Sign a petition under working condition
Union is in bed with the coal operators (call of Berettas)
Carry are freedom looking for something
To get you family better life for every single day

Some things keep me going
Well I got no one to blame
Five o'clock is comin'
Do you feel the same?
When a lonely whistle
Calls out your name?

What a man likes to see
When they come after mine
No prettiness for the mighty black lung
Rank and file workers, rank and file minds
Take off the gloves and sock it to 'em

Some things keep me going
Well I got no one to blame
Five o'clock is comin'
Do you feel the same?
When a lonely whistle
Calls out your name?

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)

Some things keep me going
Well I got no one to blame
Five o'clock is comin'
Do you feel the same?
When a lonely whistle
Calls out your name?


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Black Lung Lyrics as written by Timothy (usa) Armstrong

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing

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    I 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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    i love the begining its so awsome

    badreligionpigeonon July 20, 2002   Link
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    i 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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    thats what i was thinking too

    Smaxelon August 29, 2002   Link
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    i 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 26, 2003   Link
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    yeh u hit the nail on the head toxic, ahaha as for 2dman, you're a right royal smartarse

    DroppedMidgeton March 06, 2005   Link
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    i 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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    i thought it was "all the men look the same, when they come out the mine". i could be wrong

    Lsundayon June 02, 2009   Link
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    you 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
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    Hey, man, chill out. The kid was being funny. Where's your sense of unity?

    gimme_shelteron June 12, 2006   Link

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