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Poor Men Bleed

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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



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