Backward

by Color Theory

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Supernatural Advisory #017: Ladders

Avoid walking under ladders or unfortunate circumstances may follow.

CONTEXT

Multiple instances of bad luck after walking under ladders have been reported. Two primary theories explain this phenomenon:

1. In Christian nations, the legs of the ladder form a sacred triangle, representing the holy trinity of father, son, and spirit. To break the trinity is to commit blasphemy and declare oneself in league with the devil.

2. Another theory relies on the resemblance of a ladder to the gallows, a raised platform for public hangings. Walking underneath a ladder is equivalent to acting out one’s execution.

Walking backward underneath the same ladder can potentially reverse the damage and break the curse.

FIELD NOTES

You caught me walking backward
Counting back from ten
Trying to turn my luck around but failing
And failing again

The trinity was broken
A sacred triangle
Underneath the rungs against a building
I’m building a fall

Walking backward
Under ladders in reverse
Walking backward
Superstition break the curse
Walking backward

This city is a minefield
Duck or hit your head
Working up the energy
For staying in bed

Take me back
To bread and butter days
To simple ways
To words we left unsaid
I’ll never get ahead
Walking backward

Maybe I’m unlucky
Maybe that’s just life
Playing out as karma
As I sharpen the knife

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released April 19, 2019

Color Theory is Brian Hazard

All songs written, performed, and produced
by Brian Hazard (ASCAP) © 2019

Cover art by Sam Todhunter www.samtodhunterart.com
Mastered by Resonance Mastering www.resonancemastering.com

Special thanks to patrons Jeroen Visser, Neil Barnes, Jonas Ahrentorp, Page One Project, Amy BuGoudi, Joel Ollila, Burt Empson, and Quietlaughter.

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Track Name: Backward
You caught me walking backward
Counting back from ten
Trying to turn my luck around but failing
And failing again

The trinity was broken
A sacred triangle
Underneath the rungs against a building
I’m building a fall

Walking backward
Under ladders in reverse
Walking backward
Superstition break the curse
Walking backward

This city is a minefield
Duck or hit your head
Working up the energy
For staying in bed

Take me back
To bread and butter days
To simple ways
To words we left unsaid
I’ll never get ahead
Walking backward

Maybe I’m unlucky
Maybe that’s just life
Playing out as karma
As I sharpen the knife
Track Name: Backward (Moonspyne Remix)
You caught me walking backward
Counting back from ten
Trying to turn my luck around but failing
And failing again

The trinity was broken
A sacred triangle
Underneath the rungs against a building
I’m building a fall

Walking backward
Under ladders in reverse
Walking backward
Superstition break the curse
Walking backward

This city is a minefield
Duck or hit your head
Working up the energy
For staying in bed

Take me back
To bread and butter days
To simple ways
To words we left unsaid
I’ll never get ahead
Walking backward

Maybe I’m unlucky
Maybe that’s just life
Playing out as karma
As I sharpen the knife
Track Name: Backward (Backward)
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amrak sa tuo gniyalP
efil tsuj s’taht ebyaM
ykculnu m’I ebyaM

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daeha teg reven ll’I
diasnu tfel ew sdrow oT
syaw elpmis oT
syad rettub dna daerb oT
kcab em ekaT

deb ni gniyats roF
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daeh ruoy tih ro kcuD
dleifenim a si ytic sihT

drawkcab gniklaW
esruc eht kaerb noititsrepuS
drawkcab gniklaW
esrever ni sreddal rednU
drawkcab gniklaW

llaf a gnidliub m’I
gnidliub a tsniaga sgnur eht htaenrednU
elgnairt dercas A
nekorb saw ytinirt ehT

niaga gniliaf dnA
gniliaf tub dnuora kcul ym nrut ot gniyrT
net morf kcab gnitnuoC
drawkcab gniklaw em thguac uoY