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Thread #14681   Message #1141151
Posted By: GUEST,sheherazade
19-Mar-04 - 03:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Chemical Worker's Song
Subject: Lyr Add: CHEMICAL WORKER'S SONG (f Great Big Sea)
Hi! As sung by Great Big Sea, a band based in Newfoundland... so they lyrics have been adjusted for the Newfie dialect... which adds to the confusion... things like "me hair" which probably was probably adjusted as that is more typically Newfie... than my hair.


THE CHEMICAL WORKER'S SONG

(Chorus)
And it's "go boys go"
They'll time your every breath
And every day you're in this place
You're two days nearer death.
But you go...

Well a process man am I and I'm telling you no lie
I work and breathe among the fumes that trail across the sky
There's thunder all around me, and there's poison in the air
There's a lousy smell that smacks of Hell, and dust all in me hair

(Chorus)

Well I've worked among the spinners and I've breathed the oily smoke
I've shoveled up the gypsum and that nigh on makes you choke
I've stood knee-deep in cyanide and got sick with a caustic burn,
Been working rough I've seen enough to make your stomach turn.

(Chorus)

There's overtime and bonus opportunities galore
And young men like their money and they all come back for more
But soon you're knocking on and you look older than you should
For every bob made on the job you've paid in flesh and blood.

(Chorus)

Well a process man am I and I'm telling you no lie
I work and breathe among the fumes that trail across the sky
There's thunder all around me, and there's poison in the air
There's a lousy smell that smacks of Hell, and dust all in me hair