Coal Tattoo


I get a message
Everywhere I go
Pick up the paper; I can't escape it

It's in the voices of these angels in my telephone
And they whisper
Listen closer, listen closer, but then they fade


I get cornered at the corner
By the reverand high;
Snake Eye
As I shake his hand of stone
He spits on me a black wind
Through his beard of burning fire
He says; "The streets all shine with fear.
There are blueprints across the sky."
It's like the Signs have let him know
Just then the wind begins to rise
as if to say
it's so

Something's moving
In the twilight
Listen closer
Listen closer
But then it fades


Elevator take me down
Back into that black hole
I am a coal blue minor, born with this coal tattoo
I'd rather wave my arms in the dark
And stumble from room to room
Dig down deeper diggin down deeper dig down deeper
Until I follow the vien that runs to heart of fear
I can hear it
Nearer and nearer
I can hear it
clearer and clearer

It's in the voices of these angels in my telephone
And they whisper
Listen closer, Listen closer,
"You wanted some answers? You better write this down."


"Take a long look back, it's a long way back."
"But don't look now, it's a long way down
But don't look down
No matter how deep you dig
No matter how fast you run
What you leave behind you will be waiting,
Where you're bound."
Take a long look back
It's a long way back, it's a long way
Out


Copyright 1995 Robert J. Kidney, Jr.
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