Pretty Dress

by Bill Palmer's TV Killers

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inspired by the legendary mining families in Ludlow, Colorado.

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Pretty Dress

How much longer dear, can we stay in this town?
Never should've come out here -Should've turned around
All I do is break my back down in the mines
But there ain't no turning back this time

Too many mouths to feed -Not enough hands to bleed
All they sell at the company store are hollow dreams
The boys are getting restless down in the hole
With your face all covered in dirt, make you feel like a mole

Put on your prettiest dress
You're the only light in all of this darkness

The word came down the pike that we're hanging up our shovels
They say that the National Guard is rolling up the gravel
We just wanna feed our children on better wages
They wanna crack our skulls, throw us back in our cages

Back in some far off city, the man counts his dollar bills
There ain't no train to take us from these Colorado hills
If there was a god in heaven, he'd cut down the company killers
All I hear is a deadly wind, blowing through the willows

Put on your prettiest dress
You're the only light in all of this darkness
When you fix your hair up nice
I'm the luckiest man alive

In the softest morning light, they put their guns along the hill
They might try to make us break, but they never will

Put on your prettiest dress
You're the only light in all of this darkness
When you fix you're hair up nice
I'm the luckiest man alive
Put on your prettiest dress
You're the only light left in this darkness
When you fix your hair up nice
I'm the luckiest man alive

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released February 17, 2014
Recorded at Frogville in Santa Fe, NM

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Bill Palmer's TV Killers Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nevermind the bollocks, here's the TV Killers!

Bill Palmer -voice & guitar, Stephanie Hatfield -voice & guitar, Matt McClinton -the bass, Dale Blalock -the drums

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