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Turn Off The Gravity

from Phase Transition by Glen Raphael

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This song won the Iron Filker award at OVFF 2012. The assignment was to write and present (within three days) a song on the theme "Gravity sucks"


When you are cold, turn off the heat
When your belly aches you've got to eat.
When you feel sad you need some levity.
And when you are low, turn off the gravity.

Then you can float on your commute - just flap your arms
Though it'd go faster in your air suit - the jetpack is extra.
See, nobody knew that there was a knob.
Or maybe they thought it wasn't their job.
It could have been you but I just confessed it:
When I see a switch, well, I pressed it.


Now we can fly to the moon or stars - just kick off hard
And all of the universe is ours - the trip may go slowly.
Still I'm having fun just floating around.
I'd gotten so tired of feet on the ground.
No need to stop time but I'd like to pause it.
And there's one more switch left in my closet.



from Phase Transition, released October 21, 2013




Glen Raphael New York, New York

Glen Raphael is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who performs songs on such nerdy and diverse topics as quantum physics, bedbugs, and the Statue of Liberty's mid-life crisis. Glen has won Best Original Song awards at NCSA events and is the current organizer of the New York City Folk Music Meetup. ... more

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