KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING

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a miner's song...with teeth.

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KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING
music/lyrics: bill mallonee

S’a long way through a rock wall
and to pick through all these seams
and the drill bits of progress
are always and ever turning

I’ve gotten pretty good, as you’d expect
in this sarcophagus of Russian roulette
just to keep the home fires burning

chorus:
Burning bright.......burning through
whatever darkness befalls, (besets, bedevils) you
burning ever a new
burning ever so true

It’s a world with no air
and it’s a world with no sun
It’s a tomb for the living to plunder
it’s two bellows of thinnest skin
breathing the dust of quick end
in a world that’s long lost it’s wonder

wait for me where it’s always spring
honey, wait for me where the air is clean
while I become one with our mother
dearest wife, and faithful friend
I carried your smile as that cage descended
just to keep the home fires burning

credits

from THE POWER & THE GLORY (2011), track released October 2, 2011
Bill: guitars, vocals
Bert: bass
Kevin: drums

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Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee is an Americana artist w/ 75 plus albums over a 25 year career. Voted by Paste Music Magazine #65 in their "Top 100 Living Songwriters" poll. He was the
founding member of Vigilantes of Love. He has worked with Mark Heard, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, & Peter Buck from REM.
His most recent work, "The Rags of Absence" released in Jan. 2017.
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