Heart

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Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:01
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1991
Lyrics
Old is my heart which is trying to make a new start
You should know by now
I drown in your eyes, and soon I realize
What you should know by now

I’m trying to be smart
Trying not to listen to my heart
But this feeling just drags me down
I know it is not what I seek
But when I see you, inside I get weak
With this feeling while you are around

Save some love, your prince is on his way
Accept him when he arrives
‘Cause I understand every word that you say
I know your heart and mind

I’ve got a burning desire
And I just can’t quench the fire
This pretty young blonde-haired girl is all that I want

When you smile, I lose my head for a while
I wonder if you know that affect you have on me

I’ve got a burning desire
And I just can’t quench the fire
This pretty young blonde-haired girl is all that I need

So it is told, my heart no longer feels old
You should know by now
I wonder if you can see a future with you and me
I can see it now

Composition © 1991, 2003 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on April 25, 1991
Recorded April-May 1991
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

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

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Analysis: A simple love song, written on the ole’ harpsichord. The song has a nice, solid bass and drum beat while the vocals are just a tad off tune. Updated lyrics were written for this tune in 2003, but never recorded.

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Rubicon (Live)

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Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 2:42
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Instrumental

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

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Song Info
Composed on March 1, 2009
Recorded on March 6, 2009
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Previously Unreleased

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano
Erik Trabert
Guitar

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Analysis: Live rehearsal shortly after the song was composed.

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Song for Diane (Don’t Give Up)

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Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:28
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Lyrics
Some tried to write your swan song, so quickly to surcease
So hastily forsaken, so suddenly released
Don’t give up, there are more songs left to sing

Some “experts” started chanting, stoic “realities”
Dug deep down for the valiance, those words they had to eat
You don’t give up, when at stake is everything

Everywhere see the future And ever-remembered pasts
And never forsake every step that you’ll take
To every lot that you shall cast
And everyday make it happen, and everyday chase the dream
And everyday shout at every neigh and every doubt
When the train appears to run out of steam

This morning you discovered a perplexing travesty
Woodpecker is in your garden and with the Snake infests the tree
But don’t give up, this movie has got some more scenes

And everyone knows the future while everyone pans the past
And everyone cries for everyone who dies
They sure thought life would last
And everything is a challenge, and everything takes so long
And everything shouts “there is no easy way out”
What won’t kill us sure makes us strong

Tomorrow is a new day, another chance to be
Another move towards freedom and opportunity
The new girl, she’s waiting in the wings
She won’t give up while there’s still more songs to sing

Composition © 2008 Ric Albano
Publication © 2008, 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Composed on May 13, 2008
Recorded May 2008
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Previously Unreleased

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Keyboards, Vocals

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Analysis: Recorded for a special Dollars for Diane benefit show.

An updated version was recorded in 2009 by P.J. Heckman and released on the Dollars for Diane Compilation CD.

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Donovan’s Dread (Live)

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Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 2:09
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Lyrics
You say that the means fortify the ends
But I refuse to crucify any more friends
You claim that the crow is tolerable with white wine
I choose instead to draw my own imaginary lines

When will we ever feel the sun? When will we ever have some fun?
When will we ever be all but done with our accomplishments?
Fulfilled by mass acknowledgement? Relieved of our embarrassment?
When? When?

You claim the dream solidifies the means
But I reject my assignment to the underground machine
You only run approaching the divine
I choose instead to draw my own imaginary lines

Where is the roadmap to the promised land?
Where is the soft and sympathetic hand?
Where is the hunger for the justice of our own righteousness?
Promotion of our exultance? Adoption of our endorsement?
Where? Where? Where? Where?
Where? Where? Where?

Composition © 2005 Ric Albano
Publication © 2008, 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Composed on May 17, 2005
Recorded April 27, 2008
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Previously Unreleased

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Vocals

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Analysis: Recorded live at Cygnus Wave studio.

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Long Way Home (Original)

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Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 6:14
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Lyrics
Lost in the wilderness, the forest through the trees
All merge to emptiness as I am brought down to my knees
I pause for just a sec’ to let the world spin round
To reveal some open trek leading to tame, tended ground

But I’m still alive, yes, I’m still alive
Shrouded in bitterness, I’ll crawl out of this wilderness and try

Counter, diverging paths, I’m forced to make a choice
Contend this demon’s wrath or let it silence my voice
No doubt I’ve done my slice to bring this on myself
But that pittance won’t justify this rapid draining of health

But I’m still alive, but will I survive?
Biased towards happiness, I’ll carve my creed in righteousness

And pray exoneration for squandering the precious dawn of the Day
That priceless jewel, confined by it’s peripheral fuel
Anyday can come the call to raze the walls, and suddenly be shown…

…All that is beyond, knowing all that is gone
Blown, pried from it’s bond, on the way home…

Who leaves familiar farms, swan dives into the sea
Of vast transcendent charms, of vast uncertainty?

He who keeps it alive, the dream that survives
Drafted towards openness, can almost feel the sweet caress of the sky

That boundless cool, clad baby blue
Never seeming too hard to fly
With wounded wings, ever sharpening
Will tomorrow bring just one more try?
To feel the pulse, to forge the ghosts
To make the most and show…

…Just what can be, and know what it is like to be free
And grow into the predestined me, and flow in distinguished harmony
All the way home…

Composition © 2007 Ric Albano
Publication © 2007, 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Composed on December 3, 2007
Recorded starting on October 5, 2007
at Saturation Acres, Danville, PA
Produced by Ric Albano
Engineered by Bret Alexander
Mixed and Mastered in 2007
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Released: December 27, 2007
on Imaginary Lines II

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

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Analysis: This is the original version of this highly spirtual, nearly religious, song about trials, tribulations, and faith. It was written to close Imaginary Lines II once it was decided that there would be no Imaginary Lines III. It is a tribute to a friend of Ric Albano who passed away earlier in 2007, but faced her own demise with incredible courage and faith.

Song Trivia
The original, working title was “Trinity”, and it was intended to be the closing song on the defunct Imaginary Lines III.
This is only Imaginary Lines song that began studio recording before the composition was complete.

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