Durban Deep
Words:Bernard Taupin
Music:Elton John
Performed By:  Elton John
Copyright:© 1989 Big Pig Music Limited
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I won't see you `till Christmas.   I breathe coal dust, I get blisters.
But the foreman he don't worry.   He say 'work boy there's no hurry'.
Don't that big red sun look a lot like fire -
     when you come out of the ground after forty eight hours?

Going down, down, down, down, down.     Going down  in  Durban deep.
Going down, down, down, down, down.     There's no mer - cy  in  my  sleep.
I  just hear the drill and hammer   -   feel the killing heat.
Going two miles down to the heart   -   of Durban deep.

I was born on amen corner.   I pound rock face, I get lonely.
But my family they go hungry - still the boss man he call us lazy.
Don't the old blue heaven look a lot like your eyes -
     when you're blinded by the brightness of the Transvaal sky?

{Repeat Chorus, then Repeat & Fade Intro}
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