THEY DUG IT ALL AWAY

Howl & Whisper

Its ridges veined with serpentine
A land with mountains at its
spine
The ivy hadn’t seen a spade
The clay was only touched by time
One day they dug it all away
all was grey
when they dug it all away

Their hearts were true 
Their hunger real
Their minds were dulled
by a promised meal

One day they dug it all away
all was grey
when they dug it all away


The decades turning sons to men
The men in turn were
fed to soil
The earth became the names
it bore
Mines were closed that once were toiled
One day when the money moved away
All was grey when the money moved away

Steel grew rust
Homes were split
A township fell
The crystal hit

One day when the money moved away
All was grey
when the money moved away

She married him in a grim iron town
He swore they’d make it out
Somehow
He gave her children and a home
Then he left her there alone
One day when the mineshaft fell away
All was grey when the mineshaft fell away

Her door was knocked
She was woke
No time to cry
On a promise broke

One day when the mineshaft fell away
All was grey
when the mineshaft fell away






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