Math Lab

by Acoustic Ross

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about

Math Lab was a total departure for me, a chance to do something almost completely different from The Acoustic Ross Thing. Four guys born in 3 different decades, with only a few favorite bands in common, we found a sound somewhere between classic and indie, between pop and hard rock. Jarrod and I split the singing duties, and Michael and Dennis chimed in here and there too. We never got the full-length made, but this EP is a good document of what we sounded like.

Math Lab wrote, arranged & performed the songs.

Dennis recorded & mixed it all at 4112, December 2005 - April 2006.

Ross did the graphics.

credits

released May 6, 2006

Ross G - vocals, guitar, Rolling Rock
Michael I - guitar, vocals, High Life
Jarrod O - bass, vocals, Amber Bock
Dennis P - drums, Choc

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Acoustic Ross Tulsa, Oklahoma

Either Tulsa's funniest musician or its most musical comedian, Acoustic Ross has written & performed original AntiFolk/comedy music for 20+ years, releasing 5 albums, serving as house musician/MC in carnival sideshow, & playing nearly 400 shows in venues sizing from Cain's Ballroom to a school bus.

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Track Name: No Time Like The Past
NO TIME LIKE THE PAST © 2006 Ross/Math Lab

face down uptown
i think she's lost
lights blink, she sinks
early frost
can't say why i need to know
gone so long now
can't let go

she's coming down
i'm coming around

i'll bring you back
no time like the past

free will, free ride
same old tale
no high too high
no time to bail
jaded memories, faded pride
damaged goods on a downward slide

she's coming down
i'm coming around

i'll bring you back
no time like the past

she couldn't save me but i'll turn it back i know
and when she hits the ground i'll be waiting below
i've got to find a way to make this one last save
cause i still love her from the bottom of my grave

face down uptown
i think she's lost
lights blink, she sinks
early frost
last chance, stand fast
i push her back through
she'll join me here
but not so soon

she's coming down
i'm coming around

i'll bring you back
no time like the past
Track Name: Original High-Energy Dance Song
ORIGINAL HIGH-ENERGY DANCE SONG © 2006 Ross/Math Lab

you're alone tonight practicing your indecision
take my picture off the wall
sweat myself awake
a thousand miles away in my mind
but i can't bear to make the call

should have closed another door
but i keep coming back for more
i could start again anywhere
but i can't bring myself to care

out with a whimper, not a roar
don't have it in me anymore
it's more a white flag than a war
i don't have it in me anymore

i've seen that car before
i know the face and i know his name
i know his thoughts are in your head
i should slash the tires
quit this job and take my life back
instead i'm home and playing dead

i know your heart is either/or
and he's the man i was before
i can't feel my body getting cold
my nerves are dead but not my soul

out with a whimper, not a roar
don't have it in me anymore
it's more a white flag than a war
i don't have it in me anymore
Track Name: Enough
ENOUGH © 2006 Ross/Math Lab

i'll take the silver, you take gold
you take everything that's not nailed down
but that's just you
you take my future in your hands
you can't decide where i should stand
i'll stand right here and face the truth

when it comes right down to it
i know that i've been waiting too long
when it comes right down to it
i'm almost right where i belong

i'll make a dent but not a splash
i'll make you dream about the past
i won't compare
i'll be the one you want around
when i'm the only game in town
if someone's here, then i'm not there

when it comes right down to it
i know that i still don't belong
when it comes right down to it
i know where you stand and for how long
when it's down to you
i know i am still not strong enough
when it's up to me
you're not the one
but you're not wrong enough

our time is limited, i know
you won't have to tell me when to go
that's okay
but don't be surprised to find me gone
i'll find my own New #1
role reversal is fair play

when it comes right down to it
i know that i still don't belong
when it comes right down to it
i know where you stand and for how long
when it's down to you
i know i am still not strong enough
when it's up to me
you're not the one
but you're not wrong enough