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Recorded by: the Coal Men
Written by: Dave Coleman/Will Holland

Lyrics

Check in late at a cheap motel
Full of fools and trucks and I can’t tell
If they’d steal the shirt right off my back
And I close my eyes and try to sleep
Think of all the people I could meet
Who would sympathize about just where I’m at

I hear a ringing still – I hear a ringing still
Oh it will not fade – it never fades away
I hear a ringing still – I hear a ringing still
Oh it will not fade – it never fades away

Lonely girl with pretty eyes
With thoughts that turn to suicide
She’s never thought of love as something real
‘Cause the silhouette of a man she knows
Who broke her body and cut her soul
Is a memory that has to scar and heal

She hears a ringing still – She hears a ringing still
Oh it will not fade - it never fades away
She hears a ringing still – She hears a ringing still
Oh it will not fade - it never fades away

A boy one day then made a man
Shipped off with a gun to a hostile land
At least he thought I’ll make my father proud
He got back and no one cared
His hands would shake and they all stared
The things he’d done he’d never say aloud

He hears a ringing still – He hears a ringing still
Oh it will not fade - it never fades away
He hears a ringing still – He hears a ringing still
Oh it will not fade - it never fades away

Time can hurt leave you betrayed
There’s one thing that time can not change

And I check out of that one night room
And watch the morning rise and bloom
It’s a mystery the things still to come
I look back at the stories told
All the pain and tears of the young and old
Can we kill the things that we’re all running from

We hear a ringing still – We hear a ringing still
Oh it will not fade - it never fades away
We hear a ringing still – We hear a ringing still
Oh it will not fade – it never fades away