From the recording Double Down

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Put Another Nail

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I am a defiant singer-songwriter hold out that still believes in organic, acoustic, from the heart, originals. When I was little I heard my dad play songs he loved as a way to decompress after his work-day. I saw the therapeutic value and felt there was something in me that wanted to connect to the power of making a statement, with music. This song is the most recent manifestation of all that. I played the beginning for him, on the last visit I paid him before he passed away. I'm glad we had that time but this song seemed to wait until he passed before showing me how it wanted to end.
The last verse says it all.
Stay strong. Be you. Pay attention. Grow what you love.
That's how you change the world.

Lyrics

Put another nail in
I will not let it kill me
put another nail
in my heart.
I will rise
with all the fight that's in me
and never will I rest in your grave.
Coal-black dust
blood, bone and rust.
Never will I rest in your grave
In silence we trust
history has crushed
poor damned souls never saved.
will put another nail
Put another nail in
Put another nail in my heart
I will not let it kill me
and will rise with all my fight
and never will I rest in your grave.
My daddy was a fighter
who gave more than he got.
I saw that fire within him
burning as he fought
and I'm standing here before you
with the spirit now to say
Can't take a soul (can't take a soul)
You could not take his soul (could not take his soul)
You will not take my soul (will not take my soul)
Away (away)
But you can put another nail
put another nail in my heart
I will not let it kill me
and will rise with all my fight
Never will I rest
in your grave
in your grave.