Redemption (AG acoustic)

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 result, but it has also been interpreted as a religious song.

Song Description

Slow-medium acoustic recording. This is the version that did well in the 2015 six pack 'rough mix' can. Full arrangement is now also uploaded.

Song Length 3:00 Genre Folk - Country, Folk - Religious
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Relaxed Subject Love at First Sight, Karma
Similar Artists Jim Croce, James Taylor Language English


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

Lyrics Alan Gillis Music Alan Gillis
Producer Alan Gillis Performance Alan Gillis
This track is on 2 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Ionut Mirel Udrea Best Country Songs 4/14/2016
Ionut Mirel Udrea Best Folk 4/14/2016
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