Appalachian Scream


We live for the mountains

'Cause the mountains give us life

But the pits were too inviting

And they stripped away our lives

If I could holler from this hollow

For just a little help

I'm sure the neighbors would come running

Just to see for them selves

And I don't give a damn

If you don't understand


Cause I hear the voices calling

They're sending me a warning about you

Is it a haunting song from a familiar dream

Or just an Appalachian scream

We're neighbors we're not friends

I don't trust them a bit

Call it baseless paranoia

Or the way that we live

We're all escaping something

But we're blind to what it is

If I'd turn my back he'd kill me

And I'd do the same to him

And I don't give a damn

If you don't understand


I built this shit from nothing

I brought it up with love

Considering what I got now

It's still not very much

After 20 years time's forgotten me

And I wish it all the same

But they're knocking at my neighbors' door

And soon they'll call my name