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Married to the Mine

by Richard Haxton

All day I earn my pay way down deep in the mine
While a rich man way across town drinks thousand dollar wine
Like to take me a long vacation, but I can’t find the time
My wife is just a mistress, cuz I’m married to the mine

I believe in this nation
Built on a strong foundation
Gonna get me an education
And then I’ll be ridin‘ high

All day deep in the earth paying layaway on the sun
One day it’s all gonna change. I’m gonna be someone
Til that day all I can say – It’s just me and the grind
You don’t get no honeymoon when you’re married to the mine

I’ll just have to be patient
Lower my expectations
Till my train hits the station
Till my life is mine