Grand Central Station

Album: Between Here and Gone (2004)
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  • Got my work clothes on for love, sweat and dirt
    All this holy dust upon my face an' shirt
    Headin' uptown now, just as the shifts are changin'
    To Grand Central Station

    I've got my lunch box, got my hard hat in my hand
    I ain't no hero, mister, just a workin' man
    An' all these voices keep on askin' me to take them
    To Grand Central Station, Grand Central Station

    Wanna stand beneath the clock just one more time
    Wanna wait upon the platform for the Hudson line
    I guess you're never really all alone or too far from
    The pull of home an' the stars upon that painted dome still shine

    I paid my way out on the 42nd Street
    I lit a cigarette and stared down at my feet
    Imagined all the ones that ever stood here waitin'
    At Grand Central Station, Grand Central Station

    And now Hercules is starin' down at me
    Next to him's Minerva and Mercury
    Well, I nod to them and start my crawl
    Flyers coverin' every wall, faces of the missing are all I see

    Tomorrow, I'll be back there, workin' on the pile
    Going in, comin' out, single file
    Before my job is done there's one more trip I'm makin'
    To Grand Central Station, Grand Central Station

    Grand Central Station
    Grand Central Station
    Writer/s: MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
    Publisher: SENTRIC MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Lyn from Se PaThis song is, as Chaplin has told, from the viewpoint of a man who worked to clean up the WTC site after the horrendous terrorist attacks that killed so many on 9/11. You can read more about what she says about it here: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1873807
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 2nd 1913, Grand Central Station in New York City officially opened at 12:01 AM, at the time it was largest railroad terminal in the world* and more than 150,000 people visited the terminal on its opening day...
    The song was track five of side two on her ninth studio album, 'Between Here and Gone', and the album reached #5 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, #50 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
    Ms. Carpenter will celebrate her 57th birthday in nineteen days on February 21st {2015}...
    * In the number of platforms (48} it is still the largest in the World.
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