Alan Gillis (Gulliver)

Alan Gillis (Gulliver)

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Country - Rock | Chester le Street, England, United Kingdom
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Member Since: 2006
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Story Behind the Song

I was challenged to write a love song without using the word 'love' and without mentioning any facial features or body parts. This is the finished arrangement of the song that did well for me in the 2015 six pack. My first acoustic version was rated #1 song in the 'rough mix' can.

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Redemption (words and music by Alan Gillis)

Verse 1
If I lived my life again would I make the same mistakes?
When things go wrong you find a new direction
But the road that led to you was surely written in the plan

The road that led to my redemption

Verse 2
If I could start again, I know I'd need to find you
You came into my world. You gave me reason
If I could start again. If I could find the master plan
I'd write some new directions
To the road that led to my redemption

I've wasted so much time on many paths that took me nowhere
Doing what friends expected me to do
And then I opened up the door to find your haloed silhouette before me
Hypnotising, mesmerising, leading me to new horizons
Burning to my soul

Verse 3
If I could live my life again I know somehow I'd find you
The way to you was written in the plan
The stars would help me chart a course to find the right direction
To lead me to the road
The road that led to my redemption

© 2015

Song Length
Country - Contemporary, Country - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Love at First Sight, Unrequited Love

2000 and later

Lyric Credits Alan Gillis
Music Credits Alan Gillis
Producer Credits Dan Drilling
Performance Credits Mike Lusk