Miners rescue song lyrics mine disaster: If I Could Breathe Sago Mine sole survivor Randal McCloy Jr.  MickTerry.com

Miners rescue song lyrics mine disaster: If I Could Breathe Sago Mine WV sole survivor Randal McCloy Jr. MICK TERRY
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( Mine disaster miners rescue song lyrics )
IF I COULD BREATHE
Copyright 2006 - MickTerry.com

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( With all due respect & sympathy for all mine workers,
victims, survivors, rescuers & loved ones )

Well, now, Mr. Grover, it's almost over.
There's not much time left down here after all.
You know what seems peculiar?
I barely even knew you.
Yet, yours will be the last face that I saw.

    IF I COULD BREATHE just a little bit easier,
    breathe in a sunny day,
    fill my lungs with air so fresh and sweet.
    IF I COULD BREATHE just a little bit easier,
    sniff at a spring bouquet,
    fill my eyes with those that mean the most to me.

Well, now, Mr. Grover, it's almost over.
It's just us in this dark mine all alone.
You know what strikes me funny?
I did it for the money.
I pulled a double shift to pay a loan.

    CHORUS

        No offense intending,
        but I'm too young to see this ending,
        while you, on the other hand, had a pretty full life.
        You've had your share of mem'ries,
        but I've got two bouncing babies,
        a mortgaged home, a rusting car & a pregnant wife.

Hang on, Mr. Grover, it's not quite over.
Is lack of air affecting what I hear?
Do you hear someone drilling?
A music simply thrilling!
But, wait ... it's going away. We're over here!

    CHORUS

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5-13-14:
Soma, Turkey:  deadliest mine disaster since 1984 - 300+ may be dead.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/14/turkey-mine-disaster-anger-rage-hopes-survivors-fade

10-13-10:
All 33 Chilean miners rescued via tube & escape pod
after 2 months in collapsed mine.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-chile-miner-rescues-20101014,0,1311890.story

4-5-10:
Deadliest US mining disaster in 25 years at Massey Energy's
Upper Big Branch coal mine in Montcoal, WV:
29 dead after preventable huge methane explosion.
Hundreds of safety violations had been reported for years.
Massey CEO Don L. Blankenship:
"Violations are unfortunately a normal part of the mining process".
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/us/07westvirginia.html

11-21-09:
Deadly Chinese coal mine explosion
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34074833/ns/world_news-asiapacific/

3-25-06:
Written just before Randal McCloy, Jr.,
the sole survivor of the Morgantown, West Virginia,
Sago mine disaster (1-2-06),
was finally released from the hospital with improving health,
but impaired mental facilities.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sago_Mine_disaster

Margaret Reid Poetry Prize (Traditional Verse - Secondary Short List) June 2008 - If I Could Breathe  Margaret Reid Poetry Prize   (Secondary Short List)   June, 2008

To other natural disaster song lyrics: (TORNADO) TORNADO ALLEY
(EARTHQUAKE) THE BIG ONE
(RAIN FLOOD) PLAP, PLOP, PLIP
(TSUNAMI) WHEN THE WAVE CAME
(HURRICANE) THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLIEST
(WILDFIRE) MAKING THE WORST (OF A BAD SITUATION)
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