Circle of Steel

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Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest … more »

Rows of lights in a circle of steel  Where you place your bets on a great big wheel 
High windows flickerin' down through the snow
A time you know
 Sights and sounds of the people goin' 'round
Everybody's in step with the season 

A child is born to a welfare case
 Where the rats run around like they own the place 
The room is chilly, the building is old
That's how it goes
The doctor's found on his welfare round
And he comes and he leaves on the double 

Deck The Halls was the song they played 
In the flat next door where they shout all day
She tips her gin bottle back till it's gone
The child is strong 
A week, a day, they will take it away
For they know about all her bad habits 

 Christmas dawns and the snow lets up
And the sun hits the handle of her heirloom cup
She hides her face in her hands for a while 
Says look here child 
Your father's pride was his means to provide 
And he's servin' three years for that reason 

Rows of lights in a circle of steel  Where you place your bets on a great big wheel 
High windows flickerin' down through the snow
A time you know
 Sights and sounds of the people goin' 'round
Everybody's in step with the season

Written by: GORDON LIGHTFOOT

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Circle of Steel