"Magnet And Steel" as written by and Walter Lindsay Egan....
(Oh oh, ah)
Now I told you so you ought to know
(Oh) it takes some time for a feelin' to grow
(Oh) but you're so close now I can't let you go
(Oh) and I can't let go

With you I'm not shy, to show the way I feel
With you I might try, my secrets to reveal
For you are a magnet and I am steel

I can hope that I'll hold you for long
(Oh) you're a woman who's lost to your song
(Oh) but the love that I feel is so strong
(Oh) and it can't be wrong

With you I'm not shy, to show the way I feel
With you I might try, my secrets to reveal
For you are a magnet and I am steel

(Oh)
(Oh)
(Oh)

With you I'm not shy, to show the way I feel
With you I might try, my secrets to reveal
For you are a magnet and I am steel
For you are a magnet and I am steel
For you are a magnet and I am steel
For you are a magnet and I am steel
For you are a magnet and I am steel


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"Magnet and Steel" as written by Walter Lindsay Egan

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    General CommentWhats going on here?
    How come l'm the first to comment on this song??
    One of the best love songs of the 20th century, very easily written and beautifully composed.
    Cheers Wally Egan
    sleepsyon June 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about old love that he can't get over or is rekindled. It could go both ways. He might not have been able to get close with this person but when he is by her, he makes the most of it. Maybe this other person doesn't like him as much, we don't know. But it is obvious that he really wants to be near her and he feels what they have is real.
    d5464kon March 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is obviously about love. Great score there, Einstein. But what kind of Love?
    The lines "it takes some time for feelings to grow" Suggests a long awaited love, Perhaps a frienship that tuns into something more? Or a long romance that has only just become serious?
    Either way, the song is clearly stating a deep affection and uncontrolable urge to be with that certain someone. This love is different to others, more real, a serious love.
    Wait a second... this sounds exactly like my love life! The same love life that has me roaring drunk at this very moment, trying to forget my depression and hurt he brings every time we kiss. Damn him!
    Zombie_Eateron June 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commenta classic love song about a deep love imo
    esrvato69on January 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHe's told this woman "I love you", and she doesn't understand it but accepts it; although she doesn't love him, she has feelings for him ands wants a life with him.

    His love for her grew rather quickly for him when they met it wasn't as if he was meeting someone new, it was as if rekindling something that had been somehow lost.

    He knows she doesnt love him but understands her love for him needs time to grow. He accepts her for who she is simply because he loves her tremendously. The secrets he has shared with her only she knows. She's the only one on the planet who truly knows all of him, it simultaneously scares him and makes him feel good at the same time. This man is strong but feels oddly safe even from his personal demons in her arms.

    Uncontrollably he's drawn to her and wants a life with her and she feels that same longing for him, together they are Magnet and Steel.

    I know exactly how he feels... I love you Jamie.
    tonysmoothon November 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written about a woman who has left many good men in her wake How do I know ? I was one. Don't even know if she remembers me... New Years Eve 1996. Her name to me was Dolly. Most everyone else she was Stevie Nicks. I never knew til 2015 when the puzzle fell into place. I know how you feel Walter. Sand through your fingers.
    steven1061on February 20, 2015   Link
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    Song FactGuys, this song was written by Egan when he was enamored with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. She even sang back-up vocals on the original recording of the song. Egan fell hard for Nicks but, though they dated briefly, she did not return his feelings.
    danielleepon May 23, 2017   Link

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