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Down into a Coal Mine – (take a look up)

October 19, 2013

Down into a Coal Mine – by Stuart Cary

While living in a wonderful village here in Nashville, I made great friends with many neighbors.  Stu was one of those neighbors.

Slugging it out, the livelong day.
Line up Friday, the man gives me my pay.
The weekend’s gone, it’s Monday morning at the crack of dawn.

When you go down in a coal mine; when you go down into the ground, take a look up for the sunshine if you can. ‘Cause there’s a little light shining there in the darkness everywhere, so take a look up for that sunshine if you can.

All these dreams may come to none.
Think about what I have and what I have not got.
Times get tough, I find out that I’ve had about enough.

When you go down into a coal mine; when you go down into the ground, take a look up for that sunshine if you can. ‘Cause there’s a little light shining there in the darkness everywhere, take a look up for that sunshine if you can.

If you can, sift the gold from all that useless sand, pull it out with just your own two hands, ride off into to sunset-promised land.

Pull up the stakes pull out the stops.
Haven’t seen the bottom, I haven’t seen the top.
Times get tough, I find out that I’ve got about enough.

When you go down into a coal mine; when you go down into the ground, take a look up for that sunshine if you can. ‘Cause there’s a little light shining there in the darkness everywhere, take a look up for that sunshine if you can.

Take a look up for that sunshine if you can.

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Words and Music written by Stuart Cary

 

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Broke On Payday – (spent it on a lady)

September 7, 2013

 

Broke on Payday – co-written with Jack Frisby

My good songwriting buddy Jack Frisby and I wrote this together one day in the village here in Nashville.  Oh my do we all know what this is like?  Sometimes on payday I like to refrain from paying bills just for a few hours so I can feel like I have all that money to spend!  We would love to hear someone cut this song and do something special with it.  We think others can relate to getting money on payday that’s already spent! 

Mailman brought me three bills today; my woman and the rent are late. I know I should probably shave, get another job, learn to pray. Come this time tomorrow my way, all the money I spent yesterday.

Broke on payday, spent it on a lady, forty hours a week until they’ll pay me. Tip my hat to the man in charge, pick up the slack just to keep my job. Working hard, hey hey, to be broke on payday.

Landlord brought me a notice again, shade tree mechanic said it’s the transmission. People say I should learn how to save, the truth of it is there just ain’t no way. Come this time tomorrow fast, gonna feel good for a change to have a little cash.

Broke on payday, spent it on a lady, forty hours a week until they’ll pay me. Tip my hat to the man in charge, pick up the slack just to keep my job. Working hard, hey hey, to be broke on payday.

Punch the clock, play the game, pass the time, waiting for payday. Tip my hat to the man in charge, pick up the slack just to keep my job.Working hard, hey hey, to be broke on payday.

 

 

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