"Steeltown" as written by and William Stuart/brzezicki Adamson....
Here I stand with my own kin
At the end of everything
Finally the dream has gone
I've nothing left to hang upon

I came here with all my friends
Leaving behind the wait of years
Leaving alone in a flood of tears
Out on a prospect that never ends

All the landscape was the mill
Grim as the reaper with a heart like hell
With a river of bodies flowing with the bell
Here was a future for hands of hell

We built it all with our own hands
But who could know we built on sand
But now it's barren all too soon
There's no miracle in ruin

We set the flame and it burned so blue
With open eyes I watched it grow
A sea of palms in an ocean of snow
Hands with the courage to start anew

Here was a home for the lost and scared
Out of the yards and dry docks
The call of the steel that would never stop
There was a refuge for those who dared

In a steeltown, when the heat's on
I went down and the heat turned on me
In a steeltown, when the heat's on
I went down and the heat turned on me

And here I stand with my own kin
At the end of everything
Finally the dream has gone
I've nothing left to hang upon

In a steeltown, when the heat's on
I went down and the heat turned on me
In a steeltown, when the heat's on
I went down and the heat turned on me

In a steeltown, when the heat's on
I went down and the heat turned on me


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"Steeltown" as written by Brzezicki Adamson

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    Song Meaning"This song is about the squandering of human potential" - Stuart Adamson's exact words during the into when they played it in Moscow in 88. Great song by a great band.
    michaeli2uon April 15, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the clearances of Scotland when the prople left their rural homes to drive the industrialization specifically in the town of Corby, Northamptonshire, England. It was during the industrial revolution known as little Scotland because of all the Scots who came to work the steel mills there. But within less than a generation the jobs were leaving and the displaced Scots were now away from their home without the jobs they left Scotland to take. Thus the lost potential.
    blueanddaisyon June 08, 2016   Link

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