Perfect Light

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Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 4:26
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Lyrics
You march down your narrow street
To the rhythmic drums that your master beats
With pretension that this tune is one that you’ve authored
Quickly shuffle past the water rats
Who gave you comfort when the Krins attacked
And deserve acknowledgement now but you just can’t be bothered

It’s alright, it’s alright, the beautiful people will all be there tonight
To toss and fish for praise that is not deserved
It’s alright, it’s alright, the burdens of fame that tend to make you uptight
Will nicely fuse into indigenous curves

Indigenous curves, with no more stress on your nerves
Bellowing out your new verbs

Your smile was painted on too thin
And has slowly dissolved into a stressed-out grin
Because deep down you know that you want and need more
Covertly detour to your private suite
Garnished with fresh orchids & fine imported meat
But all that you desire is within that cabinet drawer

It’s alright, it’s alright, the Hollywood press will provide cover tonight
And will dutifully drench you in the perfect light
It’s alright, it’s alright,
You surely won’t be bothered by the phantoms of life
So you can preach left and still be so right

Alright! (You are so correct, sir) So right
You’re so right, so right, so right, so right, so right
You can never be wrong!

Composition © 2004 Ric Albano
Publication © 2005, 2009, 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Composed on June 23, 2004
Recorded starting on May 9, 2005
at Saturation Acres, Danville, PA
Produced by Ric Albano
Engineered by Paul Smith
Mixed and Mastered in 2005
at Silver Spring Subterranean
Original Release: October 10, 2005
on Imaginary Lines I
This Release: September 9, 2009
on Imaginary Lines 33

Performers
Ric Albano
Harpsichord, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Bret Alexander
Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Ron Simasek
Drums

Listener Guide
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Analysis: The layered soundscapes enrich this song as it migrates from section to section, in a gloomy and fatalistic creed.

Song Trivia
“Perfect Light” was written in response to a pathetic, “puff piece” version of The E True Hollywood Story on an established mainstream actor.

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