You have to laugh at the lyrics of Irish songs. "Oh the grass was green and the girls were pretty and we all drank lots of Guinness, and me Ma was there and we had reel and the girls were awful pretty". Now, if they were realists. "Oh the concretes grey and the girls are hard and i cant afford the Guinness, and me Ma was there and my ears did hurt and the girls were awful....." Delusional clap-trap about the "old country". It rains, it blows and its the arse end of the world. Thats why they all piss off.