"Buried Alive" as written by and Kenneth William Casey Alexander Martin Barr....
Nothing they could do but sit down there with the black coal all around them, and the water rose so quick and cold, an unlikely place to drown.

Nine in the mine, trapped down below- down, down, down in the ground
And this'll be the day I didn't kiss my wife goodbye, take care of my
Family I'm buried alive

They held their heads up high as they struggled hard to breath
And asked the Lord to open his arms for the nine souls he'd receive

Nine in the mine

They latched themselves together so in death they might be found
And prayed there for miracle some 24 stories down.

Nine in the mine


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"Buried Alive" as written by Kenneth William Casey Alexander Martin Barr

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    General CommentI think it's talking about the hard life the workers had back in the day. Their jobs were rwally difficult and sometimes deadly. It's about 9 guys getting trapped in a mine
    ReesesForMeon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a mining accident in 2002, all of the men survived!

    pittsburgh.about.com/library/weekly/…
    the outcaston January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful Sad song of the harsh life of coal miners. Working Class always has to pay, just listen to "The Workers Song"
    NavySkowon December 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDuring this recent mining accident in WV, This song kept on playing in my mind and everytime I turned on the news I sang "They latched themselves together so in death they might be found prayed there for miracle some 24 stories down."
    NavySkowon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI hear that. Even if the outcome was different, the message is the same. It wouldn't surprise me if DKM came out with a tribute song for this recent event.
    Dropkick_Roveron January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI hummed this during the news and my three friend sjust stared at me till I actaully sang the whole thing.
    Deadman_walkingon May 16, 2006   Link

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