—It Is Better Farther On
from In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain (2000)
Selection made by Jamie Stewart [Xiu Xiu]:
This is a song about migration and hoping that this effort will improve their lives but knowing that it will not. The only place that will be better will be the grave. When you die things will be ok. “Jesus will forsake you never.” You can count on Him only and this life will destroy you. The only place you can find hope is in that this life will end.