We take the history, script it in song
Light the torch then you pass it on
That's right I said, lineage through the rhythm we script it from the palm
And we give til' Ireland is on

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Irish Celebration Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Macklemore doesn’t want to lose the connection with Ireland. He believes that everyone should remember their roots, so he carries the tradition on with his music. It is common in traditional Irish gatherings to sing of the past; of old battles with the English, great men that died ect. The songs are passed down from generation to generation.

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