Black Stone

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Black Stone by Blake Russell © 2011

I work for the company to earn for my home, and they barely pay me for a ton of black stone.
I take my company coins to the company store… and I give them right back, so I don't go cold.
Some years ago in the town's only school, I met a girl who made me feel like a fool.
I wanted her so bad and she wanted me, but she hated the mines, and the company.

Oh Black Stone! She's got a hold on me. But I could not leave the company.
So my one and truly lovely had enough of the cold coal valley.

She said, "I love you babe but I hate this town, and if you love me too, you'll put your pick axe down.
We'll move away to a home and work part-time. We can leave this cold coal valley behind."
Somehow I haven't died and I'm still living here. My friends faded away with the things I hold dear.
But I don't act like it's not been my fault, and my black lungs will work 'til the day I drop.

Oh Black Stone! She's got a hold on me. But I could not leave the company.
So my one and truly lovely had enough of the cold coal valley.

Well, she saw through me, and the things I'd say… and I haven't seen her since she left that day,
When my one and truly lovely, she'd had enough of the cold coal valley.

Oh Black Stone! She's got a hold on me. But I could not leave the company.
So my one and truly lovely had enough of the cold coal valley.

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from Dead Ball Era, released January 10, 2013

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