Here there be monsters (socratic) wrote,
Here there be monsters
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Dark as a Dungeon

Every time I think I've hated a job I end up reading something about coal mining and realize that no matter how fucked up something I'm asked to do is it doesn't come close to comparing to what those poor bastards have to put up with. I've been in old British coal mines where you see the spots that young boys used to stand opening and closing doors to control the airflow. The coal industry may no longer maim 8 year olds in their sorting machine but it's still a brutal business. For those who laugh at those of us who support alternative energy sources, just remember that nobody ever got crushed to death by 100,000 tons of dirt while they were growing soybeans or laying solar panels.


Oh come all you young fellers so young and so fine
Seek not your fortune in a dark dreary mine
It'll form as a habit and seep in your soul
Till the stream of your blood runs as black as the coal
Where it's dark as a dungeon damp as the dew
danger is double pleasures are few
Where the rain never falls the sun never shines
It's a dark as a dungeon way down in the mine


Well I pray when I'm dead and my ages shall roll
That my body would blacken and turn into coal
Then I'll look from the door of my heavenly home and pity the miner digging my bones
Where it's dark as a dungeon damp as the dew
danger is double pleasures are few
Where the rain never falls the sun never shines
It's a dark as a dungeon way down in the mine
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