A Kick In The Shin

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We started recording this for the "Retrograde" sessions, when the band was a four-piece. Lizzy played guitar in the band back then, and her rhythm guitars are still all over this song, in addition to her bass line.


Suspended sentences hang in the air
Pushy passengers with too much to share
Confused resentments reflect off the wall
A sheen of desperation glist'ning on them all

Why, oh why?
I know why

Got your blinders on, now head out
Don't look at no one, stare at the ground
It wasn't my fault (I didn't do it)
No one here can blame me
Ain't life a kick in the shin

Harried looks and stolen glances are sent me
Crestfallen eyes ogle my life of plenty
I know you'd like me with you in the mire
Alas, my plans are something else entirely

The way out is to own up (I am to blame)

There was nothing I could say
(Don't blame me)
There was nothing I could do


from Life Like Luster, released September 27, 2007
Words and music by Shawn Farley.




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