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Laz'rus

John McCutcheon
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[2002]
Lyrics & Music by John McCutcheon
Album: Stand Up! Broadsides For Our Times [2003]
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When the nine coal miners were miraculously rescued after three days in a flooded mine outside of Somerset, PA, the vision of the biblical Lazarus was the first thing that came to mind. One of the unreported heroics of the rescue was the effort of the United Mine Workers over generations that forced the industry to have rescue technology and personnel trained and ready..
Poor ol' Laz'rus, shake your bones
You come from the world of water and stone,
Locked in the belly of the earth all alone..
Poor Ol' Laz'rus shake your bones

Poor ol' Laz'rus, ain't it a sight
In that world of endless night
Your dreams are filled this air and light
Poor ol' Laz'rus ain't it a sight?

Poor ol' Laz'rus you know it's true
This world was made by men like you
So this earth is gonna claim her due
Poor ol' Laz'rus you know it's true..

Poor Ol' Laz'rus, that third day
When they raised your body from the clay
Turned the hand of death away
Poor ol' Laz'rus on that great day..

Poor ol' Laz'rus the ages gonna roll
Squeeze your body into coal
Break your back but not your soul
Poor ol' Laz'rus the ages gonna roll

Poor Ol' Laz'rus, shake your bones
You come from the world of water and stone
Nine men a-walkin' that road back home..
Poor ol' Laz'rus – shake your bones

Contributed by giorgio - 2011/2/6 - 20:47



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