Internationally-acclaimed Songwriter,
Performer and Recording Artist
from County Durham, England

Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

 

A Rich Seam

 

Lyrics

Come take a look at this rolling vista
Beneath its blistered fields lie caves of destiny
With untapped veins undiscovered waiting
For you to stake your claim upon their richest seam

This churchyard holds its share of history
In small graves littering its bonnie silent green
How many failed or missed their calling
Through time spent stalling over what they could have been

And though you be a tiny satellite
One day you may be shining bright
Become a glorious sun, cast your light on everyone
Radiate your creative delight

Procrastinate and time will rob you
Of all the things that you might yet achieve
Mistakes breed strength don't let them deter you
From finding yourself amid your own rich seam

There are those who would control your course for you
And there are those who would seek to steal your dreams
So let it rock their weak foundations
To see you reap the treasures of your own rich seam

And though you be a tiny satellite
One day you may be shining bright
Become a glorious sun, cast your light on everyone
Radiate your creative delight


Come take a look at this rolling vista
This cracked and blistered jewel-encrusted legacy
From mine to yours never deny it
Jump up and cry it as you dig your own rich seam

(Gary Miller)

© 2000 Whippet Records

Copyright Control MCPS/PRS

 

Releases (on Whippet Records unless otherwise stated)


Cover Version

Marie Little

Hot Flushes to Free Buses

CD (HCN CD 005, Greengage Records) 2000

 

Publications

Word Sharing (A Literary Anthology)

Tübingen Universitåtsstadt (2017)

 

Video Clips

Gary introducing and performing 'A Rich Seam'
live at Neckartenzlingen Gymnasium on 4th May 2010,

on tour with longtime collaborator, poet and friend Keith Armstrong.

Gary introducing and performing 'A Rich Seam'
live at Katie Fitzgerald's, Stourbridge on 17th August 2010, 

as part of a series of UK shows with legendary Australian duo Mick Thomas (award-winning singer/songwriter) & Michael Barclay (both of 'Mick Thomas & The Sure Thing' and formerly of 'Weddings Parties Anything').

 

Gary introducing and performing 'A Rich Seam'
live at the 100 Club, London on 18th August 2010, 

as part of a series of UK shows with legendary Australian duo Mick Thomas (award-winning singer/songwriter) & Michael Barclay (both of 'Mick Thomas & The Sure Thing' and formerly of 'Weddings Parties Anything')
The show also featured Phil 'Swill' Odgers (of 'The Men They Couldn't Hang').

Gary performing 'A Rich Seam', 'Tübingen Refrain', 'This Village'
live at Kulturhalle, Tübingen, Germany, on Friday 17th November 2017,
30th Anniversary of the Literary Twinning between Durham and Tübingen,
and Book Launch of the 30th Anniversary 'Word Sharing' Anthology.