From the recording Steel Bridge Songs Vol. 11

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Working The Waterfront (Andrea Wittgens, Walter Salas-Humara, Troy Therrien) Walter Salas-Humara - lead vocal, acoustic guitar / Troy Therrien - electric guitar / Andrea Wittgens - backing vocals, piano / Barrett Tasky - organ / Tony Menzer - bass / Jamey Clark - drums

Lyrics

She’s a rusty old workin’ tugboat
Pushin’ and shovin’ and keepin’ the others alive and afloat
Without her they might wander, go astray
But she’s keepin’ them straight on course, and out of harm’s way
She sends them out to sea
Out of the bay
And into the light of day
They will travel far, far away

Workin’ the waterfront
She’s there when you’re in need
Workin’ the waterfront
She’s got a soul so deep
Workin’ the waterfront
You better believe
She’s an engine with a strong heartbeat
She’s workin’ the waterfront

Now she’s in drydock, all but forgotten
She’s been neglected, but she’s defiant and unbroken
This old man still sees her in her glory days
Still strong, still beautiful in every way
She sends me out to sea
Out of the bay
And into the light of day
And I will travel far, far away

Workin’ the waterfront
She’s there when you’re in need
Workin’ the waterfront
She’s got a soul so deep
Workin’ the waterfront
You better believe
She’s an engine with a strong heartbeat

Some say no harm in puttin’ the past on the shelf
But I say when we lose the story, we lose ourselves, we lose our way
And the truth is the soul of this town is on the bay
And that’s where it’s gonna stay

Workin’ the waterfront
She’s there when you’re in need
Workin’ the waterfront
She’s got a soul so deep
Workin’ the waterfront
You better believe
She’s an engine with a strong heartbeat
She’s workin’ the waterfront

Workin’ the waterfront
Workin’ the waterfront
Workin’ the waterfront
Workin’ the waterfront
Workin’ the waterfront

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