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A World Groove

from Impossible Figures by Magellan

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On 09/11/2001 I was doing an interview for a magazine in Spain. The journalist asked me, "are you ok?" and I replied,
"yes, why?." He thought I was in New York and told me to turn on the TV! That is how I found out. I think the shock of
that moment and the days that followed (as I was in Washington D.C. on Sept 13, 2001) subconsciously drove much of my
music. I'll never forget the intensity on people's faces in D.C. ...While this song isn't specifically about 9/11, emotionally
it was the impetus. I spent lot's of phone time with friends in New York who gave me accounts of being only a few blocks away from the disaster at the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex.Their voices are completely indescribable now.


A World Groove

From Madagascar to Mozambique
Washington to Oman
The drums of war still beat

Business was booming
Now your stocks in the can
Because New York City
Was the promised land

Conflict of culture
Open season on the free world
Now it's North Korea
But are bigger flags unfurled?

Let's stand tall in uncertain times
A world groove is spinning
No sense to the signs
It's a new world order in infancy here
We're losing generations to chaos
We're not evolving - we are history now.

Fashion is sexy
And the catwalk rules
No winter collections this year
'cause a slowdown brews

Wagner in Israel
But hey, Armstrong - now HE was really King
Well the Beatles to Ellington kick ass
Ya, they're musical genius still sings.

I stand in this holy land
Divided by only man
Jerusalem cries for a better day

Fly over oceans far away
Human rights in the light of day
Reflect a much different world

America - call it Disneyland
I can't even think about it
On and on it goes
Its best not to think at all...

Earthquake and flood
Tornados touching down
We've got super bowl action here
While aids is killing half the town

Health and disease in Africa
Don't you forget about the acid rain
Burning our countryside (down)
In money's name

Lincoln - Jefferson
Rolling over in their graves
See modern politicians shrink
From making costly waves

Can you feel the world groove?

Smart bombs and Presidents
United Nations -
Refugees, mercenaries, bankers,
Terrorist stations -
Cadillacs, Cartiers
Reservations for two -
Kids are starving with gluttony
In plain view

Well, I think I've made my point here
That's all for today
All I want is one more shot
For the epitaph to say:

"All they tried to do is make a difference here - that's it."


from Impossible Figures, released November 15, 2014


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Magellan San Francisco, California

Magellan is a rock band from the SF Bay area, formed in 1985. Trent Gardner, the main songwriter is known for composing "Leonardo The Absolute Man" a rock opera based upon the life of Leonardo da Vinci. Lyrically,Magellan's themes are of the classic human condition and irony of living in the 21st century. There are spiritual battles, emotional conflicts,levels of battle with darkness, and more. ... more

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