DANNY     It was just a childish game that I was playing
An engineering problem to be solved
I could rise above the hatred and the slaying
Technicians are from any guilt absolved
DANNY     I wanted to believe like all the others
In the fairytale of setting Ireland free.
Secure within this company of brothers
incapable of any wrong were we.
GIRL         I know exactly what you need
These dismal thoughts you mustn't feed
From the past you must be freed
To the future must pay heed – and smile with me.
DANNY     I'm the killer of my lover and rejected by my friends
For what I've done I know that I can never make amends
I've listened to their council and I've taken their advice
And we're further now than ever from that shining Paradise
GIRL         Come on and hold me tight
I can be anyone you like tonight
If you just turn off the light
I'll make everything all right – that's what I do.
DANNY     I wasn't just a failure, I was rudderless and dumb
Keen to follow any leader to the beating of a drum
All I needed was some flattery, a puzzle I could solve
And my common sense and conscience were so easy to dissolve!
GIRL        Share a little love with me
And there won't be any fee
I'm a loner too you see
Let the two of us agree – some love for free.
DANNY     The dream is almost over and we haven't learned a thing
All the shooting and the killing, just what progress did it bring?
All the people that we've murdered, all the lives that we've destroyed
Could we not have used our reason, our humanity employed?
TOGETHER     Let us hold each other tight
We can be who we like tonight
When we just turn out the light
and make everything all right – you and me.
Me and you... tonight.