Hell in the First

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I'd like to call this one a Murder Ballad, but it's told from the victims point of view and it appears by the end of the song the victim actually lives. So, I'm never too sure if it's technically a murder ballad.

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Hell in the First

Home I made it
Been driving all night and all day
I crawled out the door
And climbed down the stairs
To feel the sunlight on my face
I followed a path across a field through a swamp
Where the crocs might seal my fait

(chorus)
What's worse?
I don't know
You really can't say
Until you've been through Hell in the first

My heart was racing
Darkness falls & wild dogs howl
I reached that old highway
I forged through the ditches
And crawled through the culverts
From fear of being seen
By the man with flesh pants
I wont take a chance
When death is on my tail

(chorus)

Dawn was breaking
Blood spilling out from the stump of my arm
I stumbled into town
I got to my car in the parking lot
Of some psycho owned butcher shop
Put my key in the ignition
Got tire and tar friction
Don't trust no hillbilly cop

(chorus)

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from For My Smoke, released June 15, 2005
Written by Shiloh Lindsey
Recorded & produced by John Ellis

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Shiloh Lindsey Vancouver, British Columbia

Shiloh Lindsey is a storyteller. Her meticulous songcrafting builds rich at every layer, like a master chemist of harmonies and human connections, churning the sheer vulnerability and preciousness of life into charged, haunting alt-country. Love may come and go, morning drifts in then daylight disappears, but rest assured, one little fire is burning ever bright. ... more

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