As kisses go
It wasn't anything out of the ordinary
The alkaline lips
The fingers hooked around my belt

She had to go
She took a step back in and then she started to smile
I heard a funny sound
then everything seemed to shift... Yeah

A crazy wail,
A funny shutter of a bad magnetic event
A ghost ran through us
Moving like a shadow of a cloud
And I wasnt sure
I thought that something happened but I didn't know what
The moment seemed to fade
And I turned my eyes back to her
That's when I saw
I freeze the look of pre-alert and study it still
Her smile starts to loosen
Her pupils yawn wide and then she's blown...

From the face of the earth

There wasn't any wind, no noise, no nothing just a body jerked skyward, limbs flailing like an unloved marionette, at impossible speed, receding away like a far away dot

I can see her still, scream for help but no one answered, she was
turning end on end, roaming like a long lost astronaut, I felt the summer air reclaim me, the chirp of a bird, the whisper of leaves, and I was frozen...

To the face of the earth

I never really knew the way she lived her life
I tried a couple numbers but they never called back
I didn't know her family or friends at all
With no one to call, summer turned to fall
I gave up

It's been a couple years and I guess I'm fine about it
It's not like we were married It was three or four months
And nothing's really different though it seems like I'll spend my life in planes,
Which is kind of strange
But I don't know.......

No no no no no
No no no no no
No no no no no

Lyrics submitted by gatsby, edited by ConReid

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    General Commentjonbash and fuig3 have it. Here's the interview response:

    "Did I tell you the story that the song came from? I read an interview with Michael Jordan where he talked about going to a beach house with friends. The girl he had been dating for just a little bit got sucked into the riptide at night and drowned. The way he capped off the story was kind of like, "ain't that crazy?" He's actually a pretty meditative and introspective guy. You'll catch him saying all kinds of things you wouldn't associate with a superstar athlete. I could tell he was kind of riffing on the unpredictability of things. It's funny because, how upset do you get if you've been dating someone for three or four months, and they die? That must happen in life. If someone I was just dating through my course of urban bachelorhood died after only a couple of months, I can see it being very hard to establish that they'd be dead. Are they just blowing me off? My dad passed away a couple of years ago. It's nothing like that, but watching people deal with the mourning process, they have no idea what to make of it. Reading the Jordan story crystallized in me the idea of, how upset am I supposed to be? It's an alarming one as human beings. We're very uncomfortable when we think we're supposed to be feeling more than we are, and we don't know why that is. The story stuck with me for the longest time. You go to the funeral but you're probably not going to be that upset, because you don't know them that well!"
    -Travis Morrison
    lassaon January 26, 2010   Link

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