King Of the Hill

Track 28  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:27
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1991
Lyrics
I see the picture now of the place in the woods
Where the battle was won and the swords are held high
To the red and bloody sky, I didn’t mean it
I just was crowned too young by you all to be the king of the hill
The tower’s gloom staring down at me know
I try to escape from it’s shadow, I try to break its black cloud
But I just break down, now fall down down on my knees
Beg of you, dear Lord, your forgiveness please

Red and bloody sky, to you all I cry, I didn’t mean it
I just was crowned too young by you all to be the king of the hill
My experience is much less than some
I lose in spars to drunken old bums
Just who am I to be your new king?
I waste my time on trivial things

My choice is simply this; to rise or fall
This is my call, my choice, my hopes, my dreams
Ambition to be the king of the hill
It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it
Noone else will so I just said “screw it”
It’s a chance of a life
To have strength and might and some strong insights
I am the the king of the hill!
You will obey my will!

Composition © 1991 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on September 27, 1991
Recorded September-October 1991
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar, Drums, Vocals

Listener Guide
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Analysis: A snappy, bass-driven song with almost a blues pattern were it not for the injection of the descending riff at the end of the first bar. This song marks a return to the electric guitar with some nice sonic tapestries and an interesting lyric, written after I had a tarot card reading and drew the “tower”, which symbolizes much power to come but also corruption.

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