Blue Highway – My Last Day In The Mine Lyrics

BLUE HIGHWAY
My Last Day In The Mine Lyrics

It’s my last day on the job
After forty years of loading coal I knew
One day I’d face the end
Seems like only yesterday
A straight-back boy barely 21
He didn’t have the strength to catch his wind

There’s a lot of mixed emotions
All the friends and family I’ve seen come and go
And I’m not sure if I’m the kind of man
Who could spend all day sitting by himself
Slowly growing old with a fishing pole

It’s my last day in the mine
I never thought that there would come a time
I’d never go back underground
Lay my dinner bucket down
It’s my last day in the mine

The super said to me
“Today we’re going to keep you off the line. Just stay behind.”
Well I know that’s how it goes
But I’d rather throw my marker in the car
One last time
It’d be so fine

It’s my last day in the mine
I never thought that there would come a time
I’d never go back underground
Lay my dinner bucket down
It’s my last day in the mine

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