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Black Friday Rule Lyrics

I want to believe in myself once again
So I dream of a man whose hopes never end
To kiss with a girl who's as lovely as you
I'd give you my heart, if you gave me the truth

And for every tear that is lost from an eye
I'd dig me a well where...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 7th 2006 report

    This song is about dave king coming to America from Ireland. It mentions his divorce (I lost me a wife so I found me a plane), after which he leaves Ireland for America, more specifically, California, (where the buildings did shake but my heart did beat still). It has nothing to do with the bombings in Ireland in the 70's.

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    anonymous
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    Aug 9th 2006 report

    This song is about Dave King going through divorce and immigrating to America. He talks about it on their website in interviews. He couldn't go to ireland due to migration papers or leave america for that matter. Therefore, he was depressed that he missed his homeland.

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 5th 2020 report

    This song is primarily about FM's singer, Dave King, coming to America from Ireland. It mentions his divorce "Well I lost me a wife, so I found me a plane, Flew all the way to California", after which he leaves Ireland for America, specifically California as the lyric above says, which is also supported by the lyric "The buildings they shake but my heart it beats still". Additionally, there is probably some connection to the date 5/17/1974 or "Black Friday". On May 17, 1974, the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) exploded four bombs in the Republic of Ireland, killing 33 civilians, wounding 300 (it was the highest number of casualties in a single incident during "The Troubles"). Dave King was a kid living in Ireland during the troubles and the thought that he is not also referencing that is almost incomprehensible. This lyric is a call for a world where there is peace and safety "And for every tear that is lost from an eye I'd dig me a well where no man could destroy".

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2011 report

    Black friday rule reffers to the good friday rule its a repulican song ip the ra.

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  5. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2009 report

    The Old Free State is Ireland which is free from limey rule

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  6. anonymous
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    Nov 25th 2008 report

    I got a thought on the free state part...isn't that the USA (California)?

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  7. anonymous
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    Oct 2nd 2007 report

    This song is about The bombings that took place in Ireland in 1973, the part where he lost his wife means SHE DIED! and he left to get away from the violence between the UVF and the RUC.

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  8. anonymous
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    Sep 21st 2007 report

    Thank you last person for correcting to 20th century gobshite. my question is why he mentions the old free state because the Republic of Ireland was created in 1937 thus ending the free state. Any thoughts?

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  9. anonymous
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    Feb 12th 2007 report

    The major years the potato failed in Ireland was 1845-1852, puts it in the mid nineteenth century dumbass.

    History:

    http://www.users.drew.edu/wrogers/famine.html

    This song is indeed about Dave King, per his writings and the DVD Whiskey on a Sunday.

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 12th 2007 report

    Even though I agree with the first guy, I want to say that the Great Hunger of Eire was in the early 20th century, dumbfuck.

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  11. anonymous
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    Jul 25th 2006 report

    Possibly, the song refers to the may 17, 1974 bombing in dublin. 30-some people were killed, mostly women. The narrator of "black friday rule" leaves ireland after losing his wife in the bombing, and grieves as thousands probably did after the worst bombing in dublin's history. He is fleeing the troubles, but can't go back even though he wants to because there is nothing for home, no wife, no job. All he has is his grief, making him the king.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 5th 2006 report

    I think the song is about leaveing Ireland and comeing to America due to some sort of depression because one of the lyrics sayes "there ant no jobs in the old free state" and the free sate probly is refering to the Republic of Ireland and the person leaveing Ireland could also be depressed because one of the lyrics says "I lost me a wife so I found me a plain" and the person could be depressed about loseing a wife. I do not think the song has to do with the potato famine because the person took a plain to America and there were no plains in the mid 1800s when the potato famine was takeing place.

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  13. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2006 report

    This is about running away from Ireland due to famine and coming to America for a better life, even though the author wanted to stay in Ireland.

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  14. anonymous
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    Mar 18th 2006 report

    This song is about running away from home and making a better life for yourself

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