Grief

Words by Eithne Ní Uallacháin
Music composed by Dónal O’Connor

Ochón is ochón ó
‘Mo ghrá go daingean tú, lá do bhfaca tú
Do thug mo shúil aire duit
Do thug mo chroí taitneamh duit
D’éalaíos i bhfad óm’ charaid leat i bhfad ó bhaile leat’.

But grief can be translated from the light into the darkness;
In the belly of the shadow with all its shades digested
Its true colours will unfold.
And grief is in the leaving and grief is in the losing
And grief is in the ageing and grief is in the dying
But grief can be translated from the light into the darkness;
In the belly of the shadow with all its shades digested
Its true colours will unfold.

Ochón is ochón ó x 2

Its true colours are: exotic, hypnotic, ecstatic, erotic…

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