"Tesla's Hotel Room" as written by and Brett Sparks Rennie Sparks....
In the last days of wonder
when spirits still flew
where we sat holding hands
in half-darkened rooms.

Nicola Tesla in the Hotel New Yorker
nursing sick pigeons by the open
window. Dreamed of a deathray to
disintegrate matter. Detected Morse code
from faraway planets.

He couldn't stand the touch of hair or of
skin, but stroked feathers gently
on trembling wings. Drew plans for
a camera to photograph thoughts,
vacuum tube lights, wireless phones

In the last days of wonder when
spirits still flew round bubbling
test tubes in half-darkened rooms,
Edison and Westinghouse in silk
brocade at Oysters Rockefeller
with French champagne.

But, Tesla grew thin eating only Saltines,
going days in his lab without any sleep.
Dreaming of God as an X-ray beam he was
hit by a cab while crossing the street.

Lying on his bedspread he strugled to
breath. The light bubls exploded.
The air filled with wings.

In the last days of wonder when
spritis still flew. Tesla vacated his
half-darkened room.


Lyrics submitted by southboundpachyderm

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    General CommentThis song is so magical, the idea of god as an X-ray beam is so lovely.
    pollyanneon February 12, 2007   Link

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