Atlas Stone“Believe” is a simple piano tune with minimal musical arrangement and dialogue lyrics which debate the existence of God. Written by Ric Albano in 2006 and originally included on the 2009 album Imaginary Lines 33.

A new version of the song was recorded in the Spring of 2017 with Ron Simasek adding drums and percussion. While the song maintains the sparse arrangement, it does expand sonically with a synthesized bass and acoustic guitar to accompany the piano. This album track from The Journey also features Janet Rains on backing vocals.

Song Details

Track #3 on the 2017 album The Journey
Composed by Ric Albano in September 2006
Recorded at Saturation Acres & Cygnus Wave Studios in 2008 & 2017
Produced by Bret Alexander & Ric Albano
Ric Albano – lead vocals, piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar
Janet Rains – backing vocals
Ron Simasek – drums, percussion

Listen to the Song:


So what’s the point of quiet charity
If it won’t get you the gig?
They don’t forgive irregularities
Just because your heart is big
And why leave home with an atlas stone,
When a flask of pebbles might do?
This quite excessive sense of diligence
Offends my reasoned confidence in you…

I do my best to view the world from deep behind these eyes
I draw my energy from sources not simply surmised

But what’s the point of simple clarity,
In such a complex universe?
Should we not strive towards more parity
By ripping out the contents of your purse?

I steer my ship by ancient stars and hold the wind with poise
I grasp at every passing wave in a quest to find pure joys

Believe, believe
Believe, believe

So what’s the point of quiet charity,
If you don’t bag some esteem?
Complied reduction of this narrowly sliced time
Just seems obscene
And who would roam with an atlas stone,
When there are so many sights to see?
What’s the point of true contention,
When the scientific evidence has been decreed?

I beat my path with head held high and wisdom at my heels
I don’t pretend to know that this is how we all should feel

Believe, believe
Believe, believe

In a pinch and you’re on the run, will you come undone?
If it’s a cinch just to follow the sun,
Why then fear of this unusual one?

© 2006-2017 Ric Albano and Cygnus Wave Records

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