Can you sing me a song about digging?
Oh, I can sing while I'm breaking my back.
Can you tell me how you get out of hell?
One limb at a time.
Can you make it back home?
I can't. Last another day in the hole. I will.
Can you tell me how?
Just what are you working for?

Can you sing me the song of your lifetime?
I'll sing for my family as hard as sing for you.
You stay in the hole as long as your father stayed in,
'til I can't breathe a breath.
What's the going rate
Who knows? On industrial slavery these days? It pays.
How much do they pay you
To dig your own grave?

There's no hope. Can't get up.
In the hole, with the walls caving in on you.

Lyrics submitted by standardarmy

Blackjaw song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commenti can totally relate to this song, my father slaved away in a coal mine for 20+ years
    xporcelainhopexon April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best hot water music song ever.
    25 Degrees Northon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe bass is awesome.
    skacore_dudeon October 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is sadly more apropos than ever. It perfectly describes the feeling of being lower middle class, futilely slaving away for too long for not enough money and being unable to provide your children with a better life than you had. It sucks.
    ghoststorieson October 05, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top