The House of Orange
[Stan Rogers introduced his song on stage, “I don’t care what your politics are, when our children are dying in the streets, it’s time to put away the guns.” He said he’d never write a political song, but he did and we thank him for it. It is fitting that it be the last on the album as it was the last one he wrote.]
I took back my hand and I showed him the door
No dollar of mine would I part with this day
For fueling the engines of bloody cruel war
In my forefather’s land far away.
Who fled the first Famine wearing all that they owned,
Were called ‘Navigators’, all ragged and torn,
And built the Grand Trunk here, and found a new home
Wherever their children were born.
Their sons have no politics.
None call recall Allegiance from long generations before.
O’this or O’that name…
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