Suicide jumper song lyrics: One Quick Lesson in Flying. Gravity's Down, bridge fishermen whitecaps. MickTerry.com

Suicide jumper song lyrics: One Quick Lesson in Flying. Gravity's Down, bridge fishermen whitecaps. MICK TERRY
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( Suicide jumper song lyrics )
ONE QUICK LESSON IN FLYING
( GRAVITY'S DOWN )
Copyright 2009 - MickTerry.com

Two hundred thirty feet
is plenty of room for the tallest tall ship
that passes underneath
the flaking green paint of this ancient old bridge.
Cold steel against my side,
I never had thought they made rivets this big.
A seagull coasting by,
a quizzical look wond'ring why I'm up here.

    ONE QUICK LESSON IN FLYING:   that's all I'm going to get.
    ONE QUICK LESSON IN FLYING:   GRAVITY'S DOWN.
    ONE QUICK LESSON IN FLYING:   one insignificant step.
    GRAVITY'S DOWN.

The whitecaps far below,
just tiny white flecks 'gainst the steely blue bay.
I had no way to know
I'd be ending my life at the start of this day.
Calamity last night:
a fam'ly of four that I sent to their graves.
I crossed the yellow line,
dozing off as I drove on a couple of beers.

    CHORUS

        Shame, regret, remorse
        & a sober head now can't bring back the dead.
        Shame, regret, remorse
        & a sober head now can't fix what's broken.

A pedestrian behind tries
talking me out of my desperate plan,
enrolling passersby:
Two fishermen with poles. Both are hefty, strong men.
Together, they grab hold
& pull me way back from my resolute stand.
Restrained, confined, controlled,
I'm forced to stay alive at least one more day to live.

    CHORUS

Copyright 2009  MICK TERRY  Silent Tree Music  All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ]   BMI
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Based on improv created by  Mick Terry & Briden Fitzgerald
in Dwight Schultz's Acting 101 class at Towson University in MD.
One of the most outstanding experiences in  
Mick Terry's life.

To other suicide song lyrics:   MAN IN THE TREE
YOU'VE STILL GOT A JOB TO DO
To suicidal improvisation:   DWIGHT SCHULTZ TRIBUTE
To other death song lyrics:   GET IN LINE
TURNING OLD
DEATH OR TAXES
ANGEL IN THE BACK ROOM
PUT ALL YOUR BURDENS ON ME
DEATH MAY BE TRYING TO KILL ME
TIRED WHITE HERON (ARMANDO LOPEZ)
TRIBUTE TO BOB TERRY
TRIBUTE TO BEULAH EING
TRIBUTE TO JEFF STURMAN
TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL EING
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