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Crandall Canyon Mine
By Mark R. Cronin
November 20, 2007

See also: Crandal Canyon Mine Disaster



Reading the paper a quarter of nine, made the news over 3 weeks Crandall Canyon Mine.
Continue to read bad news everyday, mining disasters more loss in pointless ways.

Chorus

Coal mining addiction to the power it brings sacrificing lives to power inanimate things.
Anonymous men, the year 2007, August 6th Crandall Canyon took them.

Dirty, claustrophobic, noisy and hot, a miner's life other than family forgot.
Dealt the hands they were given and can take away alongside community that knows no other way.

Chorus

Coal mining addiction to the power it brings sacrificing lives to power inanimate things,
Anonymous men, the year 2007, August 6th Crandall Canyon took them.

An honorable vocation of true toil and dust the life of a miner born out of must.
First six men and then three more. Like the Edmund Fitzgerald, this songs keeps score.

Chorus

Coal mining addiction to the power it brings sacrificing lives to power inanimate things.
Anonymous men, the year 2007, August 6th Crandall Canyon took them.

A life of pride mixed with dread.  Was it their lot in life to be one of the dead?
With these words I mean no disrespect now that it's down on paper we won't forget.

Chorus

Coal mining addiction to the power it brings sacrificing lives to power inanimate things,
Anonymous men, the year 2007, August 6th Crandall Canyon took them.

 



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