Lyrics

321

(words & music M. Trueack, S. Timms)

“When closing my eyes and listening to ‘321’, it’s uncanny how the song captures the sounds and experiences of actually being ‘trapped inside the earth’. Reminding me of those feelings and emotions, the empathy in Mark’s voice is spine tingling, especially about not having ‘enough air to breathe’ as this was an issue for us at the time directly following the rock fall. The ‘pitch black darkness’ will remain in my thoughts forever. It’s thanks to the rescuers who enabled us to see the sunshine again and to all the people who are still rescuing us as close friends. Thanks Truey and Sean for all you’ve done for us.” - Brant Webb

Working alone, engaging the stone, our lives went flashing past
No time to think, it was through in a blink of an eye,
With the outside world, watching on, living in silent hope,
Asking questions, theories tested, one of us sings our favourite song.

One way in, one way out,
Pitch black darkness, darker than the night
One way in, one way out,
…One way in…

Three hundred and twenty-one hours, locked inside the earth
Three hundred and twenty-one hours, before we’d see the sun again
Three hundred and twenty-one hours, every minute lasts a lifetime
Three hundred and twenty-one hours…..

Days slowly passed, no sound at all, locked inside a claustrophobic nightmare,
Hearing sounds from up above, scratching, knocking, moving slow,
Only a matter of time they said, only a matter of faith
Plenty of that from inside and out, but not enough air to breathe…

One way in, one way out,
Pitch black darkness gives way to the light,
One way in, one way out,
Perilous journey, inching closer, moments at a time…

Three hundred and twenty-one hours, locked inside the earth
Three hundred and twenty-one hours, before we’d see the sun again
Three hundred and twenty-one hours, every minute lasts a lifetime
Three hundred and twenty-one hours…..

‘Til the outside world…
‘Till the outside world…
‘Til the outside world comes crashing in

Three hundred and twenty-one hours, locked inside the earth
Three hundred and twenty-one hours, before we’d see the sun again
Three hundred and twenty-one hours, every minute lasts a lifetime
Three hundred and twenty-one hours…..