Belfast
Boney M. Lyrics


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Belfast
Belfast
Belfast
Got to have a believin'
Got to have a believin'
Got to have a believin'
All the people
'Cause the people are leavin'
When the people believin'
When the people believin'
When the people believin'
All the children cause the children
Are leavin'

Belfast
Belfast
When the country rings the leaving bell you're lost
Belfast
Belfast

When the hate you have
For one another's past
You can try (You can try)
You can try (You can try)
You can try
To tell the world the reason why
Belfast
Belfast
Belfast
It's the country that's changin'
Oh, it's the country that's changin'
It's the country that's changin'
All the people
'Cause the people are leavin'
It's the world that's deceivin'
It's the world that's deceivin'
It's the world that's deceivin'
All the people
'Cause the people believin'

Belfast
Belfast
When the country rings the leaving bell you're lost
Belfast
Belfast

When the hate you have
For one another's past
You can try (You can try)
You can try (You can try)
You can try
To tell the world the reason why
Belfast
Belfast
Belfast

When the children believin'
When the children believin'
When the children believin'
All the people
'Cause the people are leavin'
When the people are leavin' (you)
When the people are leavin'
When the people are leavin'
All the children
'Cause the children believin'

Belfast
Belfast
When the country rings the leaving bell you're lost
Belfast
Belfast

When the hate you have
For one another's past
You can try (You can try)
You can try (You can try)
You can try
To tell the world the reason why
Belfast
Belfast
Belfast




Belfast
Belfast

Overall Meaning

The song "Belfast" by Boney M. is a plea for unity and hope during a difficult time in Northern Ireland's history. The lyrics peppered throughout the song provide a powerful message of love and understanding. The song emphasizes the importance of believing and being patient in times of change. The repeated lines of "got to have a believin'" and "when the people believin'" carry a significant role in the song's theme. The people of Belfast are leaving the city, either physically or mentally, because of the hate they have for each other's past. The song urges listeners to try and tell the world why this is happening, implying that communication and understanding can help to heal the divisions in Belfast society.


The song's chorus, "When the country rings the leaving bell you're lost, Belfast," is a warning to the people of Belfast that if they continue to hate each other's past, their country could suffer as a result. The final verse, with its emphasis on children believing, speaks to the power of hope and belief in a better future. Belfast needs people to be patient and believe in the possibility of change for the city.


Line by Line Meaning

Belfast
The name of the city that the song is about.


Belfast
Repeating the name of the city to emphasize its significance.


Belfast
Continuing to emphasize the name of the city.


Got to have a believin'
Necessary to have hope.


Got to have a believin'
Repeating the importance of hope.


Got to have a believin'
Continuing to stress the necessity of hope.


All the people
Referring to the citizens of Belfast.


'Cause the people are leavin'
People are leaving the city because they lack hope.


When the people believin'
If the citizens have hope.


When the people believin'
Continuing the idea that hope can stop people from leaving.


When the people believin'
Emphasizing the importance of hope to prevent depopulation.


All the children cause the children
Including the youth of Belfast.


Are leavin'
Also leaving the city due to hopelessness and despair.


When the country rings the leaving bell you're lost
If the country is losing its population, it's in trouble.


Belfast
Repeating the city's name to bring attention to the crisis.


Belfast
Continuing to draw attention to the dire situation.


When the hate you have
Referring to the animosity between different groups in Belfast.


For one another's past
Harboring resentment about each others' history and background.


You can try (You can try)
Encouraging the listener to attempt to resolve the conflict.


You can try (You can try)
Repeating the call to action.


You can try
Continuing to encourage the listener to strive for peace.


To tell the world the reason why
To explain the root cause of the conflict and bring awareness.


Belfast
Drawing attention back to the city.


Belfast
Emphasizing again the importance of resolving the conflict.


Belfast
Continuing to highlight the crisis in the city.


It's the country that's changin'
Referring to the social and political changes taking place in the country.


Oh, it's the country that's changin'
Emphasizing the rapid changes happening in the country.


It's the country that's changin'
Continuing to stress the importance of the changing environment.


It's the world that's deceivin'
The outside world is not aware of the problems that are happening in Belfast.


It's the world that's deceivin'
Continuing to blame the lack of awareness on the outside world.


It's the world that's deceivin'
Emphasizing the importance of spreading awareness.


All the people
Referring to the citizens of the city once again.


'Cause the people are leavin'
Emphasizing the importance of hope to keep people from leaving the city.


Belfast
Reiterating the focus of the song.


Belfast
Drawing attention to the crisis once again.


When the children believin'
If the young people have hope.


When the children believin'
Reiterating the importance of hope for the youth of Belfast.


When the children believin'
Continuing to emphasize the significance of hope in preventing depopulation.


All the people
Referring to the citizens of Belfast one last time.


'Cause the people are leavin'
Final reminder of the importance of hope to prevent emigration.


When the people are leavin' (you)
If people continue to leave the city.


When the people are leavin'
Reiterating the threat of depopulation to Belfast.


When the people are leavin'
Final call to keep people in the city by instilling hope.


All the children
Referring to the youth of Belfast one last time.


'Cause the children believin'
Final reminder of the importance of hope for the youth to stay put in the city.


Belfast
Final reiteration of the focus of the song.


Belfast
Final emphasis on the crisis in the city.


Belfast
Final call to action to bring awareness to the situation.


Belfast
Final emphasis on the name of the city and the need to address the issues there.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JIMMY BILSBURY, DRAFI DEUTSCHER, JOE MENKE

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@GeorgKunzli

I think it is really meant as a protest song about the troubles in Northern Ireland. Here some of the lyrics:
Belfast
Belfast
Belfast
Got to have a belief in
Got to have a belief in
Got to have a belief in all the people
'Cause the people are leavin'
When the people believe in
When the people believe in
When the people believe in all the children
'Cause the children are leavin'.



@ranegoaindia5186

I AM from INDIA

BUT I AM BIG FAN OF THIS MUSICS



excellent hard bass

Amazing musics

Best MUSICIANS
& nice performance of
Female singer

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@cazadordetesorosygemaspreciosa

Anyone listening this masterpiece on 2024? Or am i the only one?😢

@javiercosta5742

Desde Montevideo, Uruguay! 😅🙋🏻‍♂️🇺🇾

@habibmahmud3466

My dear, you ain't the only one. Here is another one that feels the same with you.

@jkylhide9990

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@joskomiletic1241

you re the only one

@adambinnie1332

No I am!

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@garybucci5575

I am 76 years old and have been fortunate enough to witness rock and roll from the beginnings till now. I have been wheel chair bound for 11 months. The last song that I danced to was Rasputin which at the time was the only Boney M song that I ever heard. Not much airtime in western Canada? Boy did my eyes and ears get opened. Nothing but Boney M the last 6 months. Started with Belfast and has not stopped. Ribbons of Blue brought tears to my eyes. Boney M has kicked Mick and Tina off their pedestals. Thank you Liz, Marcia and Maizie and everyone else in the Boney M group. You have given me much pleasure in my life.

@turokforever007

I have a story about Rasputin i had a old mix album in the late 80s and the first song was Boney M So i use to drop the needle on song 2. But one day i forgot and as it played i realized it was the song i would dance to at the night club.

@petersimmons4288

Just listen to Ma Baker - its the best

@blindeagle6842

All the best for u to get up and dance again.
Love from a distant SriLanka.

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