Observations – Track 5

Track 5 – Magdalena

This is not a song about Mary Magdalene, unless it is to you. Who am I to tell you what this song is about? To me, it’s about missing someone or something that was probably never more than a vague dream. Or something that was real but is gone now, living only in memories that get foggier all the time. Sometimes, it is the lack of definition that makes for attraction. When there are things we don’t know about someone or something, we can fill in the blank spaces with our imagination. And my imagination doesn’t need much to set it off.

I also got to throw down a little banjo on this track, which always makes me happy.

I know Magdalena's not real
But I still remember how she made me feel
It's a lie no truth can conceal
And I miss Magdalena
Oh yeah, I miss Magdalena

I know there's some things I can't fix
But maybe I can still teach this old dog new tricks
Like how to stand on his hind legs
Before he rolls over and begs
Come on, old dog, roll over and beg

I know that time just moves one way
But memories linger from long ago days
Not every memory is true
The only one matters is you
Yeah, the only one matters is you

'Cause I know Magdalena's not real
But I still remember how she made me feel
It's a lie no truth can conceal
And I miss Magdalena
Oh yeah, I miss Magdalena
I miss Magdalena

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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