The Loss of Our Oceanographic Technician

from by Timothy Bracken

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Jacques Cousteau
wandered too far
last seen in a photo
taken by his best friend on the coast of Var

Jacques Cousteau
could hear sonar
by watching dolphins navigate
through the straits of Gibraltar

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we followed you into the ocean
greeting every creature with a new name
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Jacques Cousteau
never makes it hard
to understand all the things
(that scientists fold in their arms)
scientists say are not ours

Jacques Cousteau
meet Jean Michel-Jarre -
he'll write songs to play
in your deep sea saucer

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spending time with the rays and coral and sponge
spying ship wrecks with the help of your aqua-lung
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young Jacques costeau
sent us a postcard
posed in spacesuit swimwear
holding fish like stars

Jacques costeau
we want to know how you are
we still can't find you
and we've been searching hard

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constellations drawn from points pinned on a map
we couldn't track your coordinates
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Jacques Cousteau
wandered too far
last seen in a photo
taken by his best friend on the coast of Var

credits

from Parti​-​color, released July 30, 2013
Katie Feild - Lead vocal, backing vocals
Dave Hadley - Dobro
Timothy Bracken - Guitar, drums, bass, kalimba, harmonium, melodica

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