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    General CommentFantastic song, one of Sage's best ever in my opinion. It tells the true story of Christopher Daniel Gay aka Little Houdini: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    I've read a variety of news reports about this guy and most of the events mentioned in this song seem to be completely factually correct. The 'chorus' parts about the mother's plea are even a direct quote of her actual words to the police, more-or-less.

    The only part of this song that I've found no evidence to be true, is this verse:

    "Similar situation, it was a bizarre coincidence
    When he escaped from the prison the first time,
    Not this time, but the one before
    He visited his dad
    Cause he was dying inside of a mental ward
    Suffering from Alzheimer's
    He paid respects
    Made his peace
    When he was done
    He didn't run
    He returned himself back to the police"

    I've not read anywhere that he escaped from prison to visit his dying dad, or that he ever turned himself back to the police after escaping. Does anybody know if Sage made this part up to embellish the story for the purposes of the song, or whether this did actually happen? I acknowledge that this verse certainly makes it an even more beautiful tale for the song, but it would be nice to know whether or not it's true.
    snowiersmackon May 16, 2011   Link

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