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Man Of Steel (Lennie Gallant) video
#293: YouTube video by Lennie Gallant ©2010
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He got the news this morning,
It came without a warning:
They're gonna shut the whole thing down,
Seven hundred men out of work.
Another paper promise gone down.
Oh, he's only forty-five but he's still alive,
'Cause he never fought a fight he hasn't won;
A man of steel says, "Don't take a break
Until the job is done."

Maryann wears twenty years of worry
On her face like she never was young;
She watched her husband work the hot steel,
Then she watched her son.
And the streets of this town,
Are cracked and blistered
From all the weight they've had to bear.
It aint' a town for weak hearts.
The men of steel live there.

Oh, the fires are fading in the plants tonight,
But they're burning in his body and his mind;
He said, "They want to melt my heart down,
But it's not yet time."
I felt the temperature rising,
Though the blast furnace was dying;
As he fell to his knees upon the ground.
Oh, in the end it took a piece of paper
To cut the steel man down.

Now, he spent more than half of his life
Making a metal so heavy and hard;
And life reflects your work, I guess,
When you work the steel yard.
Oh, what's a man gonna do,
When they want to retrain you,
And they tell you that things come along?
You start whistling a familiar tune,
When you hear them sing the same old song.

Oh, the fires are fading in the plants tonight,
But they're burning in his body and his mind;
He said, "Just want to melt my heart down,
But it's not yet time."
I felt the temperature rising,
Though the blast furnace was dying;
As he fell to his knees upon the ground.
Oh, in the end it took a piece of paper
To cut the steel man down.

Yesterday he saw his little girl at play,
It's a game he played when he was nine;
Paper and stones and scissors of steel,
Paper winning every time.

####.... Lennie Gallant ....####
ECMA video of the year 1992.

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