This lass
Some fifteen odd years
Is widely known
To have spat
In her teacher's lap

And will not take it back
And now I see
How after all their crap
She rightly came to that


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Pam Berry song meanings
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    General Comment[ This sets the stage for Phantom Limb. We have a young school girl who unapologetically rebels against the system which has mistreated her. ]

    The lyrics as they appear in the CD booklet:

    This lass,
    Of some 15-odd years,
    Is widely known
    To have spat
    In her teacher's lap.
    But now I see,
    How after all their crap,
    She rightly came to that.
    sackofcatfoodon June 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis isn't really a song... it's an intro to Phantom Limb. I kinda like it.
    savethemooseson April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like it it's very bizzare and more in tune with Chutes Too Narrow. Country rock? I definitely heard surf-rock when I first played it.
    ripelivejamon October 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is awesome...just to short. For fun, earlier today I taught myself to play it in an acoustic folky, more traditional shins type style...and it is awesome. The chord progression is simple yet original...and the vocal melody, in typical shin's fashion, is great.
    harshfuryon October 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFalling down the rabbit hole, perhaps.
    ladybug87on November 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor now I see,
    How after all the crap,
    She rightly came to that.
    ladybug87on December 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis lass, some fifteen odd years, is widely known
    to have spat in her teacher's lap (and will not take it back)

    And now I see, how after all the crap, she rightly came to that
    ElvisAteMyDonutson December 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this song about THE pam berry? (black tambourine, glo-worm)

    anyone know? black tambourine is one my favorite bands of all time...
    impacton December 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust saw The Shins in San Diego a couple of weeks ago, and James sang this lyric live:

    "...is widely known to have spat in her teachers GLASS" (which actually makes more sense than spitting in the teacher's lap).

    And oh yeah, the show was GREAT.
    ElvisAteMyDonutson December 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentElvisAteMyDonuts is right about the lyrics except that it's "after all THEIR crap." At least, that's what the liner notes say.
    drm00seon January 28, 2007   Link

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