Butter Side Down

from A303 by Greg Hancock

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Musings on the questions that have obsessed humanity for centuries...



How many angels dance on the point of a pin?
Can I confess my sins and then just go and do them all again?
Is this wine or is this blood?
What did Noah do with all the fish in the flood?
You want to eat meat? On Friday? Eat a beaver -– it’s a fish.
Spots on your skin? Burn your neighbour as a witch.
Broken mirror? Touch some wood.
Thou shalt not kill –... unless the Pope says killing’’s good.

A Universe created with a word
Celestial spheres encircling the Earth
And holes in the spheres letting Heaven’s light through...
And there’’s a place in Paradise for you.
But first you have some suffering to do.

Which came first – the chicken or the egg?
Why are cat’s noses dry and dog’s noses wet?
Could monkeys, given time infinite,
really write Romeo and Juliet?
Does a tree in the desert fall without a sound?
If everything always travels half the distance,
how does rain reach the ground?
And still nobody knows
Why the toast falls butter-side down.

A Universe with no beginning and no end
You head off in a straight line
and then you come back round again.
And there’’s a hurricane that’s born on a butterfly’s wing
And a box with a German cat within
That’’s both dead and alive ....
Till you look in

A Universe both benign and depraved
Light that’s both a particle and a wave
And all of us – from the cradle to the grave
Find that the ground on which we stand...
The ground on which we choose to take our stand...
Feels less and less like safe solid land


from A303, released September 1, 2017
Guitar and vocal : Greg Hancock
Violin : Sharon Lazibyrd
Bass : John Gallagher

Recorded at Rapunzel Studios and Valvetastic Studios.
Mixed and mastered by George Arnold at Rapunzel Studios


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Singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Devon, England.

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