Got to Abide By the Rules If You Want to Play

Track 19  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:22
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1989
Lyrics
Feeling a conscious, making a stand
Doing what it takes to become a man
Keeping my own, holding off tears
Wasting away the most magic of years

I should have quiet, that’s what they say
You’ve got to abide by the rules if you want to play

Making a strong comeback, not quite as bitter
I could be a Veggie, but I’m not a quitter
Finding a throne halfway up a ladder
But no one here roams, so what does it matter

I should have quiet, that’s what they say
You’ve got to abide by the rules if you want to play

Losing my love for the thirty-sixth time
She’s not yet quite ready to join in my clan
Keeping feet on the ground, reaching for stars
Wasting our oxygen playing guitars

I should have quiet, that’s what they say
You’ve got to abide by the rules if you want to play

Searching long through time and space
For love and peace and help to make things right

Keeping feet on the ground, reaching for stars
Wasting our oxygen playing guitars
Finding a throne halfway up a ladder
But no one here roams, so what does it matter

I should have quiet, that’s what they say
You’ve got to abide by the rules if you want to play

Composition © 1989 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on November 2, 1989
Recorded November 1989
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Harpsichord, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Vocals

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Analysis: I wrote and recorded this song the day before leaving for audio tech school in Ohio and it reflects the melancholy mood of leaving behind the life, friends, and girl who I would not see again. It is a simple harpsichord song with simple drum beat put together spontaneously and beautifully.

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