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Gravity pulls: a song about the disappearance of Louis Le Prince.
There was a man who disappeared,
his train compartment sealed clear.
First Paris bound but soon they found him missing
There was a man with no regrets,
the first to film his cigarettes.
A brother killed the other with no motives
A man went round the ocean
and locomotion left withdrawn.
A hum from the oracles said gravity pulls
the man who spoke out was gone.
Lost him in the fog in Germany
said Edison stenography.
Mechanic cross Atlantic led him homeward.
No gloves, no bags, no jewelry,
no shoes to shine for irony
but nothing but projector’s past could save him.
A man stopped short of the ocean
and vague emotion overwrought.
A cry from the aging fools say gravity pulls,
the man that the land forgot.
A man drowned in the ocean,
and set in motion a claim dismissing.
A hum from the oracles said gravity pulls,
the man who spoke out was missing.
from A Man Disappeared Once
released January 4, 2014
*Composition, programming and lyrics by Kirk Pearson
*Vanessa Grasing: Lead Vocals
*Kirk Pearson: Backup Vocals, Violin, Cello, Electric Piano, Synths
*Julian Korzeniowsky: Narration, Mellotron
*Cooper Lynn: Piano
*Nick Dunston: Bass
*Cole Blouin: Guitars