Face Up (Taj Mahal)
(Alan Gebbie)

20,000 workmen toiled for 22 long years
To pay his wife her due, to make his dreams come true
The Shah Jahan he lifts his head and looks outside to see
Its priceless purity - his lost authority

Lying Face up in an open boat
Slowly drifting out to sea
I watch the clouds as they roll by
Through the vast parental sky
Lifting up and slowly sinking down
You close your eyes and picture every sound
Your mind is thrown 10,000 miles
Then aroused by the cool salt air

Lying Face up in an open boat
slowly drifting out to sea
I watch the clouds as they roll by
through the vast parental sky
Lifting up and slowly sinking down
you close your eyes and picture every sound
Your mind is thrown 10,000 miles
then aroused by the cool salt air

The Shah Jahan he lifts his head and looks outside to see
Its priceless purity - his lost authority