The Lame Shall Enter First

by The Shots of Perspective

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Recorded in the Spring and Summer of 2002 at the West Building in Toccoa, GA. Produced by Jamey Bozeman.


released November 1, 2002

Except where noted, all songs by Michial Farmer.

Michial Farmer: Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Accordion, Air Organ, Piano, Trumpet
Jordan Thomae: Bass
Chris Foley: Dums
Jamey Bozeman: Slide Guitar on "Your Song"
Amy Fincher: Vocals on "Your Song," "Iconoclast," "The Pittsburgh Waltz," and "Let It Be an End"; Clarinet on "The Coward's Way Out"



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Track Name: Your Song
This is where it's blown to bits.
This is where your treasure chest is
Opened up and emptied out
And everything you'd never want to see.

I swear that we will make it, love.
I swear the skies are bluer somewhere.
And the sun will never dip behind
The Appalachians for forever, love.

And oh, you will learn to live,
Learn how to survive.

If all you need's a holiday,
God knows they'll take that away, too,
And walk away and never look behind
At what they've left behind.

It's Labor Day, and you're working,
And what will you have to show for it
In four years but some worthless degree?
And maybe this is wanderlust,
Or maybe I am onto something.

You could end up painting houses.
You could end up working in some factory
Until recession shuts her down.

Then you and I will move out West,
Past Nebraska, past New Mexico,
To California's open arms.

And we'll sit on a hill there by the lake,
The rotting Rust Belt half a world away.

But there's always something for you to forget,
Someone to let go,
And in the end, you're always looking,
Looking for a way out.