999 Escape

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Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:20
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Lyrics
Let’s go out in the back yard, watch the lions roam in the field
Dress to the ‘T’ in our finest armor so we don’t arrive back on our shields
Let’s go witness a historic act through the lenses of tomorrow’s eyes
We’ll do our best to commence the quest to watch Atlantis rematerialize

A quarter of a quarter of a century
A few more dimes just to waste my time with amazing inefficiency
Johnny loves the air above so he won’t stand up to the man
Shall I risk my chance to escape for a blurred word written in sand?

Let’s witness a belligerent act and not fall down on our knees
We’ll act as though we’re grown ups now
Leave the rats to play in their house of cheese

A quarter of a quarter of a century
A few more dimes just to hasten my decline into the cold dark infinite sea
Janie lives for her chance to give but she won’t stand up to the man
Why should I pass on my heroic escape
Just because you don’t understand? Why?

Come with me to the back yard watch our Lyen roam through his field
We’ve come so far on little more than faith, now is no time for us to yield

Composition © 2008 Ric Albano
Publication © 2009, 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Composed on November 8, 2008
Recorded starting on December 6, 2008
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Produced by Ric Albano
Engineered by Ric Albano
Mixed and Mastered in 2009
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Original Release: September 9, 2009
on Imaginary Lines 33

Performers
Ric Albano
Keyboards, Bass, Percussion, Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: A song with some interesting lyrics and 1980s soundscape, that suffers from the over-use of electronic percussion and a bit of a dated message.

Song Trivia
The song is about a planned retirement date, which would have been 6 years and 3 months after initiation (a quarter of a quarter century).

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