Song #1. The Waterboys’ song Spirit sung by Glen Hansard
Deep breath. Get ready for 2012 and don’t let that spirit flag.
Update: Deep breath. Get ready for Marriage Referendum 2015.
Update: Deep Breath. Get ready for Brexit 2019. Separate Church/State, then Border Poll.
Man gets tired, ‘spirit don’t. Man surrenders, ‘spirit won’t.
Man crawls, ‘spirit flies. Spirit lives when man dies.
Man seems. Spirit is. Man dreams. The spirit lives.
Man is tethered. Spirit is free. What spirit is man can be.
Here is a flag tower built by man brick by brick and deep by deep.
It is the fuel on which our faint hearts feed.
Love is a whisper, a breath and nothing more.
But love will win because love is coming from an endless store.
It ain’t why. It just is.