Coalman lyrics

I tell my troubles to the coalman.
He's a coalman but he understands.
He's not such a very, very old man.
He's a soul man and he takes my hand.
He makes a man feel good when he's down.
Head is touching the ground.
He's going to help you if he can.
He's a coalman.

I've been waiting for the coalman.
He's a whole man and he treats me nice.
Everybody needs a coalman.
When you're low, man, you can get advice.
He makes a man feel good when he's down.
Head is touching the ground.
He's going to help you if he can.
He's a coalman.

I need her loving so much,
the feeling is too much to bear.
You've got to have somebody,
when she's not there.

I tell my troubles to the coalman.
He's a coalman but he understands.
He's not such a very, very old man.
He's a soul man and he takes my hand.
He makes a man feel good when he's down.
Head is touching the ground.
He's going to help you if he can.
He's a coalman.

I need her loving so much,
the feeling is too much to bear.
You've got to have somebody
when she's not there.

I tell my troubles to the coalman.
He's a coalman but he understands.
He's not such a very, very old man.
He's a soul man and he takes my hand.
He's gonna help you when he's down.
When your head is touching the ground.
And he'll help you if he can.
He's a coalman .
Coalman...

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What do you think is the meaning of Coalman by Bee Gees?