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    "Iron Man Recitative" Lyrics

    Pete Townshend

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    The iron man came to the top of the cliff
    How far had he walked nobody knows
    Where had he come from nobody knows
    How was he made, nobody knows
    Taller than a house, the iron man stood
    At the top of the cliff in the darkness

    The wind sang through his iron fingers
    And his great iron head, shaped like a dustbin
    But as big as a bedroom
    Slowly turned to the right, slowly turned to the left
    He was hearing the sea

    His eyes like headlamps, glowed white then red
    Then infra-red, searching the sea
    Never before had the iron man seen the sea

    He swayed in the strong wind that pressed against his back
    He swayed forward on the brink of the high cliff
    And his right foot, his enormous iron right foot
    Lifted-up out into space

    And the iron man stepped forward, off the cliff into nothingness
    Down the cliff, the iron man came toppling head over heels
    Crash, crash, crash

    From rock to rock, tumbling slowly
    And as he crashed and crashed, his iron legs fell off
    His iron arms broke off
    And the hands broke off the arms

    His great iron ears fell off
    And his eyes fell out
    His great iron head fell off

    All the separate pieces tumbled scattered crashing
    Bumping clanging down, on to the rocky beach far below
    Then silence

    Nobody knew the iron man had fallen
    Nobody knew the iron man had fallen
    This song was submitted on October 19th, 2013 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP.
    Written by Pete Townshend.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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