Some of you are probably already familiar with Flogging Molly, but some of you aren’t, and it’s high time this was corrected. “If I Ever Leave This World Alive” by Flogging Molly is off their Drunken Lullabies album, which came out in 2002. The easiest way to describe Flogging Molly is if you combine Irish sessions and a punk band (I think they call it “Celtic Punk”), and the result is simply fantastic. If you like either genre of music, you should check them out, as you may be pleasantly surprised at how well these two styles blend together. What it really comes down to is that both genres rely heavily on the passion and energy of the musicians.
“If I Ever Leave This World Alive” has a strong Celtic influence, and relates an anthem for remembering friends present and past. I end up feeling a real connection with the sentiment: friends and family are incredibly important to me, and this so exemplifies how I feel: I’m here, and as long as I am, I’ll be there for the people I care about, even when things get weird. It’s hard to put into words, but I think this song gets the right vibe.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to locate a legal version online to link you to. That said, their various pages (see below) have a number of songs and videos available (there’s also a YouTube Dr. Who montage using the song if you google for “If I Ever Leave This World Alive”), so I guess it will have to suffice. Still, it really is well worth the time to look up.
[Flogging Molly on Side One Dummy (Record Label)]