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  • This song features vocals by Elbow's frontman Guy Garvey. He recorded his part in Massive Attack's studio, and that was the final step of the Vantage Point recording process.
  • Maria Schneider is a French actress, most famous for her role next to Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci's 1973 Last Tango in Paris. Then she seemingly disappeared from the radar, before recently resurfacing, something that Tom didn't know when he wrote the lyrics.
  • The lyrics of The Vanishing are about eternal beauty, eternal love, and not having found love yet when you're over 35. To Tom Schneider epitomizes eternal youth.
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Credits
  • Guy Garvey: vocals
  • Reinard Vanbergen, Marc Steylaerts: strings

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Your time
Not seen it passing
Your beauty no
Not seen it go

A moment
Made out of moments
Made out of gold
And your silver soul

And no one knows what you’ve become
You elegantly put us on
Forever and a day
Inside your fingers
My heart’s the trigger
You pull with ease
It’s my destiny

In times
That I went looking
I had no clue
Where to look for you

Cause no one knows what you’ve become
You elegantly put us on
Forever and a day

Somewhere over tired oceans
Underneath the stars
It’s time to become who you are, my love
That sad look shake it off
The road has been too long
We’re all just passengers
In time and space
An end we never chase
But fate will erased
Marvelling at
How your beauty stays

Your time
Not seen it passing
Your beauty showed
But you had to go
A moment
Made out of moments
Made out of gold
And your silver soul

And no one knows what you’ve become
You elegantly put us on
Forever and a day…

Lalalala…

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