Love Songs (and other tall tales)

by Stuart Ferguson

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credits

released November 22, 2010

Stuart Ferguson - vocals and acoustic guitar
Lyn O'Conor-Ferguson - vocals
Phil Punch - drums and percussion
Lori Diamond - piano, keyboards, vocals
Fred Abatelli - bass, electric guitar, vocals
Eric Kilburn - lapsteel

All songs written by Stuart Ferguson and copyright 2010 Rabid Rabbit Music, except "Stranger Mine," written by Stuart Ferguson and Julie Eversaul and copyright 2010 Rabid Rabbit Music. All songs BMI

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Track Name: Half-Mile Down
Half Mile Down

Before the sun comes up each morning
I’m on my way a half mile down
It’s darker here than the middle of the night
Me and the boys have got no choice
There’s nothing else we know
We’ve been headed here since we were all of five years old

We work our hands to the bone
And breath the dust
Because the company says we must
To bring coal out of the West Virginia hills

You see the old men coughing
Hear them talking about wasting their lives
You see the pain in their eyes
Then you look at your children
Wondering what they could be
If they only had the chance

Up in Nova Scotia a mine collapsed
They said the cause was a methane blast
The company tries to act concerned
They try to cut their loses
And save the profits
Knowing they must say what’s proper
“Those workers, they are foremost on our minds.”

Rescue crews found eleven who died
There’s fifteen more trapped inside
Their families hang on every word
Track Name: Diamonds and Pearls
Diamonds and Pearls

Come all you children
Won’t you heed the call
The piper, he will lead you
Marching up and down this hall
You know we all had the chance
To make a better day
But this crazy world has it’s own ideas
And ends up getting in the way

We will always be
The children of this world
Fighting among ourselves
Like schoolyard boys and girls
We will always be
The children of this world
Seeking out
The diamonds
The diamonds and the pearls

Sleep you weary children
It has been a long, long day
The night, it is quiet
Keeping the world at bay
We rest our bodies
We rest our souls
No matter what we believe
We keep on doing what we’re told

We will always be
The children of this world
Fighting among ourselves
Like schoolyard boys and girls
We will always be
The children of this world
Seeking out
The diamonds
The diamonds
The diamonds and the pearls

We will always be
The children of this world
We will always be
The children of this world

Good morning children
Welcome to this brand new day
The piper’s calling
If you follow, he will lead the way

We will always be
The children of this world
Fighting among ourselves
Like schoolyard boys and girls
We will always be
The children of this world
Seeking out
The diamonds

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