Poor Men Bleed

Updated: Oct 3

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I looked in the river
watched the still water run
saw a kid with a knife
or was it a gun?
The reflection looked back
rippled and frayed
was it paradise lost
or future betrayed?
Poor men bleed for rich men’s gold
Broken souls live lives untold
When I was young I got real bold
Took-off north, saw shine, was sold
I walked outta school
dark ink up my arm
was I headed to jail
or correctional farm?
But this junkyard dog
jumped train leavin' town
would the frozen north
break a hard case down?
Poor men bleed for rich men’s gold
Broken souls live lives untold
When I was young I got real bold
Took-off north, saw shine, was sold
I’m up here high
in search of a throne
Did not see
the slippery stone
When I got down
I fell all my length
Hard to get up
when you have no strength
Learned my lesson
won’t do it again
None left from the goose
all gone from the hen

If I gamble the goose
and squander the hen
does it make me a king
or boy among men?
There's miners have hearts
some others who judge
a few have your back
but most hold a grudge
Poor men bleed for rich men’s gold
Broken souls live lives untold
When I was young I got real bold
Took-off north, saw shine, was sold

Yellowknife's home
don't want to move on
my gut feels rooted
within The Yukon
Young hands toughen
chasing yellow shine
the next find, who knows
maybe will be mine
Poor men bleed for rich men’s gold
Broken souls live lives untold
When I was young I got real bold
Took-off north, saw shine, was sold
Who you like
who you don’t
Who you help
who you won’t
If Lady Luck
steps in my house
Look my way
I am her spouse

Poor men bleed for rich men’s gold
Broken souls live lives untold
When I was young I got real bold
Took-off north, saw shine, was sold

Poor men bleed for rich men’s gold
Broken souls live lives untold
When I was young I got real bold
Took-off north, saw shine, was sold



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