16 Tons

by Acceptable Losses

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Some people say a man is made outta' mud
A poor man's made outta' muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong

Some people say a man is made outta' mud
A poor man's made outta' muscle and blood
Muscle and blood and skin and bones
A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong

You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me haven’t you heard I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
I loaded sixteen tons of number 9 coal
And the boss man said "Well, a-bless my soul"

You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter, don't you call me haven’t you heard I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter, don't you call me haven’t you heard I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

If you see me comin', better step aside
A lotta men didn't, a lotta men died
One fist made of iron, the other of steel
If the right one don't a-get you, then the left one will

You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter, don't you call me haven’t you heard I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store
I owe my soul to the company store
I sold my soul

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released October 15, 2015
Music: Acceptable Losses
Lyrics: Tennessee Ernie Ford

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Acceptable Losses Albuquerque, New Mexico

High energy and high intensity Alternative Punk band out of Albuquerque.

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