Tunnels (Flynn Johnny)

I knew no vices and I knew no sins I knew the words but they didn't sink in Stayed out those tunnels that pull people down There's more of those tunnels in your home town Fell far from grace, so far I couldn't see And oh, underground, I wasn't that far from the tree We're all digging if you wanna know Fixing, digging far too slow, far too slow We dug for money, we shoveled four tons And the end wasn't funny though we'd all had fun Limping and broken the tunnel fell in I've been limping from tunnels since my original sin Birthright's a trouble, my father dug too He got where he was going at the age of sixty two We're all digging if you wanna know Fixing, digging far too slow, far too slow A new pair of boots and a chisel in your name Says we could be in the same hole attracting the same blame If I knew the way to the ornamental tree I would tell you, we'd be jailbirds, I'd be winking twice for free Don't call on your brother, odds are he's here and all Being gentle with the people who were knock-kneed from the fall We're all digging if you wanna know Fixing, digging far too slow, far too slow We're all digging if you wanna know Fixing, digging far too slow, far too slow