We Work the Black Seam

Sting

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Sumner
album: Track 6 in album The Dream of the Blue Turtles
release date: 1985-6-1
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Reggae Funk / Soul
styles: Jazz-Rock/Pop Rock/Jazzdance/Smooth Jazz
length: 5:43
producer: Sting and Pete Smith
drums: Omar Hakim
vocal: Sting
engineer: Jim Scott and Pete Smith
bass: Darryl Jones
background vocals: Dolette McDonald and Janice Pendarvis
guitar: Sting
keyboard: Kenny Kirkland
saxophone: Branford Marsalis
additional synclavier: Danny Quatrochi
composer: Sting
lyricist: Sting

Album Information

label: A&M Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
barcode: 075021375017
script: Latin

Cover Art

Sting The Dream of the Blue Turtles cover art

Lyrics

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This place has changed for good
It's hard for us to understand
Our blood has stained the coal
We matter more than pounds and pence

They may understand our rage
And bury the waste in a great big hole
Grimy faces were never seen
We work the black seam together

Three million years of pressure packed it down
And light a thousand cities with our hands
Have made redundant all our mining skills
For all the poisoned streams in Cumberland

They may understand our rage
And bury the waste in a great big hole
Grimy faces were never seen
We work the black seam together

The turning world will sing their souls to sleep
The universe will suck me into place
One day in a nuclear age
They build machines that they can't control
Power was to become cheap and clean
But deadly for twelve thousand years is carbon fourteen
We work the black seam together

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
  • 2 Love Is the Seventh Wave
  • 3 Russians
  • 4 Children's Crusade
  • 5 Shadows in the Rain
  • 6 We Work the Black Seam
  • 7 Consider Me Gone
  • 8 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
  • 9 Moon Over Bourbon Street
  • 10 Fortress Around Your Heart