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.

Jonathan Baughman

Born and raised in southwest Virginia and this song hits home so hard. Proud to be from a coal family

Soldier_Gaming

my home town Appalachia born raised and I'm still here lol

Scott Knickman

It hard. To live you home town

Sarah Clark

Jonathan Baughman SAMW

Sam Scolamieri

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

Its Hunta

That’s my home town I know where all them places and sites are I miss my home and how it was such a great place. Thank you for shining in on our small towns .

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.

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