The Day The Canaries Didn't Sing

2013 Words and Music by Kevin A. Gray

 

My Daddy worked in the coalmine

Two canaries his only friends

My Dear Ole Ma she died inside

When Time swallowed him at twenty-five

Oh how she cried

The day the canaries didn't sing

 

My Mother workin her whole life

Two fine babies she did raise

her dear ole heart would sigh inside

each time he would kiss her goodbye

She'd cry at night alone

Wouldn't sleep til he got home

Fearin the day

The canaries didn't sing

 

It's the long way to the devil

It's a hard way to free your soul

I took the wrong way with my sweetheart

For she left me for another ago

She left me for another long ago

 

My Daddy worked in the coalmine

Two canaries his only friends

My Dear Ole Ma she died inside

When Time swallowed him at twenty-five

Couldn't look into those eyes

For the tears would never dry

On the day the canaries didn't sing

 

And oh how she cried

On the day the canaries didn't sing