mining for coal lyrics – randy travis

(matraca berg/ronnie samoset)

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 nothin’
’til 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.

and when i found you
i lost all control
i found me a diamond
just mining for coal…

/ randy travis lyrics