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Walls of Illusion

from by David Allen Slater

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I wrote this song to try to describe my own process of songwriting from a behind the scenes look. Songwriting is a very solitary and personal experience that leads to self discovery. I tried to illustrate what takes place with me, as a songwriter and how that inspiration begins.

Many have told me that upon hearing this song for the first time, they drew the conclusion that it was a religious song. I did not write it with that intention but the beauty of a good song is that it can mean so many different things to so many different people.

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WALLS OF ILLUSION
Words and Music by David Allen Slater / BMI
Copyright © 2009 by David Allen Slater
Written April 14th 2009 out of an idea conceived in 2008

WHEN I CAN'T FLY
FLY ANY FURTHER
OH I REACH FOR YOU
TO PULL ME OUT
OUT OF DESTRUCTION
TO SUNNY SKIES OF BLUE

AND OH WITHOUT A CLUE
I AM SO UNCERTAIN
YEAH JUST WHAT TO DO
BUT STILL I TRY
TO FILL THE SPACES
WITH MORE AND MORE OF YOU

Chorus:
WHOA YOU'RE LEADING ME
OUT FROM THESE GATES OF CONFUSION
YEAH AND BREAKING DOWN
ALL THESE WALLS OF ILLUSION
AH AH AH WOAH OH
WHOA OH OH
OOOH YEAH
AND I'M SO GRATEFUL TO YOU

AND LATE AT NIGHT
WHEN I AM COLD AND HURTIN'
WITH NO ONE ELSE AROUND
TO MAKE A SOUND
EXCEPT FOR ME
BEHIND THESE CURTAINS

A STEADY FLOW OF WORDS
MIXED UP WITH EMOTIONS
YEAH I'M TAKING IT ALL DOWN
AND MAKING SOUNDS
THAT'LL CROSS
THE DEEPEST OCEANS

Ending Chorus:
WHOA YOU'RE LEADING ME
OUT FROM THESE GATES OF CONFUSION
YEAH AND BREAKING DOWN
ALL THESE WALLS OF ILLUSION
AH AH AH WOAH OH
WHOA OH OH
YEAH YOU'RE LEADING ME
OUT FROM THESE GATES OF CONFUSION
OOOH OOOH OOOH
WELL AND BREAKING DOWN
ALL THESE WALLS OF ILLUSION
AH AH AH WOAH OH
WHOA OH OH
OOOH YEAH
AND I'M SO GRATEFUL TO YOU

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from Influenced, released August 15, 2009

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David Allen Slater Ringgold, Georgia

David Allen Slater is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, who successfully released his self-produced debut CD, Influenced, on August 15, 2009

David's music has been promoted by Windows7, Signal Radio FM, Acoustic Alternative Radio, Chicago's own The Edge On Air and Alternate Revolt Magazine & 42 guitar compilation CD's. He is currently working on a new CD.
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