You can dance.
You can make me laugh.
You've got x-ray eyes.
You know how to sing.
You're a diplomat.
You've got it all.
Everybody loves you.
You can charm the birds out of the sky. but I, I've got one thing.
You always know just what to say.
And when to go.
But I've got one thing.
You can see in the dark.
But I've got one thing,
I loved you better.

Last night I woke up.
Saw this angel.
He flew in my window.
And he said: Girl, pretty proud of yourself, huh?
And I looked around and said: Who me?
And he said: The higher you fly, the faster you fall.
He said:
Send it up.
Watch it rise.
See it fall.
Gravity's rainbow.
Send it up.
Watch it rise.
See it fall.
Gravity's angel.
Why these mountains?
Why this sky?
This long road.
This ugly train.

Well he was an ugly guy.
With an ugly face.
An also ran in the human race.
And even God got sad just looking at him.
And at his funeral all his friends stood around looking sad. But they were really thinking of all the ham and cheese sandwiches in the next room.
And everybody used to hang around him.

And I know why.
They said: There but for the grace of the angels go I.
Why these mountains?
Why this sky?
Send it up. Watch it rise.
See it fall.
Gravity's rainbow.
Send it up.
Watch it rise.
And fall.
Gravity's angel.

Well, we were just laying there.
And this ghost of your other lover walked in.
And stood there.
Made of thin air.
Full of desire.
Look. Look. Look.
You forgot to take your shirt.
And there's your book.
And there's your pen, sitting on the table.
Why these mountains?
Why this sky?
This long road?
This empty room?
Why these mountains?
Why this sky?
This long road.
This empty room.


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Gravity's Angel song meanings
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    General CommentI've read GR, and I find it terribly difficult to relate this tune to that book. I knew LA and this tune long before reading it, so the tune is still a great one. But as far as GR.... ? Is the ugly guy Tyrone Slothrop? I tend to doubt it.

    Well, maybe there's one thing (;->) ... the last verse where the other lover walks in, made of thin air... sounds a little like what happens to Slothrop at the end of GR - he just vanishes into thin air....
    rainwalkon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'tis amazing that this page automatically generates the following ad:

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    wiredbirdson November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis track is actually called 'Gravity's Angel' from Laurie's 1984 album 'Mister Heartbreak' mixed by Co-Producer, Bill Laswell. The song has fine percussion.
    TheDirgeon February 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's about Jesus
    naletion March 31, 2012   Link

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