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The Adversary and The Friend

from Lamb by Workman Song

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If I blind my eyes to my love, I cannot protect you with my hate. Maybe you are the Adversary and The Friend. And if I am at war with myself, and I am trampling down each border between us — well in that case, I may become extinct like a dead nation. And so, you would then conquer yourself. And when our flag is billowing over nobody — when that day comes, I won’t know where to begin. Maybe you are the Adversary and The Friend.

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from Lamb, released April 20, 2014
Sean McMahon: vocals, guitars, organs
Kevin Grossman: percussion

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Workman Song Brooklyn, New York

Workman Song is Seán McMahon. A country preacher who cut his teeth on NYC subway platforms & stages, McMahon is known for his “gritty, freewheeling folk...earnest, amber-toned songs exploring the edges of faith” (The Wild Honey Pie) & a live show that's "equal parts Rodriguez (Searching For Sugarman), Bruce, and the Dead…what Dylan would have sounded like on about six tabs of acid" (Baeblemusic). ... more

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