Napier's Bones - Work Will Set You Free

from by Raising Steam



The original track is available on Napier's Bones' 'The Wistman Tales' album.
Generously donated by Napier's Bones to Raising Steam III.


When my story started, a very different man was I
So much has changed for me in so little time
Older now and sadly wise
The years have worn me down
I'll take this chance to tell my tale if you'll allow

None could stop the factory rise, without a voice we were swept aside
Men who swore to break the frames were crushed by Redcoats standing by
Left with the clothes I stand in
All I held dear is lost now
Lend me your ears and heed my warning while you can

Huddled at the workhouse gates, a family torn apart just waits
Praying that the stories can't be true

Through the workhouse gates, equality for all inmates
Knowing now the stories are all true

Behold the Master of this House, The Guardians' Rules are your world now

All men that can work say your goodbyes, All women and children dry your eyes!
Now sort out the lame and weak of mind, Life here is full and fair and kind
No place for laments, no mercy pleas, Beginning today Work Will Set You Free....

Now you've heard my story, it happened long ago
Different times and different laws, so far from all you know.
How could this relate to you? Those days could not return!
Consigned to dusty history books, What lessons can you learn?

Don't disregard those history books, there are pages left to turn.....


from Raising Steam III, released March 2, 2017
(c) Napier's Bones



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Raising Steam is the soundtrack to a virtual festival, raising funds for a registered charity, New Futures Nepal (reg no 1142984).

THANK YOU to all the bands, artists and those involved who have given permission for their music to be included in these downloads.
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