In the mid 1980s Columbia Records dropped Johnny Cash from the only label he'd worked for since 1960. Thirty years later, Johnny Carter Cash found among a huge stash of his father and mother June Carter's effects, recordings of some lost 1980s sessions which had been shelved by the record company. A posthumous album containing some of these previously unreleased songs was made available by Legacy Recordings on March 25, 2014.
This Adam Mitchell penned story song is the title track of the collection. The track tells of a struggling man who holds up a liquor store. Carter Cash told The Guardian: "The song itself deals with a sadness, it deals with a loss and it's something that we can relate to in our modern society itself."
Adam Mitchell is a Scottish born Canadian-raised singer-songwriter, whose resume includes Olivia Newton-John's "Dancing Round and Round", John Waite's "Tears" and Kiss' "Crazy Crazy Nights."
Why was the album titled after this song? Carter Cash explained to Billboard magazine: "Originally this body of work was completely untitled. After the fact, we looked at it to figure out what song would make a great statement. This was a song about sadness and tragedy in a person's life who's walking away from facing of a bitter end. There's a great depth of understanding there. But you know, I think being transferred in the title, I think it takes the listener to another place, like perhaps my dad's music spirit lies outs among the stars. It's definitely in our hearts also."