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Elias Graves

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He falls to the earth

Without a sound

 

 

Take these lines and

 

A: Explain what kind of song they belong in

 

Or

 

B: Write a stanza (or a whole song) using them

 

I'm not aware that the lines are lifted from anywhere. They've just been bouncing around in my head for a few days. Figured we could have some fun with them.

 

EG

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He falls to the earth

Without a sound



Take these lines and


A: Explain what kind of song they belong in


Or


B: Write a stanza (or a whole song) using them


I'm not aware that the lines are lifted from anywhere. They've just been bouncing around in my head for a few days. Figured we could have some fun with them.


EG

 

 

Here's a quick stab at it, but I'm missing the ending and it needs more work. I need to spend more time at it, but I need some sleep tonight (the joys of parenthood and young children) -- I'm taking it from the angle of watching a suicide on a muted/unheard newscast on a bar t.v. on a late weekday night with all the other regulars....

 

 

 

Jumper

------------

Tuesday evening,

slumped at the bar

Sammy at the jukebox

not gazing very far

 

staring at the t.v.

waiting for the news

lipstick on my unwashed glass

wave for another brew

 

there's footage of a building

and people all around

He falls to earth without a sound

and is draped upon the ground

 

 

A cheer quickly rises

then is quickly lost

????

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he falls to the earth

without a sound

cause they're all deaf

in this one-horse town

and his best girl Jen

threw his ring away

made it from Iraq

she had married Ray

 

 

 

sorry .... as it is physically impossible to fall without making a sound (maybe just a bit of a whispering sound, but a sound anyway), i let my fancy get the best of me =)

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I wrote a triolet ...

 

 

 

He falls to the earth

 

Without a sound.

 

At the moment of birth,

 

He fell to the earth.

 

Inheriting Adam's curse,

 

He'll die on that ground.

 

He falls to the earth

 

Without a sound.

 

 

 

And I wrote music and started to record it, but a person from Porlock showed up and I had to offer tea.

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:D

Great stuff. Some dark and humorous takes there.

 

Like you're trying to talk the whole world down

Over the ledge but you hold your ground

You keep your cool but you have found

That he falls to the earth

Without a sound

 

I dunno. I still got nothing for it but I love those two lines.

 

EG

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Turned on the tube to channel 2

Where a plastic blonde was reading the news

Seems a handsome visitor from far away

Has come to visit with something to say

As the cameras watch his silent drift

I sit up in my chair; can't miss this

Like walking on water he hovers 'bove ground

And falls to earth without a sound

 

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