The Frozen Man Lyrics - James Taylor

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Last thing I remember is the freezing cold
Water reaching up just to swallow me whole
Ice in the rigging and howling wind
Shock to my body as we tumbled in
Then my brothers and the others are lost at sea
I alone am returned to tell thee
Hidden in ice for a century
To walk the world again
Lord have mercy on the frozen man

Next words that were spoken to me:
Nurse asked me what my name might be.
She was all in white at the foot of my bed
I said angel of mercy, I'm alive! -- or am I dead...
My name is William James McPhee
I was born in 1843
Raised in Liverpool by the sea
But that ain't who I am
Lord have mercy I'm the frozen man

It took a lot of money to start my heart
To peg my leg and to buy my eye
The newspapers call me the state of the art
And the children, when they see me, cry
I thought it would be nice just to visit my grave
See what kind of tombstone I might have
I saw my wife and my daughter and it seemed so strange
Both of them dead and gone from extreme old age
See here, when I die make sure I'm gone
Don't leave 'em nothing to work on
You can raise your arm, you can wiggle your hand(not unlike myself)
And you can wave goodbye to the frozen man

I know what it means to freeze to death
To lose a little life with every breath
To say goodbye to life on earth
And come around again
Lord have mercy on the frozen man
Lord have mercy on the frozen man

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James Devotee forever! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/30/14

I am in my fifties. James has been my favourite singer since I was fourteen. He is so extraordinarily talented. Another singer who gets less praise but is otherwise wonderful is Gordon Lightfoot. Please give him a listen as well. His musical and words are similarly lyrical. If you love one, you'll love the other!

Great singer/songwriter | Reviewer: Aruna Abeygoonesekera | 3/6/13

Few musicians can be compared to James Taylor, now 64 and still seems to be improving with age. In my view , he is in the same genre as Paul Simon and Bob Dylan and will be remembered more as a poet rather than a singer/songwriter in year to come. You can't write lyrics like those in "Frozen Man" if you wern't a great poet! Looking forward to enjoying JT for a long time!

los odio a todos (is the best song i ever heard) | Reviewer: Fabio Falavich | 9/26/08

hola monton de desgraciados (Hi everyone)esta cancion es horrible (this song is really sentimental) no tiene sentido como un hombre pudo sobrevivir en el hielo tanto tiempo (I like it, tge lyrics are to beautifull) me parece totalmente idiota (I even cryed), es perfecta como trabajo para una clase de ingles donde hay canciones aburridas que nadie conose (James taylor is a genius) oh esperen eso fue!! (I love is voice) se merecen el infierno y la indiferencia de los angeles (well thanks for your atention) pudranse (by-bye)

Beautiful and poignant | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/15/08

I recently watched James Taylor's concert recorded at the Colonial Theatre, and his presentation of the origins and actual performance of the song were wonderfully intertwined with his unique artistry. I think that this is one of his best songs from a lyrical standpoint (though it is hard to choose because everything he does is great)! Thanks, James! You are my favorite singer-songwriter :)

What a great performer. | Reviewer: Joey Guliano | 11/18/07

I am only 14 years old but I can deeply appreciate the wonderful music James Taylor has produced. I have already been to 3 of his concerts in Tanglewood, Massachusetts and plan to attend many more. While there last year, he played this song and showed us the picture of the frozen man so listening to the live version on Itunes really relates to me.

Such a Lyric Tale | Reviewer: RCR | 11/13/07

Taylor has, once again, hidden his genius in this little-noted song. This, perhaps more than any other single creation of this singer/songwriter, really gives us a touch of simple beauty and profound humanity all wrapped into an elegantly spare few minutes that is his hallmark. Yes, James, you can still stun those of us who listen.

A fabulous song | Reviewer: Daniel Sweet | 10/1/07

I think mr James Taylor has come up with a masterpiece with this song i think the melody and lyrics complement each other and im a big fan of his work this song is on a par with his song entitled " close your eyes " thank you mr james taylor for this outstounding song

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