Shinin' Down (McKagan Duff)

"This is an Al Bloch song. It was kind of a depressing story about A white-trash life with no way out. But this kid in the story is fighting His way out. And I reinterpreted it as, anybody can do that, get out Of any situation. "Shinin' Down" sounds almost like you're talking about God, But it's any kind of inspiration. If somebody wants it to be God, great. Or it could be yourself, shining down." - Duff Sister's in the old barn, sleeping off a big storm Brother's at the pool hall, thinking all his bad thoughts Papa's in the cellar, sneaking off a quick drink And god is up in heaven, no one cares what he thinks (Chorus) Shining down, shining down Mama's living in her grave, buried with the frying pan I'm just sitting on the porch, waiting for the mailman Papa doesn't have much hope, he wishes things were better When I get a chance to leave, it's gonna be forever (Chorus) Shining down, shining down... yeah At night sometimes I take a walk, down by The power lines Somewhere I can be alone, sit and smell the ozone God says "don't you be afraid" he can make it better If I get a chance to leave, it's gonna be forever Shining down, shining down, shining down, Shining down