The Metal Man

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This is named after a buoy in sligo with a statue of a man holding a torch on top. I wrote it about wanting to be a lighthouse man.


This shore and these men in their bars - they depend on me;
And they crash in my mind, and these waves; they are calling me
But I can't wait; I can't waste; another year of failure

So I'll waste my time
Like you said. Like you always said;
And I will shine my light into the sea.

So let's pretend like we always did
As these stars I hung upon your wall grow dim;
And they count, in the dark, the hounding years.
So I'll take a boat to the tower, to the rock, that was built for me.

Bracing nowhere.

(So let these waves pour over me; these bodies could never hold us.)


from The Promise Notes, track released March 28, 2011
Engineered by Thomas Camblin
Mixed by A Plastic Rose and Thomas Camblin
Mastered by Neal Calderwood
at Manor Park Studio

Lyrics: Ian McHugh

Music by A Plastic Rose

A Plastic Rose are:
Ian Mchugh, Gerry Norman, Troy Heaton, David Reid

Artwork: Pictographik

Di Di Mau records



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