The Frozen Man

Album: New Moon Shine (1991)
  • Last thing I remember
    Is the freezing cold water
    Reaching up just to swallow me whole.
    Ice in the rigging and howling wind,

    Shock to my body
    As we tumbled in, mercy from God.
    My brothers and the others
    Are lost at sea,

    I alone am returned to tell thee.
    Hidden in ice for a century to walk
    The world again, Lord have mercy
    On the frozen man.

    Next words that were spoken to me,
    Nurse asked me what my name might be.
    She was all in white
    At the foot of my bed,

    I said angel of mercy
    I'm alive or am I dead?
    My name is William James McPhee,
    I was born in 1843.

    Raised in Liverpool by the sea
    But that ain't who I am,
    Lord have mercy
    On the frozen man.

    It took a lot of money
    To start my heart,
    To peg my leg and to buy my eye.
    The newspapers call me

    The state of the art,
    And the children,
    When they see me, cry.
    I thought it would be nice

    Just to visit my grave,
    See what kind of tombstone I might have.
    I saw my wife and my daughter
    And it seemed so strange,

    Both of them dead and gone
    From extreme old age.
    See here, when I die
    Make sure I'm gone,

    Don't leave 'em nothing to work on.
    You can raise your arm,
    You can wiggle your hand,
    Not unlike myself,

    And you can wave goodbye
    To the frozen man.

    I know what it means
    To freeze to death,
    To lose a little life
    With every breath.

    To say goodbye to
    Life on earth
    And come around again,
    Lord have mercy

    On the frozen man,
    Lord have mercy
    On the frozen man. Writer/s: JAMES TAYLOR
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