Mudcat Café message #2007633 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11826   Message #2007633
Posted By: GUEST,Chris Murray
26-Mar-07 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ride On (Jimmy MacCarthy)
Subject: RE: Irish Song; 'Ride On'
I think JMac's lyrics don't always make much sense because he likes the sound that they create, rather than the meaning. The phonemes in "Run the claw along my gut" create a harsh cruel sound. The meaning is irrelevant.

Rather like those Japanese t-shirts that just have words on because people like the shape of the words. The meaning doesn't matter.