Coal Miner's Guide

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touched your face with a real warm hand
felt like you could make ice on command
wore your wedding suit with a mahogany tie
friends gathered round for their bathroom goodbyes

soil not fire was the doctors call
how well could she have known you now she withholds it all
but she stood so tall and her presence loud to stand beside her would make your daddy proud.

come back, starlit eyes, you led us
our coal miner's guide
with your head lights, torch to one side
you led us, our coal miner's guide.
our coal miner's guide

pappa bear can't hold down his porridge
big brother bears got his life in storage.
mamma sees the world through a crucifix,
but a bottle of wine beats the bible is tricks.

come back, starlit eyes, you led us
our coal miner's guide
with your head lights, torch to one side
you led us, our coal miner's guide.
our coal miner's guide.

little brother bears got his life laid out for him
from the work that you did before you cashed it all in.
but running away is his first reaction, best trade those keds for some thick leather skin
cause babies in bed staring right up at him
families drowning in a pool of vodka and gin

come back, starlit eyes, you led us
our coal miner's guide
with your head lights, torch to one side
you led us, our coal miner's guide.
our coal miner's guide.

you gave me something to hold on to

our coal miner's guide
our coal miner's guide
our coal miner's guide
our coal miner's guide

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from SYNTHESTATE, released December 1, 2009

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