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I was born on this mountain a long time ago
Before they knocked down the timber and strip-mined the coal
When you rose in the mornin' before it was light
To go down in that dark hole and come back up at night

I was born on this mountain, this mountain's my home
She holds me and keeps me from worry and woe
Well, they took everything that she gave, now they're gone
But I'll die on this mountain, this mountain's my home

I was young on this mountain but now I am old
And I knew every holler, every cool swimmin' hole
‘Til one night I lay down and woke up to find
That my childhood was over and I went down in the mine

There's a hole in this mountain and it's dark and it's deep
And God only knows all the secrets it keeps
There's a chill in the air only miners can feel
There're ghosts in the tunnels that the company sealed



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  • U
    UnregisteredJan 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    The songs lyrics has a more complicated meaning to me it's to tell the world what can happen if we carry on taking the worlds natural resources and don't think of our future
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 11, 2012 at 10:07 am
    When people live on one mountain their whole life it becomes part of them,their family.they draw all their strength from that hill.they feel safe up there. If they go down to the flat-land to work, they can't wait to get back up there after a hard day at work. It will give them a sense of safety,it is their mother...

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