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Van Diemen's Land Lyrics

Artist: U2
Album: Rattle & Hum

Hold me now, oh hold me now
'til this hour has gone around
And I'm gone on the rising tide
For to face Van Diemen's land


It's a bitter pill I swallow here
To be rent from one so dear
We fought for justice and not for gain
But the magistrate sent me away


Now kings will rule and the poor will toil
And tear their hands as they tear the soil
But a day will come in this dawning age
When an honest man sees an honest wage


Hold me now, oh hold me now
'til this hour has gone around
And I'm gone on the rising tide
For to face Van Diemen's land

Comments/Interpretations

by saidah akhtar on 12/6/2010 1:06pm
this song is a really sad song my teacher mr swain has told me all about it
by chelle waddell 1888 on 7/8/2011 7:29am
What a beautiful song first heard it mixed in with the fields of athenrye loved it straight away
by Monica O'Herlihey on 3/1/2013 7:32am
Edge is such an amazing musician! This song is timeless!
by John McCann on 2/23/2015 8:23am
Edge should come to Van Diemans Land one day and perform it.








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