"Prove It" as written by and Tom Verlaine....
The docks
The clocks
A whisper woke him up
The smell of water would resume
The cave
The waves
Of light, the unreal night
Flat curving
Of a room

It gets funny

Prove it
Just the facts, the confidential
This case, this case, this case that I
I've been workin' on so long

First you creep
Then you leap
Up about a hundred feet
You're in so deep
That you could write a book
Chirp-chirp
Birds
They're giving you the words
The world is just a feeling
You undertook

Prove it
Just the facts, the confidential
This case, this case, this case that I
I've been workin' on so long, so long

Now the rose
How it slows
You in such colorless clothes
Fantastic, you lose your sense of human
Project, protect
It's warm and it's calm and it's perfect
It's too "too too"
To put a finger on

Prove it
Just the facts, the confidential
This case, this case, this case that I
I've been workin' on so long, so long

This case is closed


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"Prove It" as written by Tom Verlaine

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    General CommentGreat song! - Television show a humourous side. Everytime I hear it, I think about those B&W Gumshoe Detective 50's series - Dragnet, etc - the Chorus is so evocative of them - I can see Verlaine with coat and hat grilling down a suspect in a dark room with one lamp. Love the whistling birds part, and of course, the end - "This case is closed" - Mega!
    bkat004on April 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis means pretty much the same as "I might be wrong", it's about a guy who has practically devoted his life to finding some tangible philosophy, but the impossibility of objectivity. It's all angsty and stuff :( But i like it :)
    Rocason November 05, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretationof course the lyrics could have different readings and interpretations, but i read somewhere this particular one was based on "The Long Goodbye" a detective story by Raymond Chandler.
    spook!!on March 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI bet that Elvis Costello's Watching The Detectives was majorly influenced by this song. Both great songs. Apparently my mum used to dance to this when she was my age, which is pretty weird to think about.
    Strangleron April 14, 2009   Link

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