"Backwards Marathon" as written by Thomas Giles Rogers, Paul Andrew Waggoner, Cartland Blake Richardson, Robert Dustin Waring and Daniel Lanford Briggs....
The early love seems to become jaded... I'm never expecting this... glance towards the mirror, imagination toward the stars... the endless desire for my one and only true love... this will never change i predict.... but i do get tired.. if only they knew what push we have given... for this music... this happiness that keeps us all sane... cold nights seem to force questions, not wanting to accept these thoughts... I have worked and will keep working... to keep the tradition of my one true motive in life... music... my only love... once building drum boxes and pretending to be the artist... I guess I'm here but it feels weird... so weird... to know how weird all this can be... it seems to never work out like I planned... like we planned.

One day it will all come together... first place desire in the backwards marathon... that's all we can ask for...

It's raining... it's raining... it's raining... it's raining...
When the sun comes up, it's still raining.
Slowly grow... weeds turn into... smiling trance... never mentioned

The early love seems to become jaded... I'm never expecting this... dance for the mirror, imagination towards the stars... the endless desire for my one and only true love... dreams won't let go... thoughts will not change... can't watch it fly away.

Lyrics submitted by In_My_Dreams

"Backwards Marathon" as written by Daniel Lanford Briggs Cartland Blake Richardson

Lyrics © Another Victory Publishing, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY

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  • +5
    General CommentThe song meaning is clear. Music has been Tommy's (and the band's) dream and know that he's finally doing what he loves to do, it blows him away. Now he's wondering how fast they'll end up succumbing to shittiness.

    I guess one of the things I love about BTBAM is the way none of their lyrics really fit the music they play. But it all fits.

    I play them all the time at work and one of my co-workers always says, "Kill! Kill! Die! Die!" and says I have shitty taste in music.

    If he only knew. BTBAM doesn't have to worry about being remembered. They'll be remembered and appreciated by the REAL music lovers as opposed to those zombies who go out and buy those overproduced piece of shit Britney Spears records...
    XBFNoodleson January 16, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis is the only song that puts shivers down my spine every time I hear it.
    TylerLon May 05, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis band is the perfect combination of soft and heavy shit.
    The Cocktopuson January 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel like I'm going through exactly what Tommy has went through. I have been waiting so long to have a full band and I'm the only one in the band who is clear of the busy life so I have to wait ..... "It's raining, It's raining" .... for so long ..... "one day it will all come together", thats all I ask for. thank you tommy for sharing your feelings about this sort of topic, that I'm going through, It feels nice to know I'm not the only one who is going through this.
    rimdog379on August 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment..its gotta be about the band or tommy or whoever's desire to become a musician..."I have worked and will keep working
    To keep the tradition of my one true motive in life
    Rymonon January 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHis one and only true love.

    for the music.
    LostPerfectionon January 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcrazy transition from screaming to just singing they are awesome
    undErneethon April 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so sick, the soft breakdown is unbelieveable. When Me and a Friend started singing it at football practice it started to rain. It was magical.
    Mikemat5150on June 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about how the band has gotten so good.
    but are unmentioned because they are not "mainstream".
    It's about how all the bands that are considered "mainstream" suck.
    "first place in a backwards marathon."
    Backwards Marathon means a race to create the most mainstream music.
    loopholeeon September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand its heading backwards because by creating shitty, poppy music, the progression of music is reversing. i.e. backwards marathon
    loopholeeon September 13, 2007   Link

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