

JESUS IS MY ROCK, MY FORTRESS AND SALVATION.

JESUS IS THE WAY, HE WILL LEAD ME FROM TEMPTATION.

JESUS IS MY ROCK, HE IS MY INSPIRATION.

FOR EVER AND EVER, ONCE YOU’VE FOUND JESUS.

 

GOD’S LIGHT WILL GUIDE ME, AND IT WILL PROTECT ME,

WARMS UP MY SOUL, WHEN HIS LIGHT FALLS UPON US.

HE SURELY WILL GUIDE ME, AND HE WILL PROTECT ME,

FOR EVER AND EVER, NOW THAT I’VE FOUND JESUS.

FOR EVER AND EVER, NOW THAT I’VE FOUND JESUS.

Gregory W. Irish
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Gregory W. Irish
03/01/2013
Gregory W. Irish

Story

This song I was writing about violence in the news and I was trying to find an ending for the song, when my son was violently attacked at a party and was put in the Jersey Shore Medical Center's Trauma Unit for 5 days and nights and while at his bedside I finished the song with the story of his attack.

Lyrics

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

By Gregory W. Irish

SOMEWHERE IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT, YOU DROVE YOUR KIDS INTO THE LAKE.

WHAT GAVE YOU THE RIGHT, HOW MANY LIVES DID YOU TAKE?

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE? WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

 

WHY DID YOU HAVE TO TAKE HER LIFE, AND THEN YOU TOOK YOUR OWN.

INSTEAD OF KILLING HER, YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST TAKEN YOUR OWN.

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE? WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

 

WHEN YOU WENT TO WORK TODAY, DID YOU PLAN TO KILL?

YOUR CO-WORKERS DIDN’T DESERVE THIS, AND NOW TIME STANDS STILL.

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE? WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

 

WHEN YOU WENT TO COLUMBINE TODAY, DID YOU PLAN ON BRINGING A GUN?

WHEN YOU SHOT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE, WAS IT JUST FOR FUN?

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE? WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

 

HATE IS A TERRIBLE THING, IT EATS YOU UP INSIDE.

LOVE IS JUST THE OPPOSITE, BUT WHEN THE TWO COLLIDE.

YOU HAVE TO REMAIN STRONG, OR MAYBE EVEN SUBDUED.

WHATEVER YOU DO, REMEMBER YOUR FRIENDS. DON’T GET LOST, IN YOUR SOLITUDE.

 

WHEN YOU SET OUT TO ATTACK MY SON, DID YOU INTEND TO MAKE HIM DEAD?

WHEN YOU GRABBED THAT PIECE OF WOOD, AND HIT HIM IN THE HEAD.

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE? WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

 

“Please join me in the fight against violence, hate and bullying. It is senseless and it is unnecessary.

Try love and compassion for a change. It just makes life so much more bearable”

 

WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE? WHY DID YOU DO IT, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?

Gregory W. Irish
03/01/2013
Gregory W. Irish

Story

This is the title track from my CD "Touched By Life". It is a song about my life and many can relate it to their own lives as well.

Lyrics

TOUCHED BY LIFE

By Gregory W. Irish

WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY I MET A PRETTY GIRL

SHE WAS MY VERY FIRST LOVE AND THIS TOOK ME FOR A WHIRL.

WE SPENT THE SUMMER TOGETHER.  SHE WORE HER HEART ON HER SLEEVE.

SO IT REALLY BROKE MY HEART WHEN SHE,    SAID SHE HAD TO LEAVE.

 

:CHORUS:  LIFE HAPPENS OR SO THEY SAY… IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN ANYWAY…

LIFE’S SIMPLE IT’S JUST NOT EASY SO IT SEEMS…

I’VE BEEN TOUCHED BY LIFE.

 

ABOUT THIRTY YEARS AGO, MY WIFE AND I HAD A BABY BOY.

SPENDING TIME WITH HIM AND PLAYING GAMES BROUGHT US SO MUCH JOY.

BUT AS HE REACHED HIS TEENS, HIS ATTITUDE BEGAN TO CHANGE.

HIS MOODS WOULD TRAVEL UP AND DOWN THROUGH A VERY WIDE RANGE.

 

:CHORUS:  LIFE HAPPENS OR SO THEY SAY… IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN ANYWAY…

LIFE’S SIMPLE IT’S JUST NOT EASY SO IT SEEMS…

I’VE BEEN TOUCHED BY LIFE.

 

EARLY IN NINETEEN NINETY SIX MY FATHER PASSED AWAY.

I MISS HIM VERY MUCH, AND I MISS HIM MORE EVERY DAY.

IT WAS DUE TO AN ILLNESS BUT IT WAS NOT HIS TIME TO GO.

NEAR THE END WE WEREN’T TOO CLOSE BUT STILL I MISS HIM SO.

 

:CHORUS:  LIFE HAPPENS OR SO THEY SAY… IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN ANYWAY…

LIFE’S SIMPLE IT’S JUST NOT EASY SO IT SEEMS…

I’VE BEEN TOUCHED BY LIFE.

 

A CHILD WAS BROUGHT INTO THIS WORLD, BY OUR SON’S GIRLFRIEND.

THIS BROUGHT US SO MUCH HAPPINESS YOU WOULD NEVER THINK IT’D END.

SHE HAD A GENETIC DISORDER, IT WAS KNOWN AS SMA.

IT WAS ONLY NINE MONTHS LATER THAT GOD TOOK HER AWAY.

 

:CHORUS:  LIFE HAPPENS OR SO THEY SAY… IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN ANYWAY…

LIFE’S SIMPLE IT’S JUST NOT EASY SO IT SEEMS…

I’VE BEEN TOUCHED BY LIFE.

 

:CHORUS:  LIFE HAPPENS OR SO THEY SAY… IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN ANYWAY…

LIFE’S SIMPLE IT’S JUST NOT EASY SO IT SEEMS…

I’VE BEEN TOUCHED BY LIFE.

I’VE BEEN TOUCHED BY LIFE.

Gregory W. Irish
10-06-2011
Gregory W. Irish

Lyrics

POLITICAL PROMISES

© Words & Music by Gregory W Irish  10-06-2011

 

YOU SAY YOU CAN FIX UNEMPLOYMENT, BUT MORE HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS.

IT DOESN’T SEEM TO BOTHER YOU ‘CAUSE YOU HANG OUT WITH THE SNOBS.

YOU PROMISE US THIS, YOU PROMISE US THOSE,

WHAT WE’LL RECEIVE,   ONLY GOD KNOWS.

BECAUSE THEY’RE POLITICAL PROMISES.

 

YOU SAY THE WAR HAS ENDED, AND OUR SOLDIERS ARE COMING HOME.

THEY WHY ARE THEIR WIVES AND FAMILIES, SITTING AT HOME ALL ALONE?

YOU PROMISE US THIS, YOU PROMISE US THOSE,

WHAT WE’LL RECEIVE,   ONLY GOD KNOWS.

BECAUSE THEY’RE POLITICAL PROMISES.

 

WE CAME TO YOU WITH HOPES, THAT YOU WOULD SIGN OUR BILL.

BUT SINCE THAT NEVER HAPPENED WE WISH YOUR MOM HAD USED THE PILL.

YOU PROMISE US THIS, YOU PROMISE US THOSE,

WHAT WE’LL RECEIVE,   ONLY GOD KNOWS.

BECAUSE THEY’RE POLITICAL PROMISES.

 

YOU CALL YOURSELF A POLITICIAN, SOME CALL IT HYPOCRASY.

I SAW YOU GETTING ARRESTED TODAY SO I GUESS I’LL CALL IT THIEVERY.

YOU PROMISE US THIS, YOU PROMISE US THOSE,

WHAT WE’LL RECEIVE,   ONLY GOD KNOWS.

BECAUSE THEY’RE POLITICAL PROMISES.

 

YOU SAY YOU’LL LOWER OUR TAXES, AND LOWER THE PRICE OF GAS.

YOU BETTER HONOR YOUR PROMISES,          OR YOU CAN KISS MY ASS.

YOU PROMISE US THIS, YOU PROMISE US THOSE,

WHAT WE’LL RECEIVE,   ONLY GOD KNOWS.

BECAUSE THEY’RE POLITICAL PROMISES.

 

WE ONLY ASKED YOU TO HELP US OUT SO THIS SHOULD NOT BE A SURPRISE.

YOU KNOW I WOULDN’T BELIEVE YOU,        IF YOUR TONGUE CAME NOTORIZED.

YOU PROMISE US THIS, YOU PROMISE US THOSE,

WHAT WE’LL RECEIVE,   ONLY GOD KNOWS.

BECAUSE THEY’RE POLITICAL PROMISES.

BECAUSE THEY’RE POLITICAL PROMISES.

YOU KNOW THEY’RE POLITICAL PROMISES.