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Hymn For A Heathen

from Impossible Figures by Magellan

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A continuation of my unanswered questions from "Late For Church".


Hymn For A Heathen

Ritual of mourning
No praying in his faith
A heathen is rejoicing
No God, so there's no grace

How can he understand this
When war is at each hand?
Rejecting all mysteries
He just won't see...
That saved, he can be

Forgive the heathen -he's asleep now
All that he can do
Of him I'll ask-
Is your soul worth the price to pay?

Well, finally discovered
When he looked upon your face
The melodies that kept him
From dying in this place (more and more)
What it really comes to
Is the passion that we shared
In this fight I gave everything
And I never held anything back

But by the time he found this out
I had walked away
I had moved on to another place
And another day - it was too late.

What are his chances now?

What can I do?
I'm confessing here
As I'm waiting for you -
Yes, I'm waiting for you...
With this hymn for a heathen.

Can you hear me now?
Won't you please hear me now?
All I'm praying for is a heathen.

Lord, he's not the same man now
He can't hear you anymore...
'cause his old ways -
His old ways are gone...


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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