Badless

Badless - Diamonds in The Coal

rate me

My name is jackson jamesona coal miner by trade

From a part of pennsylvania even jesus couldn't save

With towns named after indian chiefs and union army generals

It's nowhere in particular but everywhere in general

History says americanswe have the right to choose

But they never mention those of us whose opinions aren't used

Wellthe big flood came in '72 and tore the railroad bridges down

Washed away our only means of getting shipments out of town

And the government won't subsidize rebuilding the central line

So there's barroom fights and anthracite and loads of extra time

History says americanswe have the right to choose

But they never mention those of us whose opinions aren't used

Chorus

There's diamonds in the coal everybody ignores

A man never finds what he ain't looking for

A tree only grows if you nurture the seed

There's too many gems this world doesn't need

The people left like rainwater flowing through an open drain

But here I sit too proud to admit and too damn old to change

Nowthe monuments at gettysburg keep the tourists going there

But we died too slow and quietly for anyone to care

History says americanswe have the right to choose

But they never mention those of us whose opinions aren't used

Chorus

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