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Tests of Time (long version) - (Tests of Time CD)

(Randy Gentille/Tom Pederson)
Randy Gentille
Just a little story - "TESTS OF TIME" - How it all began!

It's dusk. I'm standing outside, just awestruck with probably the most breathtakingly
beautiful, Southern California sunset that I have ever seen! It's the kind of beauty that
brings tears to your eyes.
Just the day before, I'm at Audio Post Studios in Hollywood, California. Tom Pederson
and I are laying down the tracks for my new song, "Tests of Time" - my first instrumental
(so I thought)!! The session went great and we captured everything that I envisioned
capturing - instrumentally. Very satisfied with how it all came together, I am putting my
guitar back in my case, getting ready to leave - Tom says, "Randy, I have some homework
for you! I would like you to create a few lines - 2 maybe 3, to vocally capture the
"Tests of Time" emotion." Cool, I said - awesome idea!!

(Oh, now we're back at the sunset!) (Over here!!)

Totally surrounded by the incredible "fiery" colors of this unique sunset, I look to
the right - a perfect view of the Topatopa Mountains - SO MAJESTIC, and capped with pure
white snow!! Instantly, my imagination creates this river, swiftly flowing down the mountainside through a valley of reds, blues, and greens. The feeling is incredible - QUITE SURREAL! The words, as well as the emotions, begin to flow....

A river flows swiftly down snow-capped mountains - quite surreal.
Winding through valleys of reds, blues, and greens - as far as the eyes can see!
Imagine bright colors of the spectrum surround you,
More beautiful than marmelade skies.
Somebody calls, your heart's pounding, it's racing
The passion's revealed through your eyes!!

Back at the studio - "Tests of Time" is born!! Possibly my defining song as an artist
and songwriter.
SO MUCH meaning lies somewhat hidden in this song - a dual meaning, actually!!
First of all... Well... just listen to the song - we'll talk!!

E-mail me your thoughts - and I'll e-mail you mine!!

rgentille@roadrunner.com
"Tests of Time" (written by Randy Gentille)

A river flows swiftly down snow-capped mountains.
Quite surreal.
Winding through valleys of reds, blues, and greens.
As far as the eyes can see.

Imagine bright colors of the spectrum surround you,
More beautiful than marmelade skies.
Somebody calls, your heart's pounding, it's racing.
The passion's revealed through your eyes
Through your eyes, through your eyes.

Ooh tests of time, Ooh tests of time, Ooh tests of time
Ooh tests of time - tests of time, tests of time, tests of time
Standing the tests of time together.

Through your eyes time has no end.
The beating of the heart - forever.
So much higher - falling deeper in love.
Standing the tests of time together.

Through your eyes.
The beating of the heart.
Falling deeper and deeper in love.
Standing the tests of time together.

So much higher and falling deeper in love.
Standing the tests of time together.
Falling deeper together - falling deeper forever.
Ooh tests of time.

Imagine bright colors of the spectrum surround you.
Their beauty intensifies.
Somebody calls - your heart's racing.
The passion's revealed through your eyes.
Then you're gone - gone!!
Then you're gone - gone!!