Coal Town
Taylor Ray Holbrook Lyrics


Daddy wasn't the first, but he might be the last
In a long line of men, covered in black soot and ash
Ain't much work around here since they closed down the mines
We're either working in the prisons or we're logging them pines

We're just taking what we're given, scraping out a living
Getting by is all we've ever known
Our whole world stopped turning when them headlamps quit burning
Now we're picking up the peices off
the ground, in what's left of a coal town

No one had a choice when the jobs up and left
It was a man in a suit, who thought he knew best
But he never saw what it was before or what it's now become
And there ain't no turning back, cause what's done is done

We're just taking what we're given, scraping out a living
Getting by is all we've ever known
Our whole world stopped turning when them headlamps quit burning
Now we're picking up the peices off
the ground, in what's left of a coal town
In what's left of a coal town

We're just taking what we're given, scraping out a living
Getting by is all we've ever known
Our whole world stopped turning when them headlamps quit burning
Now we're picking up the peices off the ground
Now we're picking up the peices of the ground
In what's left of a coal town
In what's left of a coal town

And well daddy wasn't the first, but he might be the last

Writer(s): JAMES MCNAIR, LUKE COMBS, TAYLOR RAY HOLBROOK

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Darrell Dayton

Not much real country songs these days but this is real to me.

Kyle Howard

No kidding. I'm not even from The state. South Carolina ✌

Ganja Man

This hits home, our mine collapsed twice killing a lot of the men in my already small town. Ever since the mines closed my town turned into a drug poverty stricken town. We went from being a town that supplied canada with a lot of its coal to rubble.

Sam Scolamieri

Good video chief, hard working American's, makes me proud to be American

Melvin Lee

The mines are closed. There’s nothing left but devastation and drugs. This has really caused a boom for the jails and the prisons.

Taylor Holets

I’m the granddaughter of a coal miner from Harlan, Kentucky. My mother’s dad passed away from black lung a long time ago due to coal mining. Coal mining is all that town knows.

Partible

Sorry for your loss i'd say that was very tough on you. I'm the son of a coal mine. Born and raised in Harlan and the mines are still going but I'd say not for much longer they got some stuff still going as long as Biden don't shut them down.

Andrea Sponaugle

It made me cry a little growing up in the hills of WV I've watched people have to move because the jobs have

DeerMeat

West Virginia born and raised

Will Bennett

It didn’t used to be that way. I remember when jobs under ground and jobs supporting the mines were plentiful. It was an amazing place to grow up back in the day. Unfortunately, I have to live 3,000 miles away to get good work, but my memories take me back to those hills.

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