Magnificent

Album: Young & Brave (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is inspired by the beauty and innocence of a young child. Said the band's James Herring, "A child that could be born into the worst of situations. A bad tempered dad, a broken family, poverty, school bullies, etc. But this zooms in on the purity, the unadulterated innocence that is born in every human. So small and precious, yet completely unaware of just how beautiful and important that is."
  • James Herring wrote the song's lyrics in bed one evening after watching the film Fences. He explained to Cross Rhythms:

    "Based in gritty 1950's black America, it's a tough story to watch. It takes you through a few generations of a family whose upbringing was dark, lonely and hard, but the last few scenes focus on this beautiful young daughter whose eyes were full of hope and purity. This song is an attempt to capture those emotions. In spite of the fears and pressures that come later in life, this is a song of joy and celebration of the beauty and incredible value each and every human that has ever walked this earth contains."

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