Bended knee
Nine years old
Waitin' for
Just one word!

I was thinkin' of all the things
My daddy told me of
Sin and salvation and
Manhood and dignity

All that time
In the dark
Just one word
Backslider!

I remember the day I stepped
Into the water
My daddy held me in his hands
And pushed my head under
And said

Son I am
So proud.
Just one word
Backslider!

Well I opened my eyes
And my daddy held me in his hands
I looked up through the water
And thought I saw Jesus, and then

Well I threw up my hands!
And I heard, Amen!
And I prayed, sweet Jesus
Don't let me become a backslider!


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Backslider Lyrics as written by Todd Lewis

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    General Commenti think that this song is about the way in which his beliefs were molded by something he experienced as a child. basically how his religious beliefs were formed by his father and that "day [he] stepped into the water."
    and the way that it shaped his beliefs being that he doesn't want to "become a backslider". ok, that's my two cents.
    blogspotsuckson May 27, 2002   Link

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