The Miner (SP)

by Civil Simian

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Ruari's cousin was a miner; he inspired this song about a man trapped underground, working a job that he hates, who is suddenly thrust into the sunlight to reintegrate with society.

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There was a miner / waiting to get tossed in the dirt
he didn't care what his job made him do
with his skin collecting angles / and hair collecting tangles
I guess he got old / or so he told

He said well I lost my job / I lost my way
don't care about it / just get through today try not to OD
so delicate but mostly

she said I want you to notice / I can be devoted
yeah I want you to notice me

There was a miner / in his life he crossed many roads
and shovelled whole loads of bullshit
when he knelt beneath the power
on him she began to shower / all her praise
or so they say

He said well I lost my job / I lost my way
don't care about it / just get through today try not to OD
so delicate but mostly

she said I want you to notice / I can be devoted
yeah I want you to notice me

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released July 1, 2020
Ruari McCloskey - vocals, acc gtr, cover art

Marty Price - elec gtr, engineering, mixing

Ben Fleming - keyboards

Sean McCann - bass, bk vocals

Colm O'Flynn - drums


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Civil Simian Belfast, UK

Belfast altrock/funk 5-piece with sprawling tastes in electronica, jazz, groove, dub...

Something like a Radiohead/RCHP hybrid with powerhouse soul vocals and psychedelic textures.

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