Can’t Get My Mojo Risin’

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Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 2:14
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Lyrics
Rock-n-Roll – oh yes there is a soul
Peel away the glam and the gloom, the hype and the trite

Found it one year in the eyes of the deer
In the winter chill I feared that I just might move on…

But who will distinguish between the undeserved –
And the under-served in our Camelot?
And who would agree to be the worker bee –
When everything is free from our Lancelot?

When will I postpone casual dining alone,
Carry my millstone back home and start writing?
When the world has opined that this genius behind
The old curtain is just not that exciting, move on…
A long, so long

Eat Air! Drink Water! Breathe Fire!
Eat Air! Drink Water! Breathe Fire!
Take that plunge, that leap of faith – got faith?

So you keep your yellows yellow and I’ll keep my greens green
And we’ll never use any in between

I really don’t know what to say when you approach me that way
I’m so scared and afraid that we’ll make a scene, move on…

Do not seem to know if I’ll see the show
Float n’ feel the flow, or move

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

Song Info
Composed on July 22, 2009
Recorded starting on August 10, 2009
at Saturation Acres (II), DuPont, PA
Produced by Ric Albano
Engineered by Bret Alexander
Mixed and Mastered in 2009
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Original Release: September 9, 2009
on Imaginary Lines 33

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Ron Simasek
Drums

Listener Guide
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Analysis: Although it appears rather early on in the sequence of Imaginary Lines 33, this is really the closing song of Imaginary Lines. The tune is very simple and straight-forward, albeit the lyric takes some analyzing to understand. The performance slightly suffers from sync issues with the various, concurrent vocals.

Song Trivia
Although the title is obviously a tribute to Jim Morrison (Mr. Mojo Risin), it is equally a nod to mike Myer’s character Austin Powers.

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