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Tank's Poetry
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Mine Disasters in
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Mining Music

See You on the Other Side
Sago Memorial
Les Freres



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.

Musical interlude

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.

Repeat



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