"Coalminer" as written by and Richard On Marc Andrew Roberge....
Daddy was a coalminer.
He worked the pits all day.
In Rock Springs, Wyoming.
It was meant to be a stop for a day,
Became his home nothing more I can say.

Daddy was a part time farmer.
He worked the field all day.
But he'd rather have new shoes for them horses.
But late one day, them horses run away.
Shouldn't have put the shoes on that way.

Too bad for daddy.
Such a shame he took it all.
So me and mom took the high road.
But it's not like we had a choice at all.

Daddy was a guitar player.
He'd play that joint all night.
Out back in the shack
The six-string was his demon.
Maybe one day I could run away,
Join my dad in a band to play.

Now it's just me and mom here.
We sit alone all night.
But if you listen close
You can hear my daddy playing.
It was meant to be a stop for a day,
Left us here, now he's on his way.

Too bad for daddy.
Such a shame he took it all.
So me and mom, we took the high road.
But it's not like we had a choice at all.

Just to bad for daddy.
It's such a shame he took it all.
So me and mom took the high road.
But it's not like we had a choice at all.


Lyrics submitted by fozzie33

"Coalminer" as written by Richard Joe On Marc Andrew Roberge

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Coalminer song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentits apparently about his daddy
    dogdilberton October 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYAh but what is it saying about his daddy???
    mavrick480on June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay i've come to my own dertmination that daddy was a real hard worker and never spent time with ol' family so mom took the kids and left???
    mavrick480on June 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut if you listen close you can hear my daddy playing
    it was meant to be a stop for a day
    left us here, how he's on his way


    ... I think that daddy was a family man for a long time until he decided to leave him home and family for the life on the road playing shows....
    jistarkeyon July 07, 2006   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
explain