"Scotty's Lament" as written by and Michael Connell....
So surprised,
I fought windmills.
So surprised,
I saw angels.
I know my place in this

So surprised,
I had visions.
So surprised,
You were in them.
I found my place in this world.

It's you I swear,
it's you I swear,
I delight in your despair.
(I'll wait for you)
It's you I swear,
it's you I swear,
Giving me the right
(I'll wait for you)
It's you who lied,
it's you who lied
When you had to swallow pride
(I'll wait for you)
It's you I swear,
it's you I swear

So surprised,
Thoughts escaped me.
So surprised,
Words escaped me.
I know my place in this


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"Scotty's Lament" as written by Michael Connell

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    My InterpretationSeems to be about the distorted relationship or friendship between the singer and the person he talks about, where even though the other person lied and was the root of problems, the singer blames himself and drowns in a feeling of guilt. Otherwise there is no explaining for lines such as "I faught windmills" or "I delight in my despair".

    A lot of early Connells songs were very hard to decipher. "Seven" for example is another example where the lyrics are too introspective to really know the true meaning.

    Interesting PS: the band in its early days was once named "Raleigh's local depressants" in a local magazine because they thought the lyrics were gloomy. I guess that is due to lines such as "I delight in my despair". I think whoever wrote for that magazine never heard of Joy Division and such. The Connells depressing?? Oh god, no, not at all.
    Cracked Pleasureson August 08, 2012   Link
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    QuestionAnyone have any ideas about the title of this song? (When I first saw it on the album insert, my first thought was of the Star Trek character.)
    GwiberWyrddon June 13, 2017   Link

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