Not in my lifetime  
by Laighin 
(filk of the hymn 'As the deer longs')          
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   As I stand on this bare hill                                      
   Here I weep, here I cry, for my ravaged land.                     
                                                                     
War it seems, is the bane of my life                                 
When will it cease? will it ever cease?                              
Not in my lifetime.                                                  
                                                                     
As history tells, the battles never cease                            
Over our land, our fair land                                         
The invaders come.                                                   
                                                                     
   As I stand on this bare hill                                      
   Here I weep, here I cry, for my ravaged land.                     
                                                                     
In ships they come, to burn and to steal                             
They take all, leaving us nothing                                    
Now the winter comes                                                 
                                                                     
Our men do fight, they are valiant and brave                         
But still they die, steel breaks their souls                         
Blood stains the land                                                
                                                                     
   As I stand on this bare hill                                      
   Here I weep, here I cry, for my ravaged land.                     
                                                                     
But even though, war do trample on our land                          
Our spirit lives, our soul will never die                            
No we shall live.