All lyrics from "Rose Tattoo" By Dropkick Murphys
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Towel drying my hair,
back to the mirror,
I look behind me
and catch sight of my
three green and black tattoos.
“This one means the most to me”
The first, a K with a clover
on top, links me to my brother.
“Stays here for eternity”
“This one’s for my family name”
Further down, another clover,
green & knotted
surrounded by Gaelic:
Máthair Athair Deatháir.
Mother Father Brother.
“With pride I’ll wear it to the grave”
“You’ll always be there with me’
Opposite side of my spine,
a long Celtic knot,
green highlighted a double-helix design.
Surrounded by names
of departed family and friends.
“Even if you’re gone”
“I signed and sealed these words in blood”
I look down at my left thigh
while pulling on my jeans.
Black, red, gray.
Lyrics, lines, a rose
for my favorite band.
“I heard them once, sung in a song”
“I ain’t winning no one over”
I trace the stars and swirl of clovers,
gray, green, purple
with my finger on my right thigh.
This one’s mine alone.
“I wear it just for you”
as I cover up my ink
and I quietly sing
“I had these memories all around me
So I wouldn’t be alone.”