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

 

Digging for Victory

 

Lyrics

I always felt I could go it alone
Didn't need anyone to say I was wrong
Right all the time was my favourite line
I could write a book about it now

Friendship came and friendship went
Like the devil collecting unpaid rent
Growing fat on appreciation of myself
I never knew love and it never knew me

So close the door behind you
There's coal upon the fire
See you when I see you
Tonight I'm bloody tired
But I'll be digging for victory
While you're snuggled up in bed
And while I'm thinking of tomorrow
Will you think of me instead

Take these coals to Newcastle
For that's all you mean to me
And hold that light up higher
While I dig for victory

Just don't ask to join me
For I'm standing on my own
Where the shadows lengthen on the hearth
And the sad winds howl and moan

So here's one for the morning
And here's one for me
Will you toast this master plan of mine
That's going to set us free

Will you come at last to see me
Will you mourn when I come to die
Will your love reach out to touch me
And hold me as I cry

So close the door behind you
There's coal upon the fire
See you when I see you
Tonight I'm bloody tired
But I'll be digging for victory
While you're snuggled up in bed
And while I'm thinking of tomorrow
Will you think of me instead

The door's now closed behind you
There's no warmth from the fire
Tonight I'd love to see you
Even if you're tired
I've stopped digging for victory
Now I'm snuggled up in bed
And I don't think about tomorrow
I just long for you instead


(Gary Miller)


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