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Dead Miners
Written by Jubal Lee Young
© 2007, Tellico Music (BMI)

The old man wanted another buck
And that's when the deal was struck
It was not written down on paper
It was unspoken, it was vapor

I'm tired of hearing about dead miners
Who died to please the bottom-liners
There they stand like stone with their bloody money
Still can't buy them boys another day that's sunny

I can see your hand in the mirror behind you
There ain't no faces looking back to find you
That's how i know to call your bluff
The numbers may be backwards but they're plain enough

I'm tired of hearing about dead miners
Who died to please the bottom-liners
There they stand like stone with their bloody money
Still can't buy them boys another day that's sunny

Them boys had wives them boys had ladies
Them boys had lives them boys had babies
Why don't you mine your heart of stone
Cuz now them boys aint ever coming home

I'm tired of hearing about dead miners
Who died to please the bottom-liners
There they stand like stone with their bloody money
Still can't buy them boys another day that's sunny

When they send your shell to the undertaker
And pack you off to meet your maker
I hope you're proud that you done it this way
Cuz you ain't never gonna see another sunny day

I'm tired of hearing about dead miners
Who died to please the bottom-liners
There they stand like stone with their bloody money
Still can't buy them boys another day that's sunny

Buy "On A Dark Highway"

Jubal Lee Young: On a Dark Highway