Discouragement

Track 11  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 5:09
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1989
Lyrics
I wonder who the hell you think you are
You’ve really taken this thing too far this time
You don’t have the looks and you don’t make us dance
For you the pursuit of happiness is a crime

You’re not with the norm, you can’t come along
We want something hip, we don’t want your damn song

No matter how hard we try, we can’t make us sad
You don’t out us down, you just make us look bad
You’re not one us, you don’t even compare
So what gives you the right to breathe in our air?

We’ll bring out your faults to cover our own
We’ll blindfold you and then we’ll cast our stone

‘Cause you can’t trade your visions with me
You can’t face the rain
So I wonder you even try?
You probably should just curl up and die
You can’t be a winner in no ordinary game
So I guess you just must take a dive
There’s no room here for compromise

Working so hard to keep my feet on the ground
The last thing I need is someone like you to put me down
I don’t really mean to get in your way
But if I wasn’t so foward, I’d probably just fade away

Am I really so bad or is that just what you say?
Is it jealousy you have that brings you to act this way?

I’ve really come far, just open your eyes
You may be in for somewhat of a surprise
Yes, you find some faults, so blindly you reap
You’re skimmimg the surface, you’re not reaching in too deep

I don’t ask for much, my needs are small
If you won’t judge fair then don’t judge me at all

You can’t trade your visions with me
You can’t face the rain
So I wonder you even try?
You probably should just curl up and die
You can’t be a winner in no ordinary game
So I guess you just may take a dive
There’s no room here for compromise

Composition © 1989 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on February 22, 1989
Recorded February-March 1989
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
12-String Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Harmonica, Drums, Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: A very moody folk song with desperate vocals and lyrics which speak of frustration, projection, and yes, discouragement. Musically, the mix is a little weak when the bass and drums kick in, but otherwise a pleasant listen.

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