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The Backslide

by Magellan

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You are taken aback
With your undying loyalty
with no choice I fade to black
my words uninvited

Don't need you for validation (I'm happy)
just a longstanding admiration...

But your silence grows louder by the day
and I start to wonder
My advance must have seemed so passé (so cliché)
but it was real beyond a certainty

I can figure it out
take your full hit broadside
I can't believe there's nothing there

I can't make you love me
but we'll make love?
There's so much more you don't know
I need you to see

It's just your soul -that opened a floodgate
My soul -burst onto your scene
I just missed you by 20 years.

Feel the backslide is comin'
'cause ya say we can never be
no,call me "unrequited" -make it for eternity
Ya, I understand your space -it's a long long farside
Nothing to justify 'cause you've never known what I'm bringin'

We can figure it out
You and me not impossible at all...

My soul missed you by 30 years
My soul needs you...

Oh,it's all backslide
(In this backslide, hear me)
I see YOUR backslide comin' (ya,in this backslide)
and now I am gone..oh,but I won't apologize from the backslide.

Copyright 2015 Magellan
Written by Trent Gardner
Soul Of The Sasquatch Music, Published by BMI


released January 31, 2015
the players:
Trent Gardner: Vocals,keys,bass,guitar
Jason Gianni: Drums
Recorded & produced July/August 2015 at "Studio Sasquatch"
Jason Gianni drum tracks recorded somewhere on the east coast.


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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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