Backslider

Album: Rubberneck (1994)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about lead singer Todd Lewis' youth and growing up as a Southern Baptist. The term "backslider" is a colloquialism used by Christians to denote someone who is losing ground in their growth as a Christian. >>
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    Eric - Orlando, FL
  • In the documentary Dark Secrets: The Stories of Rubberneck, Todd Lewis said, "'Backslider' was one of the last songs I wrote before recording Rubberneck but also one of the most revealing because it's about a personal experience. That song's about being a kid and being brought up in a religious household and just the anxiety and fear and sheer terror that that brought on. It was one of the earliest songs that I actually got into something really personal rather than writing a fictional story or just absolute spite."

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  • A.j. from Chicago, IlThis song's in the 1996 Chris Farley-David Spade buddy comedy Black Sheep.
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