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Wire Burners

from Glasgow by Findlay Napier

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    Findlay Napier's'Glasgow' album. CD in triple gatefold case . Includes 12 page booklet with lyrics and information for each song.

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Inspired by a YouTube film called ‘The Wire Burners’ about homeless people in Glasgow who collect and sell scrap metal from building sites.


Wire Burners Findlay Napier & Boo Hewerdine

It’s a regular nine to five
It’s the way that we survive
The only way to stay alive
Wire burners

You might see us on the street
But our eyes will never meet
You will never see us greet
Wire burners

How I came to be this way
I couldn’t care, all I can say
Tomorrow will be like today
And everyday

Followed a rainbow over the Clyde
To the fireplace on the other side
In plain sight is where we hide
Wire burners

Pushing trolleys through the town
With the scrap that we have found
Daylight ghosts that walk around
Wire burners

And I know this much is true
For wire burners old is new
But for the grace of God we’re you


from Glasgow, released October 13, 2017
Findlay Napier- Vocals and Acoustic Guitar


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Findlay Napier Glasgow, UK

One of Scotland's finest songwriters. In 2021 he was nominated for Musician of the Year at the Scot’s Trad Music Awards and in 2018 he was the first solo act to be nominated for Live Act of the Year. Described as Micheal Marra meets Elvis Costello, a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright or a Scottish James Taylor this master storyteller's songs are full of earthy humour, hopeless love and biting satire. ... more

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