Miner's Life (Tellurium)

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Maybe you're trying to mine this asteroid before your supplies run out


Airless and barren as a whore, she spins slowly 'round her star
My drill inches towards the ore she's buried deep within her secret heart

My dome shudders with the sound of the drill's incessant clatter
I work alone with my sensors to the ground, waiting to find
what I'm after

Tellurium to fuel my ship's machine
And enough left over to bankroll my dreams
Tellurium is what I need, crack this asteroid open and
Watch her bleed

Lost count of long sidereal nights, if I had a family I would miss them
Never seen a lonelier sight than this life-forsaken system

Her pull is weakening my bones, so I'll push my drill faster
Until she gives it up I can't get off this stone, she's gotta give me
what I'm after


Blast off, I send out a distress, that I know no one will answer
This gamble left me in a pretty mess, but I got
what I was after


from Demos, released May 20, 2017



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Slappy Thursday - Vox & Keys
Andy Weant - Guitar
Carli Klecak - Bass
Eric Kane - Drums

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