united states mine rescue association
Mine Disasters in
the United States
See You on the Other Side
We heard the thunder, saw the lightning flash;
this far below, it's a killer blast.
Dark and damp, so hard to breathe;
the air is heavy, and we cannot see.
Down here we know, time's not on our side;
no pain at all, we're just getting tired.
Our hearts are strong, but the poison seeps;
we kneel and pray, and drift away.
Now I lay down and it feels like sleep;
I pray o lord, our souls to keep.
I will die, before I wake;
O lord, our souls are for you to take.
Miners' we were, with a job done underground;
but now we are heaven bound.
The next tunnel we see, will not be a rail to hell;
but light divine, only time will tell.
So you should know, we're with you every day;
no need to cry, we'll see you on the other side.
We'll see you on the other side, we'll see you on the other side.