#03117
Working Man (Ellis and Wince Coles) video
#1776: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

The soft part covers up her footsteps,
As she slowly steps inside the bedroom door;
Then she stops and stands there disbelieving,
Seeing what she's never seen before.

Kneeling by the bedside was her husband,
His head was bowed, his eyes were closed in prayer;
His voice was filled with painful desperation,
His cheeks were wet from all the fallen tears.

He said, Lord, I've always been a working man,
And that's something I don't ever want to change;
So all I'm asking you is not for fortune or fame,
I just want to be a working man again.

Sometime ago, Lord, down at the factory,
They told us we weren't needed anymore;
I felt a chapter of my life was closing,
As they placed the locks upon the big steel doors.

The longest mile I ever walked was homeward,
Holding my last paycheck in my hand;
Knowing all my family's dreams about to shatter,
Will they be strong enough to understand.

But, Lord, my wife and kids stood right beside me,
And together now we've learned to make it through;
But they don't know what's going on inside me,
'Cause I spend my time with nothing much to do.

They give us just enough to set the table,
And tell us that we should be satisfied;
Now I don't want to bite the hand that feeds us,
But I'm tired, Lord, of swallowing my pride.

He said, Lord, I've always been a working man,
And that's something I don't ever want to change;
So all I'm asking you is not for fortune or fame,
I just want to be a working man again.
I just want to be a working man again.

####.... Wince Coles of Carmanville, NL ....####
Recorded by Ellis and Wince Coles (Still Barkin' / Ellis And Wince Coles, trk#5, 2001 CD, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL).

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