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Sky of Stone-Alan Cathead Johnston

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Uploaded on Aug 23, 2008

Homer Hickam inspired this song with his book of the same title. He thunk of the title but gave his blessings for me to use it on the song. My daughter, Stacy, helped with the writing and did the background vocals for me. I played all the music. I am greatful for the pictures I was able to find on the internet and hope I haven't violated anyone's rights by borrowing them for this little video.

Sky of Stone

I've been crawlin' on my belly where the sun don't ever shine
Tryin' to make a dollar down in this old coal mine
I've been rakin' and scrapin', workin' my fingers to the bone
Just tryin' to make a livin' underneath this sky of stone

Well, I get up in the mornin' try to sooth my achin' head
I would give 100 dollars just to crawl back in the bed
But, that bill collector found my house and he won't leave me alone
There's gotta be a better way than slavin' underneath this sky of stone

(CHO)

Well my dreams all turned to ashes, my treasures turned to rust
I can feel my good health leavin' as I breathe the devil's dust
As I stand here at the drift mouth with my shovel in my hand
That old black coal is laughin', "Son I'll kill you if I can"


All my life's ambitions keep sifting through the cracks
The only dream I have now is to straighten up my back
But, I'll keep rakin' and scrapin', workin' my fingers to the bone
Just tryin' to make a livin' underneath this sky of stone

(REPEAT CHO)

But, I know I'll get the last laugh on that old black devil coal
'Cause he can kill my body, but he cannot kill my soul
And I find myself a thinkin' if the Lord should call me Home
That's one less day to slave here underneath this sky of stone
So, I'll keep rakin' and scrapin', workin' my fingers to the bone
Until the day they lay me underneath this sky of stone


DOC © 5/22/03 Alan Johnston and Stacy Grubb

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