If you can do the dirty work...so can I
down in the ground instead of up in the sky
some birds chirp and some birds sing
I guess I got what it takes for this sort of thing

I'm a canary in the mines so save your breath
but run like hell if I catch my death
a canary in the mines...a man's best friend
you never know what's around the bend

My daddy saved lives and my mamma did too
tumbled off the perch like they're supposed to do
it's the family business so come what may
but I wouldn't mind living for another day

I'm a canary in the mines so save your breath
but run like hell if I catch my death
a canary in the mines...a man's best friend
you never know what's around the bend

That gas'll get you like a hammer in the head
one minute you're alive and the next you're dead
well...you think a miner's life is hard
come and spend some time in my backyard

I'm a canary in the mines so save your breath
but run like hell if I catch my death
a canary in the mines...a man's best friend
you never know what's around the bend


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