RESPECT! (Remember Carrickmines)(R. Kavana)

 

Carrickmines, where are your children? They’ve died and gone away

No more we’ll hear their footsteps as around the site they play

No more stories in the papers, no more pictures on TV

Here comes another election and more lies to you and me.

In recent years while taxing the vulnerable and poor

They cut accommodation funding – seventy million down to four

So remember those ten faces we will never see again

As they died of suffocation amidst howls of burning pain.

 

The truest sons of Erin’s Isle they never will forget

The tragic, sad October night that brought so much death

To a halting site in Dublin as the Connors family slept

May peace be with them all tonight, remember with respect,

May peace be with them all tonight, remember with respect.

 

As we recall the Proclamation of Nineteen-and-Sixteen

The pledge of equal rights for all that has never been

Our leaders shame the memory of those Easter Rising deaths

Ignoring what was fought and died for , they show no respect.

Their centenary celebration is a lie, a brazen sham

As long as there’s discrimination against the Travelling Clans

For Travellers all have human rights the same as you and me

As the ten dead had a right to live, remember with respect.

 

The truest sons of Erin’s Isle they never will forget

The tragic, sad October night that brought so much death

To a halting site in Dublin as the Connors family slept

May peace be with them all tonight, remember with respect,

May peace be with them all tonight, remember with respect.