Susan Odella


Lyric Credits: Susan Odella
Music Credits: Susan Odella
Producer Credits: Susan Odella
Publisher Credits:
Performance Credits: Susan Odella-Vocals&Keyboards/Sandy DelaCruz-All other instruments
Label Credits: Erica & Angela/Harmonies/Vinta Recording Studio
Short Song Description:
Long Song Description:
I wrote and recorded this song in 2000, when a local mine shut down and hundreds were out of work. I recorded it locally, with a guy I had been in a band with. My young daughters did harmonies on the Chorus/Ending.
Story Behind the Song:
Song Length: 4:11
Primary Genre: Rock-Americana
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo / Feel: Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal: Female Vocal
Language: English
He worked the mine for twenty years
In rain and sleet and snow
He planned his life around the clock
Then back to work he'd go
The trains would run, the trucks would haul
But then the sad day came
The mine was shutting down for good
No ore would be made

CHORUS - Midnight Rain is falling down
He won't be coming home
Midnight rain is falling down
He won't be coming home - coming home

I used to wait for morning light
His midnight work was done
The shift was hard, the nights were rough
Until the break of dawn
But now his travels found him work
At night he won't return
And I am left with memories
A heart can't help but yearn


BRIDGE - He's far away and can't come home
Each time the morning dawns
So I'll remember rainy nights
And long for their return


He won't be coming home - he won't be coming home - Repeat