niallon – Lawless

So, this happened. I’ve rarely, if ever, tried any covers of songs written by or made famous by Christy Moore. Simply put, they can rarely be done better. Lawless is an exception though, mostly because it’s just so damn fun to sing! Written by Mick Curry, this song is an interesting one to say the least. Certain lyrics are aimed at presenting a comical story and for the most part listening to it you’ll find yourself chortling away with laughter. Then it turns. That is the point that you take one of two approaches to the song. Some find it still remains humorous, albeit severely morbid humour. But the other side of it is far more tragic if you think about it too hard. There’s been a fair few people like Lawless through the years, and there are plenty still around today.

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niallhetherington

Bachelors Degree in Arts from NUI Maynooth. Double Honours English & Philosophy.

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