Nude Canon

by ROUGH CHURCH

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Nude Canon.

Brave Girl:
Greg Franco- acoustic gtr/vocal
Jef Hogan- Bass
Jon Franco-Drums
Kaitlin Wofberg-violin, viola/bk voc
Carey Fosse- guitar
Dayna Richards- trumpet and fluglehorn
Andrew Bush- tambo

A Comet (You are):
Greg- elec gtr/vocal
Jef- Bass
Jon-drums
Kaitlin-violin/ rain stick
Carey- lead guitars/ keys
Dayna- trumpet and fluglehorn
Andrew- shaker
Greg and Gem Silver – background vocals

Song for the Market Actor:
Greg-gtr vocals
Jef-bass
Jon-Drums
Kaitlin-violin, bk vocal
Carey- lead guitars and piano



Egyptian Mermaid (ribbon of the Nile understands):
Greg- gtr/voc/octopad/toy piano
Kaitlin- violin/viola/keys
Carey-guitar/piano
Dayna- fluglehorn
Gem-bk voc

Librarian Warlord (live in at Grandma’s Warehouse 6/23/2012:
Greg- gtr/vocal
Jef-Bass
Jon-Drumming
Kaitlin-violin
Carey-lead guitar

P.J. vs. the mouse (December Hi’s and Lo’s )
Greg- acoustic gtr/vocal/sleigh bells
Jef-bass
Jon-drums
Kaitlin- violin
Carey-guitar/piano
Dayna- trumpet and fluglehorn
Adrew Bush-acoustic guitar
Gem- bk voc.







Greg Thanks:
Michelle, Mom, Christine, Steph Davis, my family, Michelle’s family Donald(the studio dog)giz, gina and zucca, Rachel Gutek ,Andrew, the band,
Credo, Joaquin, Mike Taix, Jenna and Amanda, Lance and Gloria, Nader, Dean A., Jef, Andrew Mai Tai, the NZ folks, the Bioletti’s, V.Pearl, Moss, Ash Krishna, Bob Scott, Alister ,Paul Kean, Kaye Woodward, The Bats, The Clean, Clare in Wellington, , Hector Chick, Sandra Bell, we love Port Chalmers!
We love New Zealand!!!!


Recorded at Grandma’s Warehouse in Historic Philipino Town,
Los Angeles CA.
from 6/23/2012 to 11/2/2012
Produced by Andrew Bush
Engineered by Andrew Bush
Mastered by Shane Smith
All songs written by Greg Franco
Sofahablando Music Publishing (ASCAP) 2012







A sunday barbeque in Historic Philipino town.
Grilling is close to Temple, and a quincenara is happy.
A video game is going in the house.
Hardware store is selling plants, and you can smell the Thai food from across Glendale Blvd.
People are Smiling, laughing, getting a smoothie at the
Tribal café’
At night, glasses are clinking, spirits are pouring at the 1642.
A smart redhead bartender just put on Nina Simone.
But as 2am comes, so do the wolves.
Stay inside.
The cannon is nude as is the page.
You see nothing, just blindness from the shot.
The sounds splits your eardrum, so much louder than
A drum.
A guitar?
Much louder.
The flash so bright, like a thunder shock of lightning.
Running in the night time Los Angeles streets, sometimes it bites you.
Remember, You are a comet. I am a comet, breaking against the sky.
The dust settles. It happens again and again.
Far too much.
But like a tree in the forest, you might not hear it fall.
Lucky that…or unlucky that.
Something out there said No.
So we could come back and say Yes.
We are sent by the spirit of Otis Redding, Celso Chavez, Elliot Smith, Spaulding Grey, the prayers of a certain grandmother, and moms and pops.


Stay strong Brave girl/boy
Keep ripping the bows in the sky Ms. P.J. Especially in December.
Keep the libraries funded, clean and safe.
I will stand tall against the forces that come for our firewall.
Giants come up from the sand and walk with you… talk with you, all you need to do is call on them, your karma is good.
The wolves ARE out today, but we can fight them with laughter, and our guts.
Take back the sacred night. Be the ground beneath you like a guru.
I’m just passing thru.
Greg Franco Nov. 2012

credits

released February 1, 2013

Comet (You Are)
So I heard about you, and your eternal sleep,
settled into the rocks grass and sea
into the warm normal
It shocked us all when you faded

You wanted to build a village, nice place for you and your kin
Instead you felt the darkness, tide was coming in.
It shocked us all when you faded
I took a snapsot
Of Hale-Bop

You are a comet
It looked like a firework, Kahoutek

You are a comet

And you are breaking against the sky.
You were the last of the firey trees
Over it you said “nothing is meant to be”
I looked in a mirror in a dream
Thoughts like lava flowing
It shocked us all, sadly stated,
Took down our credit rating

I made a snapsot
Of Hale-Bop

You are a comet

It looked like a firework, Kahoutek
You are a comet,
And I’ll keep tilting forward, bless me lord, I’ll keep making my boat go.

You got me, You really got me, You really got me now.
You are a comet
And you are breaking against the sky.

Egyptian Mermaid
Egyptian mermaid


I have met an Egyptian Mermaid
She impressed me with her charms
The village finds that she aspires
With the flood of this new time.
Make their dreams come true
I can walk with you, make your dreams reveal,
no fate is really sealed.

I have met an Egyptian mermaid,
Soon will feel her feet on sand.

When they see how much she loves them,
she will walk the land
Giants will come up from the sand
Ribbon of the Nile understands
Understands
Understands
When she returns to claim her crown.

Brave Girl

Brave girl wakes up to her,
Japanese alarm
Puts on her backpack
And kisses her mom

She’s walking right down
Determination Ave.
Brave Girl’s a rare soul,
could be just like you

Brave Girl etc.

Working towards her own world

She don’t suffer fools lightly,
So get over it
Brave Girl This is your time, and you just can’t quit.

She’s won’t end up
Broke or Pregnant, like
her girlfriends
Shes her own free spirit,
to the end.

Brave girl etc.

Working towards her own world
Not your typical girl.

Sometimes she’s got it really rough.
The wolves are out today
Brave girl won’t fear
She will make it go her way.

She’s dealing cards that were dealt to her
Putting down four of a kind
Brave Girl’s on
fast forward not rewind


Brave girl etc.
You can change this old world


Song of the Market Actor

Can we pick up the numbers,
overhaul all front runners,

fool any iris scanner,
grease a tell-tale itchy palm,

unearth sacred ancestors,
rip out the featherbedding,

be ground beneath a guru,
help to ease those growing pains,

Can we get out lives back
Up and running?

trip the wires of persuaders,
reveal mounting inner fire,
Grease a tell tail itchy palm.

slip away the silken bonds,

take back the sacred night,

lyric by David Eggleton

About "Librarian Warlord"

This one started as a title first. I misread a Rolling Stone article about a Liberian warlord and thought, “Hmmmmm… what is this story about a Librarian Warlord?” Then I corrected my mistake but it was too late since I had a movie in my head about musicians, songwriters, and poets dropping their pens & guitars and going into armed defense mode against the anti-intellectuals, anti-science, book burners, zealots. It kinda wrote itself and I blew off a little steam.

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Rough Church Los Angeles, California

Rough Church was conceived after the demise of Ferdinand, the band that existed from 1994-2003. Baseball, Concrete, rare steamy rain, tumbleweeds and lost poems about dirty chimneys are what influence this band. It spits out indie pop classic jams that get us compared to everything from Minutemen, Pixies, Broken Social Scene, WAR and Grand Funk. Deal with it! We can't get away from it. ... more

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