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Peggy Watson: Music

Manny and Me

(Peggy Watson)
words/music by P. Watson
Six in the morning on the number five pier
Nearly freezing myself to death
Manny comes up behind me
a warm and misty breath

We put our gloves on and grab our tools
Hey baby what took you so long
The foreman’s getting mad
and all the hoses and cables are already gone

Into the dark, fire breathing monster
Smoke and sparks, us against the steel
Give me your hand, Manny
I wanna tell you how I feel

Three flights of ladders with a real heavy load
Arc welder’s yellin “fire in the hole”
Duck out on the scaffolding
Manny’s laughing about getting drunk last night in Mexico

I hang the pipes, he welds them all pretty
Roll up the blue prints, cause everything’s tight
For a lost little country girl
He says I’m doing all right

Into the dark, fire breathing monster
Smoke and sparks, us against the steel
Give me your hand, Manny
I wanna tell you how I feel

Out on the bow with the riggers and the seagulls
Storm coming in, white caps on the bay
Manny takes my hand, reads my palm, I’m in trouble
I’m going straight to hell, but I’ll be in heaven on the way

Lunch bell rings, time to light up the torches
Speaking Portuguese and Spanish, English and Chinese
I think half the world’s in that engine room
But he’s the only thing I see, Manny and me

Into the dark, fire breathing monster
Smoke and sparks, us against the steel
Give me your hand, Manny
I wanna tell you how I feel