Things May Never Be the Same

Bonus Track By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 7:43
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1995
Lyrics
So now that you’ve been told, the secrets they are no more
Oh and now that you’ve been warned, will you still be my friend?
Maybe yes, maybe no, I’m not quite sure but I do know that…

Things, they may never be the same as they were before again
Things, they may never be the same as they were before again

Oh, and how I really tried not to fall in love with you
I knew it was a dangerous game right from the start
But oh, there are some things in this life you just can’t control
No matter what you do
If you don’t like your thoughts, you can change your mind
But it is truly impossible to change what’s in your heart

And they may never be the same as it was before again
No, it may never be the same as it was before the game

I don’t want to see you cry, it breaks my heart to ever see you cry
I don’t want to leave you now but I’ve got to work things out somehow
What can I do? I’m so in love with you

And things, they may never be the same as they were before again
Things, they may never be the same as they were before again

I don’t want to see you cry, it breaks my heart to ever see you cry
I don’t want to leave you now but I’ve got to work things out somehow
What can I do? I’m so in love with you

Life has a way of crawling up from behind
And smacking you in the head when you least expect it
Love has its chains, there is good and bad in everything
There is joy along with pain
And I’m only human, me getting close to you
And you getting close to me has its toll
So please try and understand me, I can’t help that I feel like I feel
If you could see yourself through my eyes
Then maybe you could finally realize…

That I don’t want nothing to change, because I love things just the same
Ah, I don’t want nothing to change, because I love things just the same

You’ve been such a sight for sore eyes
You’ve been the one who has told me no lies
I live in a cold and lonely world, you bring me the warmth that I need
So don’t turn away, I need you too bad girl

Composition © 1995 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on June 25, 1995
Recorded June-July 1995
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Keyboards, Bass, All Vocals

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Grade

Analysis: This song is so long it nearly plays out in real time. It was written as a sort of stream-of-consciousness with repetitive parts beaten to death until they finally break. The vocals are a bit sub-par for the intended mellow-dramatic effect.

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Girl

Bonus Track By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:30
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1995
Lyrics
I just met a girl and she’s exactly what I need
She fills the void inside my heart, my soul she gently feeds
And every time I think about her warmness fills my veins
It keeps me going until the next time I see her face again

What a pleasure, just to be near her at all
I’ve come to realize I need to be beside her, rise or fall

I’ve gotten to know you girl and you’re the best thing in my life
I’d surely try to make you my own if you weren’t another man’s wife
And sometimes when it seems impossible that this may ever be
I reach deep inside to find the hope that you’re my destiny

I can’t give up on you as the seasons start to change
I need to satisfy myself my holding you and saying your name

But oh oh, how you make me feel
I swear that I was dead inside until you made me realize
Not all the world is cruel and bad
Some people are pure and right
You put the smile upon my face and released from that bitter night
And oh oh, the shivers down my spine
Whenever I am near you girl everything seems so divine

It’s a pleasure, just to look into your eyes
Sweet scent of vanilla fills the air when you are near
I can’t compare you to any other girl

Composition © 1995 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on June 19, 1995
Recorded June 1995
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Keyboards, Bass, All Vocals

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Grade

Analysis: A basic and quarky love song, again using the sequencer and an all electronic arrangement. The lyrics were re-written in 2003 but never used in recording.

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The Fountain

Bonus Track By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 4:00
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1995
Lyrics
I came upon you early last week
Sitting there, broken with your heart on your sleeve
So obsolete, so incomplete
Everyone ’round you having such a good time
You wanted to join ’em if you could just cross that line
God knows that you have tried
But where is that fountain you’ve been dreaming of?
You’ve been so close so many times, but never quite enough
Old, bad habits keep bringing you down

Surely, the time is near when once again you can see clear
The gloom is broke, its spirit gone
A fine young human you’ve become
I can see it, can you see it?
That battle is staged most every night
The nightmares, fears, and dreadful sights
I hope it is just a passing phase
Just can’t seem to shake this daze
I can feel it, can you feel it now?

I came upon you in a dream in my sleep
Shining there beautiful, the moment so complete
You showed me the fountain I’ve been dreaming of
The world was ours finally, God knows we deserve it

Surely, the time is near when once again you can see clear
The gloom is broke, its spirit gone
A fine young human you’ve become
I can feel it, can you feel it now?
Everyone’s eyes are opened for the first time
How can they, how can they be so blind?
It’s been so long, it’s been so long
Since you’ve been gone, since you’ve been gone
Since I’ve been gone

Composition © 1995 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on February 3, 1995
Recorded February 1995
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Bass, Drums, Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: This is another song from the defunct “concept album” project. It is a song that is not finished, especially vocally, but one that I did feel needed to be included due to its sentiment and theme. The original recording was over seven minutes long, but I edited it down to four, eliminating long spans with just backing track.

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What Do I Have to Do?

Bonus Track By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:34
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1994
Lyrics
Time has passed since you are gone
I still love you, don’t know what else I can say
You took my heart and ran away somewhere, I don’t know why
You can’t find it now, those feelings that you used to have
I’ve given you every possible thing that I can
That’s not enough, please tell me what do I have to do?

To get you back in my arms again, back where you belong
It’s just a fact that this love won’t die, the fire is just too strong
Please tell me, what do I have to do?
I just can’t get over you
I’ve tried and tried but it’s no use, you’re gone

Deep inside I know that you were wrong
I tried to think that I can live without you with me
But then I see your pretty face and I just die inside
There is just no way I can live without you
I’ve given you every possible thing that I can
That’s not enough, please tell me what do I have to do?

To get me back in my home again, back where I belong
To do those acts that we used to do when love was very strong
Please tell me, what do I have to do?
To try and convince you that the love we had was just so true

So much time has passed since you are gone
I still love you, don’t know what else I can say
But I will never give up on your love
It just won’t stop, the way that I feel for you

I need you back in my arms again, back where you belong
It’s just a fact that this love won’t die, this fire is much too strong
Please tell me, what do I have to do?
I just can’t get over you
I’ve tried and tried but it’s no use, you’re gone

Composition © 1994 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on April 16, 1994
Recorded April 1994
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Keyboards, Bass, All Vocals

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Grade

Analysis: A weird and moody, yet somewhat tacky love song, written and recorded spontaneously in 1994. The song contains an out-of-context intro before morphing into the main theme.

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Rock

Bonus Track By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 6:54
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1994
Lyrics
In the eye of the storm, a damn good time to rock
For groovin’ and movin’ and skimming more off the top
Eight years to march, what has changed here, not much
So far so good, take it as it comes and such

All for one, just for fun

Unlikely to believe her old man’s fairy tales
About monsters and dragons and 500-foot whales
The sweet little princess, she maps out her escape
Crawls along the dunes and beats down towards the gate

All for one, just for fun

Well, the season has changed, I guess it’s time to rock
Hearts and souls rearranged, I’ll glide down to the flock
Fourteen years of golden heights of hope, but what is hope?
Only in death will we ever learn to cope

All for one, just for fun

Composition © 1994, 1995 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on April 7, 1994
Recorded April 1994 / March 1995
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Keyboards, Electric Guitars, Bass, Drums, Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: This was to be the central song of a “concept” album I was working on in 1994/1995. The album was eventually abandoned with many songs left half-done, including this song, which had two distinct recordings in 1994 and 1995, finally fused together for this project in 2011.

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