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Poor Men Bleed

Updated: Sep 1

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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 a 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 the correctional farm

But this junkyard dog

jumped train leavin' town

Would a frozen far 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

So there’s none from the goose

and none from the hen

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 the 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

Tough to crack frigid shale

buckled stronger men

Step outside golden goose

you too golden hen

Some miners' hearts are big

others like to judge

A few will have your back

most just 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 is my home

can’t see me moving on

Roots staked to the ground

in the guts of The Yukon

My young hands got old

in search of 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 the 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



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