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Album: Fight Or FlightReleased: 2012
This vibrant uptempo song with a tender core was inspired by singer Doug Robb's baby girl, who was born during the writing for Fight or Flight. "That is a very literal song," he explained. "Magnolia is my daughter's name. The first line is, 'I watch and wonder as you discover' - it's me looking at my child as an infant discovering the world, and hoping that I find something in her that reminds me of myself. More generally, it's a father looking at his daughter and realizing how fleeting and precious these moments are."
The rhythmic whooshing sound heard at the beginning of the song and repeated in the bridge is an ultrasound recording of Magnolia's prenatal heartbeat. "It wasn't altered tempo-wise to fit the song," Robb pointed out "It just fit. It's one of the songs I play for Maggie, and the second she hears the guitar in the beginning, she starts dancing. Maybe it subconsciously reminds her of being in the womb."