Emergency Exit
By: Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers
Written by: Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers

Version Of: Emergency Exit

This Version:
  • Emergency Exit (4:03)
    Available on Guero.
    Recorded at: The Boat
    Beck Hansen: Arrangement (Strings), Bass, Foot Stomp, Guitar (Acoustic 12-string), Guitar (Slide), Hand Claps, Mix, Percussion, Producer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
    David Campbell: Arrangement (Strings)
    The Dust Brothers: Mix, Producer
Fourteen miles away from a landfill grave
Never pawned my watch and chain
To the landlord living inside my head
Never paid my rent 'til the lights went dead
Then I saw my sign coming up the road
Dead ditch waitin' for to bury my load
On the avenues in the plain of day
Threw a Roosevelt dime in a bucket of rain

Now hold your hand onto the plow
Work the dirt til the sun goes down
What's left of death is more than fear
Let dust be dust and the good Lord near
It's a little too much to ask of faith
A little too late to wait for fate
So tell the angels what you've seen
Scarecrow shadow on the Nazarene

Kindness will find you
When darkness has fallen round your bed
Kindness will follow
Children will wander 'til the end

Played live 36 times:
Earliest known live version: February 5, 2005
Latest known live version: April 16, 2007