So along with some main characters there are a few supporting characters that pop up in Chronolocity. Noel Roarke, Levy’s father is home recovering from his near fatal accident. He often cheers up Levy, by singing his favorite song (when he was in third grade) The Inventor’s Song. It tells the story of some well-known inventors and how they never gave up, even when the going got tough.
Dad: “Hey Levy, it looks like you’ve had one of THOSE days today.”
Levy: “Man, Dad, you have no idea.”
Dad: “Actually, I do. Remember that Inventor’s Song I wrote?”
Levy: “Ah, yes. Please don’t tell me you’re going to sing it now.”
Dad: “Sure, it’s the perfect time day like today.”
Levy: “Really? Now?”
Dad: “You loved that song.”
Levy: “When I was in like…third grade.”
Dad: “I think it’s a reminder to not stop dreaming, Son.”
Levy: “You’re going to start singing now aren’t you?”
Da Vinci wrote down his
With ink and parchment
Of dusty old tan.
A Renaissance man
He was called by some;
Inventor and painter for a time to come.
Newton’s color was
A brilliant red
For the fruit that smacked him
Upside his head.
It’s then he discovered
Below that grand old apple tree.
George Washington Carver
Was just nuts about his plan,
To crack the secrets
Of brown peanut land.
We count more than
Four hundred ways
He made use of that nut
In normal folk’s days.
Levy: “Dad, are you going to sing the entire song, now?”
“I was getting to your favorite inventor, Levy.”
“I figured that’s where you were going with this.”
“I bet you think I am going to sing with you?”
“He’s your hero.”
“I think you see the light.”
The world to see,
With the yellow bulb of
How many times to make it right?
I’ve lost count but that man was bright.
Henry Ford built a factory
On four black tires
For his Mo-del T.
Because he built
The motor car
We can hit the roads
And travel far.
His friends were green
When Einstein discovered
When E equals MC
They called him a genius
Even with crazy white hair.”
“Not all scientists have wild crazy hair.”
“No, just the really smart ones.”
“And the mad ones” (sinister Igor laugh)
“Dad? DAD!” (Dad still laughing)
Marconi first cranked up
The radio tunes
With invisible music
Through the wild blue.
FM AM XM stations,
Bring his waves
Across the nations.
Gold is the color
Just for me,
The inventor who is yet to be.
Give me some time,
Give me a chance,
And I too will shine
My work will dance.
“See, when you smile, the sun comes out.”
“Don’t loose your sense of humor, that will keep the mad scientist in you sane, trust me.”
“Gees, Dad. You’re going to do the robot, aren’t you?
“Only my dad”
“Son, this is our dance. Don’t tell me you’re too cool to do the robot with your dad.”
“As long as you don’t put it on You Tube.”
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Your friend in time,
Or in the time less wisdom of Willy Wonka himself: