Fall on me

All on Me, but General Relativity

Lyrics and voice: Murasaki Hiroshi| Mix: KoryoVT

Song Concept

This song traces my path to falling in love (the theory of Relativity is the main reason why I started studying physics). From the space-time approach in special relativity, where time expands and space contracts as we approach the speed of light in inertial reference systems, to the terrible fascination of Einstein’s equations that explain how mass can deform the shape of space-time. This song touches on the elements that made me fall in love the most: Einstein’s postulate stating that the speed of light is constant in all reference systems, Minkowski’s space-time, the metrics proposed as solutions to Einstein’s equations and everything that comes with it, up to the paradoxes of General Relativity, a theory that over time has proven to be as solid as it is elegant. “Fall on Me” is about falling in love with a theory as irresistible as gravity itself.

Lyrics

What would I do without your space-time?
Drawing me close, and then stretching me wide
I find myself sinking, no halting, I can’t hold your bound

What’s going on with that constant light?
Moving so fast, time lags behind
And as I near it, with all of my might,
still out of sight

My time’s ticking slower, but I’m feeling fine
Y’all space contracts, yet I’m out of that bind

‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your laws and all your frames
Your paradoxes, and all your claims

And give your flow to me,
I give my flow to you
You’re my light and my certainty
Even when I move, I’m stilling

‘Cause I give you all of me
And you shift my call, to you

Yeah

How many times do I have to tell you?
Even when you warp, you’re beautiful too
The curvature pulls me, bound by the mass you accrue

You’re my downfall, you’re my muse
My worst attraction, you set my cues
I can’t stop falling, is laid out my path
towards you

My time’s ticking slower, with your pull so fine
Your mass holds tight, free drift, yet confined

‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
I love your curves and your geodesics
Your black holes, and all your metrics

Give your pull to me,
I give my pull to you
You’re the place where time’s beginning
Even when I fall, I’m lending

‘Cause I give you all of me,
And you shift my call, to you

Give me all of your
Mass, often energy, they’re both intertwining
Warping it all,
our space-time

‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
I love your laws and all your frames
Your black holes, and all its names

And give your flow to me,
I give my pull to you
You’re my light and my certainty
Even when I fall, I’m lending

‘Cause I give you all of me,
And you shift my call, to you

You share your fall with me
and I share my fall with you

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