Sign a petition under working condition
Union is in bed alligned with the call of berettas
Carry our freedom
Lookin for something
To give your family a better life for every single day


Some things keep me goin
I got no one to blame
5 o´clock is coming
Do ya feel the same
When a lonely whistle calls out your name


What a man likes to see
When they come after mine
No prettyness for the mighty black lung
Reconfirm workers
Reconfirm us
Take off the gloves and sock it to em


Some things keep me goin
I've got no one to blame
5 o´clock is comin
Do you feel the same
When a lonely whistle calls out your name


Hey i'm a leavin
Black lung feaver
Transmit receiver
Backed up to see her
I dont' like ya eiteher
Your president for the black lung feavor


Some things keep me goin
Ive got no one to blame
5 o´clock is coming
Do ya feel the same
When a lonely whistle calls out your name


Lyrics submitted by Kpizzle

Black Lung song meanings
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    General CommentI like this song a lot. In fact, it's where i got my username. This song makes me determined not to have a job.
    BlackLungFeveron June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the begining its so awsome
    badreligionpigeonon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti believe that this song refers to the coal workers during the industrial revolution in the early 1900's. the workers got black lung from inhalation of the sut from the coal and the work was very hard, hence the anxiety for the work bell to ring
    ToxicWetsuiton August 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthats what i was thinking too
    Smaxelon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think you've hit it right one the ball mister (toxicwetsuit) yeah its pretty rad i leard how to play the bass pretty much throughout the song i thought that was kinda kooool
    badreligionpigeonon March 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeh u hit the nail on the head toxic, ahaha as for 2dman, you're a right royal smartarse
    DroppedMidgeton March 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dont see why fuckfaces like 2dman waste their time posting on songs that mean absoloutely nothing to them, and they obviously cant even make any sort of attempt to contribute to the discussion.

    The second line actually reads:
    "Union is in bed with the coal operators"

    this has some connection (possibly) with the workers union being paid off by the organisations who are making money off the workers. So the miners were sold out by the union for money.

    Also
    Hey young believer/unbeliever (Hey)
    Black lung fever (Hey)
    Transmit receiver (Hey)
    Backed up deceiver (Hey)
    Well I don't like it either (Hey)
    We're all presidents for the (Hey)
    Black lung fever (Hey)

    "Backed up deciever" could quite easily refer to the fact that the workers were being decieved by everyone, including the unions that were supposed to protect their rights.

    all speculation, my friends ;-)
    HateBreedsHateon May 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was "all the men look the same, when they come out the mine". i could be wrong
    Lsundayon June 01, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentyou guys are all wrong its like this once upon a time like 30000 years ago tim armstrong was walking in the park and he saw a bagel on the ground
    2dmanon May 21, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentHey, man, chill out. The kid was being funny. Where's your sense of unity?
    gimme_shelteron June 12, 2006   Link

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