Bobby In The Wire

October 13, 2009 · Print This Article

Bobby Sands

Edinburgh-based singer songwriter David Heavenor has written a song about Bobby Sands on his new CD. Heavenor says: “Sometimes ideas and subjects for songs seem to come from nowhere. I’d always had this idea about ‘Bobby in the Wire, Bobby in the War’ and it turned into a song about the Irish Republican Bobby Sands who died after a hunger strike lasting sixty six days in 1981 in the Maze prison. I finished it after hearing a story on The Moral Maze on Radio 4 about a loyalist who had given up his campaign after being affected by the sacrificial manner of his death.”

Listen to the song here.

For more information on David Heavenor click on his website here.


7 Responses to “Bobby In The Wire”

  1. Lewis David on October 15th, 2009 1:54 pm

    David has also written a great song about the South African activist
    Joe Slovo on his Private The Night Visitors album . Based on his time in exile from South Africa during the apartheid regime.

  2. Mark Reid on October 16th, 2009 5:49 pm

    I am a lost Irish man.
    Forced to leave the Motherland.
    They starved me and killed my Family.
    I cry each night for Ireland.
    Where does such hatred for me come from?
    Why did you kill us and rule us with such an Iron Hand?

    Now you force me to come home.
    To defend what I left so long ago.
    Through peace or violence, it is your choice.
    I will be free.
    My name is Ireland.
    I have many brothers and sisters.
    They grow weary of being force down on knee.

    Well then, it shall be.
    I will rise up and defend thee.
    Have know doubt, I find no glory in this.
    I do these things only to be free.
    So I can shout my name from the highest mountain.
    With pride.

    R.I.P. Bobby Sands….you were never alone, even in your darkest hour.

  3. brian Law on October 20th, 2009 9:17 am

    Its only as I got older and finished a 5 yr sentance for a grugs cherge at the age of 224 that I came to relize and understand how wrong my outlook on life had been up to about the age of 24 ,,Im a roman Catholic scots/Irish lad who after reading and learning the true history of Ireland that I say to myself (Im so proud to be Irish)And learning the history behind the storys and the songs I heard as a lad in Priesthill Glasgow Makes me proud to be Irish.God rest Bobby Sands soul and the other nine galant men not to mention McSweeny/D’Arcy/Connely/Plunket,ect.Knowing What I know now makes me proud to be an Irish blooded Glasgow bhoy.

  4. lee john francis on December 15th, 2009 7:07 pm

    its not the man in the fight,its the fight in the man.god bless ya.

  5. Gearóid Mac Craith on December 16th, 2009 12:06 pm

    This man, this hero, this leader.

    I’m watching the film Hunger, which catipults me back in time and a painful reminder of what that dreadful woman Thatcher did to our country and her shameful lead and condoning in the humiliation, torture and death of hundreds of Irish Catholics and Repiblicans.

    It’s hard at times like this to be forgiving, but then who am I to forgive Thatcher et al, surely thats the place of Bobby Sands, God bless him and his family. Memories of marching in Dublin in 1981 before he died with other comrades make me reflect and ask, what might be classed as a pointless and naive question “WHY”? (well we know why but anyway it doesn’t stop me from asking!)

    Anyway, we need to move on, our country, Eireann go Bragh, has been drenched in enough blood. As is mentioned in an earlier post, the peace in NI is precious and very precarious and hopefully, Bobby’s fight, leadership, life and death, along with the fight, life and death of all our other comrades, will have meant something.

    Slán go foil mo Bráthiar Roibeárd Gearóid Ó Seachnasaigh. Go raibh mile maith agut agus beanacht leat a cara!

    Is mise

  6. chris on December 30th, 2009 3:47 am

    Brendan Behan as he stepped off the ferry 100,000 welcomes!
    i think it sounds like …

  7. Moester on March 4th, 2012 7:47 am

    Where can i watch the movie “H3”? I can’t find it anywhere.

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