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Do You See My Face

  • (Ian Walker)

    Do you see my face
    Do you see my face
    In your museums
    Do you see my face

    I walked the line and I laid the track
    You never thought that I'd be back
    Do you see my face
    For the making of the steam roadway
    I blasted through the rock and clay
    Do you see my face
    I left my family and friends so fine
    I worked life out to build that line
    Do you see my face
    But now there's nothing there at all
    But some pictures hanging on a wall
    Do you see my face

    When you're sailing on the sea
    I don't expect you'll notice me
    Do you see my face
    You're sailing in the best of boats
    It's 'cos of me the damn thing floats
    Do you see my face
    I hammered deck and I plated hull
    You couldn't find a better skill
    Do you see my face
    My sweat and craft have made the Clyde
    But now it's tears instead of pride
    Do you see my face

    Do you see my face
    Do you see my face
    On the tide of history
    Do you see my face

    I worked through night and I slept through day
    I passed my children on the way
    Do you see my face
    I tunnelled, shovelled, dug and swore
    To bring you up that coal black ore
    Do you see my face
    I fed your needs but I just can't win
    Now I'm the enemy within
    Do you see my face
    My friends have died down that hole
    That's blood you're burning on that coal
    Do you see my face

    Do you see my face
    Do you see my face
    In your mine of memory
    Do you see my face

    When you were hungry I gave you bread
    When you wanted war I fought and died
    You buried me deep you thought I'd gone
    But in my daughters and sons I still live on
    Do you see my face
    Do you see my face
    Do you see my face

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1987:] Railways, shipyards and mines are shut down, often to be turned into museums. This is about those who worked out their lives to lay the lines, build the ships and mine the coal and who would never have dreamed that their work would become tourist attractions. (Notes Ian Walker, 'Flying High')

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