Don't Come Out of the Hole

Blue Highway


INTRO: Verse



I was a young man in my prime, I was barely 23

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When I caught what I thought was my loviní wife with the sheriff's deputy

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They tried me in Knoxville, east central Tennessee

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Life and day I heard them say, In Brushy Mountain Penitentiary



††††††††††††† Don't come out of the hole, don't come out of the hole

††††††††††††† You gotta stay down in the cold dark ground

††††††††††††† And burn another load of coal

††††††††††††† Don't come out of the hole, don't come out of the hole

††††††††††††† The state owns the rights to your body, til the good Lord claims your soul


I hadn't been there very long, I guess a month or so

When they said we need more men in the mine, so down in the ground you'll go

Don't even think of running, is the first thing I was told

Cause there's a guard with a gun and orders to shoot

The first man comes out of this hole




Now here I am an old man, the end is drawing near

Let me tell you one thing, and I'll make it very clear

There's nothing in this whole wide world worth the sacrifice of life

Not even the love of a jealous man for his two timing wife