Music Monday Sept 26: My Backwards Walk


There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear.

Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer to say, “You might like this” and if they don’t like it, so be it.

Maybe you will find a new favorite.


I have featured Frightened Rabbit before, but I heard this song again and deemed it worthy. Full version and then a solo performance by lead singer Scott Hutchison (20 November 1981 – 9 May 2018). 

I’m working on my backwards walk
Walking with no shoes or socks
And when the time rewinds to the end of May
I wish we’d never met, then met today

I’m working on my faults and cracks
Filling in the blanks and gaps
And when I write them out they don’t make sense
I need you to pencil in the rest

I’m working on drawing a straight line
And I’ll draw until I get one right
It’s bold and dark girl, can’t you see
I done drawn a line between you and me

I’m working on erasing you
Just don’t have the proper tools
I get hammered, forget that you exist
There’s no way I’m forgetting this

I’m working hard on walking out
Shoes keep sticking to the ground
My clothes won’t let me close the door
Cause the trousers seem to love your floor

I been working on my backwards walk
There’s nowhere else for me to go
Except back to you just one last time
Say yes before I change my mind

Say yes before I
You’re the shit and I’m knee-deep in it
You’re the shit and I’m knee-deep in it, you’re
You’re the shit and I’m knee-deep in it
You’re the shit and I’m knee-deep in it, you’re
You’re the shit and I’m knee-deep in it
You’re the shit and I’m knee-deep in it, you’re
You’re the shit and I’m knee-deep in it
You’re the shit and I’m knee-deep in it, you’re

-Leon


Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available: The Second View

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