Mining for Coal Lyrics

Randy Travis


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Matraca Maria Berg, Ronnie Samoset
album: Track 1 in album No Holdin' Back
release date: 1989-9-26
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:07
composer: Matraca Berg

Cover Art

Randy Travis No Holdin' Back cover art
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I've searched the world over all of my life
Just looking for something
To make my love shine
Like a candle that burns in the night
But I came up with nothing
Till I looked in your eyes
Deeper and deeper inside

And all of the treasures
I found in your soul
Was like finding a diamond
When you're mining for coal

I've been a fool for glitter and gold
And women that sparkle shiny and cold
Like a statue carved out of ice
They shimmer like tinsel
On a blue Christmas night
But they never were quite so bright

As all of the treasures
That loving you holds
It's like finding a diamond
When you're mining for coal

I was a miner
And you were a rock in the dust
But you became flawless
When you were you polished by love

And when I found you
I lost all control
I found me a diamond
Just mining for coal


Track Listing

  • 1 Mining for Coal
  • 2 Singing the Blues
  • 3 When Your World Was Turning for Me
  • 4 He Walked on Water
  • 5 No Stoppin' Us Now
  • 6 It's Just a Matter of Time
  • 7 Card Carryin' Fool
  • 8 Somewhere in My Broken Heart
  • 9 Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart
  • 10 Have a Nice Rest of Your Life