Perspectives

by Rigorous Proof

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This album is dedicated to Brandon John Brooksher.

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released 12 December 2014

All songs written, performed, recorded and produced by Rigorous Proof, except All Time Is Now, October Dusk, and Battles, which were co-written with D. Squelch.

Mixed, mastered, and engineered by Rick Spagnola at Dogwater Studios, Reno, NV

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Rigorous Proof Reno, Nevada

Rigorous Proof is an alternative/indie rock group. The members are veterans of the Reno, Nevada music scene. The group includes: Johnny Harpo, Adam Landis, Jesse Lee, and Wes Forster. Legacy members include: David Alastair, Brandon Brooksher, Greg Ryssman, and Danny Schuveiller. ... more

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Track Name: All Time Is Now
See I've got to pull myself by my bootstraps
No one's gonna do it all for me
I've been searching for a moment
Where I can be who I want to be

All time is present now
And I can't get through the door
All things must come to pass
But our hearts want more and more

And I sit and I split in two
Just like I always do
I'm confined by the things that just ain't true
And what has time got to do

Cause all time is now

See I've got to flip my patch from left to right now
Cause that's the only way I'm gonna see
I've been cutting diamonds for the sake of sympathy
I need to do it this time for me

All time is present now
And I can't get through the door
All things must come to pass
But our hearts want more and more

And I sit and I split in two
Just like I always do
I'm confined by the things that just ain't true
And what has time got to do

You wanna change the now
But you never knew how
Why don't you
Get it all together love
You wanna change the now
But you never knew how
Why don't you
Get it get it get it get it
You wanna change the now
But you never knew how
Why don't you
Get it all together love
You wanna change the now
But you never knew how
Track Name: Perspective
One man leaves the bar with his girl
While another man needs a fix and his head does twirl
He says, "Gimme all your money and I'll leave you both alone!"
Now one man's brother is dead while another son is sitting inside a cell
One girl looks in the mirror and hates what she sees
Cause she's staring at the girl on the cover of the magazine
Searching for perfection that she will never find
And it warps the perspective of her fragile mind

All these crazy things things that we do
Searching for happiness under skies so blue
We can't get what we want or what we need
Until the power of love overcomes the power of greed
And we learn how to see

One man stands on the left while the other stands right
And they're calling out eachother and there's no end in sight
They're putting up walls and they're leaving the rest to die
Both say it won't work and they both won't try

All these crazy things things that we do
Searching for happiness under skies so blue
We can't get what we want or what we need
Until the power of love overcomes the power of greed
And we learn how to see

Lot's of people talking, they're talking 'bout the world today
I said there's too much talking, there's nothing left to say
If people can't learn to love instead of hate
Then the world is over, that's the end of the debate

All these crazy things things that we do
Searching for happiness under skies so blue
We can't get what we want or what we need
Until the power of love overcomes the power of greed
And we learn how to see
Track Name: Don't Call Me Montezuma
Well the ravens tell me things
What winter's end will bring, oh
Not a thought that I could breach
Cause you were always out of reach, and you know
The earth is dead and turning red
And the people are all fat and funny-fed
That's what they said

Time is rolling on
And all the things
That we are building
They wont be here for long
Time is rolling on
And all the things
You think are wonderful
They wont be here for long
Time is rolling on
And when you finally see
That it cannot be, well
Don't call me
Don't call me Montezuma
Don't call me Montezuma

Now they're picking up the pace
Cause it must be a race for space around here
Build a tower to the moon
Cause there's nothing left on earth to consume
And their search for gold is getting old
And the people will not do just what they're
Told...not anymore...no

Time is rolling on
And all the things
That we are seeing
They wont be here for long
Time is rolling on
And all the things
You think are precious
They wont be around for long
Time is rolling on
And when you finally see
That it cannot be, well
Don't call me
Don't call me Montezuma

I know I'm not the only one
Don't call me Montezuma
Track Name: Songs of Triumph
Just a second, just a moment's glance
I feel the quiet desperation as the seasons pass
I was a lost lover looking for a second chance
Til I saw the sun cry for the moon
And all the stars came crashing down and end it too soon

Just a second, won't you hold my hand
You were the last living lover that I'll ever defend
And we tie a knot when we're caught singing songs of despair
Well you saw the sun swallow the moon
And all the stars supernova and end it too soon

I walk alone
And I sing along
For us to be one again
Don't you know

I can never tell from my fall from grace
I'd love to rip a hole in time and space
I can never sing those songs of despair
Singing songs of triumph with you
Track Name: Going Home
Standing just a little past sunset
Gotta get out of this town
There's a place in the desert
Other people going down

I'm standing with nothing
My guitar in my hand
A girl pulls up next to me and says,
"The Playa will provide and baby I got a ride"
Find the others, oh rock n roll
Ooooo I said we're going home

All night traveling cars
Caravan under the stars
Road looks like a serpent on fire
Black Rock City awaits

I'm standing with nothing
My guitar in my hand
A girl pulls up next to me and says,
"The Playa will provide and baby I got a ride"
Find the others, oh rock n roll
Ooooo I said we're going home

Well I've been stuck here without an answer
I've been stuck here for an age
With all the hippies in the dust
All the world is a stage
And I wonder
If I could do it all again
Would I do it all the same? Maybe
Well I've been stuck here without an question
I've been stuck here for a week
With all the sculptures in the sand
But they dont's speak
If I could do it all again

Standing just a little past sunset
Gotta get out of this town
There's a place in the desert
Black Rock City awaits

I'm standing with nothing
My guitar in my hand
A girl pulls up next to me and says,
"The Playa will provide and baby I got a ride"
Find the others, oh rock n roll
Ooooo I said we're going home
Track Name: October Dusk
Days went by
You and I were singing songs
And there were love notes written on canvases
And sleeping in all summer long
In an endless sea of memories
There will always be you and me

I don't know where you went
I don't know where you go
Everytime I start thinking of you
I'm just on Lander street again

On and on
As the rain poured down
There was not a drop of song
That could hit the town
Seasons change
Diamonds turn to dust
I think of you
On october dusk

I don't know where you went
I don't know where you go
Everytime that rain turns to snow
I'm just on Lander street again

I can see my footsteps out the door
I can tell my heart will never want more
October dusk and I'm thinking of you
I don't know what I am going to do
About you about you about
Track Name: Chameleon
Bring brang brungeth out from the sky
Looking at the moon like a pizza pie
You got a gleam in your eye
I don't know why

Star like tides move back and forth
You and I huddled on the front porch
And your colors did change
And mine turn to question why
Question why

On and on you spoke about the moon and the birds and the trees
On and on you choke on the words that you believe
Purple can turn to green but first you got to be

Chameleon chameleon chameleon
Settle down

Little lizard sitting on a bed of woes
Your whole room is a mess of clothes
You got a gleam in your eye
I found out why
Yellow belly lizard snake of the seas
All your words mean nothing to me
And your colors did change
And mine turn to question why
question why

On and on you spoke about the moon and the birds and the trees
On and on you choke on the words that you believe
Purple can turn to green but baby first you got to be

Chameleon
Change before you grow
You never actually know
What it is to be
The world outside you see
Chameleon
Everyone
Am I you

Chameleon what have you done
With everyone I know
Chameleon turning green to red
Changed all those things you said
Chameleon what can I do
Your heart beats red
Your blood is blue
There is not one thing you can say
There is not true
Track Name: The Moth
Moth dashes into the light
The light flickers from dim to bright
And the chatter outside is brought now
To a whisper
The sky turns from blue to red
Indigo won and the sunlight fled
I will think of you till the sky turns green

Cause I love
I love
I love you
Oooooh

The moth dances like a fluttering heart
The moon glances and never parts
And the earth floats like smoke
As I exhale
Flame dances around my hand
The night has come to love the land
I will think of you till the earth grows cold

Cause I love
I love
I love you
And I love you
And I love you
Oooooooh

Moth dashes into the light
The light flickers from dim to bright
And the chatter outside is brought now
To a whisper
Track Name: Battles
Then as it was well it shall be
There is an open door that
Only seems to close for me
You say you picked the lock
But I swear you had a key
I don't care what it takes cause
I should be released

Everytime I'm running from the shadows
It always seems to be uphill
It is not amusing to me at all
I said I'd never do this again
It's a battle

Looking back I'm not the one
Seized by another sattelite
You don't allow me ever to be free
When I paint pictures of the sea

Everytime I'm running from the shadows
It always seems to be uphill
It is not amusing to me at all
I said I'd never do this again
It's a battle

I know that it's all been said before
You could win the battle but not the war
I know that the matchstick can burn
The tree that it came from

And all at once I caught a glimpse
Broken halo enshrouded in ellipsis
It shows the antics can catch a kiss

I know that it's all been said before
You could win the battle but not the war
I know that the matchstick can burn
The tree that it came from