Rabbit Food

Bonus Track By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 4:23
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/20-RabbitFood.mp3]
1989
Lyrics
I, I might have known by the smell
That you were back again
You probably dug up your well to be able to lend
I should’ve know by your smile that you had something planned
Another scheme in your pile for more spare change in your can

Hip, chick lady making me sad
Hip, slick lady making me mad
Slick and sly beneathe your friendly smile
Hip, chick lady taking all my marbles for a while

Yes, I know you tricked me before but I’m much older now
I’ll promptly show you the door, you’ll probably show me your plow
It’s just a game that we played but no longer will do
You’re just out to get laid, I’m just out to get through

Hip, chick lady making me sad
Hip, slick lady making me mad
Slick and sly beneathe your friendly smile
Hip, chick lady taking all my marbles for a while

I might have known by the smell that you were back again

Moldy Jody cramming it hard
Boldly folding until her every inch is badly scarred
Slick baby, holding me back
Hip, chick lady putting fingerprints upon my stack

I should have know by your smile that you had something planned

Composition © 1989 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on July 17, 1989
Recorded July 1989
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
12-string Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: A moody song, rich with effects over a calmly strummed 12-string acoustic, the song suffers slightly from sound and tape issues as well as the ending guitar lead, which starts out strong but seems to run flat in the middle. Still, a good example of some of the experimental sounds of the summer of ’89.

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Sweet Judy Brown

Bonus Track By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 2:15
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/Xtra/SweetJudyBrown.mp3]
1989
Lyrics
Now it was hot and it was stormy up on Katenberg Hill
When sweet Judy came with her new barnyard skill
Now on Saturday nights the men are comin’ around
Just to try her for themselves, just to lay sweet Judy Brown

All the town, they’re coming back for more
All around, they all lay down the whore

Now all of Judy’s bad habits have gone way out of line
Her mama went and caught her with five locals in the pines
Now that Judy’s out of business she can stick to one man
But if he works late on Saturday, she’ll surely bare her parts untanned

Singing, hey young Judy get off of your knees
You’re an open invitation to some new kind of disease
Hey Mrs. Brown, don’t you teach your daughter right
Now she’s in the barnyard almost every night

Composition © 1989 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on August 5, 1989
Recorded August 1989
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Acoustic & Electric Guitars, All Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: This was originally going to be the lead song of a “concept album” about a prostitute called The Rise and Fall of Sweet Judy Brown. Along with an unpublished second part of this song, there is Mrs. McCleary’s Farm which advances the story line.

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You Will Regret This

Bonus Track By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 2:11
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/17-YouWillRegretThis.mp3]
1989
Lyrics
Now that the party’s all done
Why should we stop having fun?
It’s not supposed to end up this way
There are too many things to be done

Please stay, my friend, don’t leave me now
(I need your laughter and I need your charm…
…I need you here wrapped inside my arms)
I really need you
Can’t go on much longer on my own

No longer the night’s very young
Too many times the ears have been wrung
Of the king who sits all alone
Without his queen, he won’t accept his throne

He sits alone in his dungeon made of stone
(He has to break through this dungeon of stone…
…and fight the beast who guards his throne)
He has to break though
And fight the beast who guards his only throne

And now that you need me no more
Don’t worry, I’ll show myself to the door
I leave you with one thing to say
You’re gonna regret this someday

You know it’s true, you need me too
These silly games will only cause you pain
(I ain’t your puppet and I ain’t your fool…
…I have more of a purpose than to be used by you…
…I ain’t no subject of these silly games…
…I tried to help you not to cause you pain)
You will regret this
Regret the things you’ve done to me today

Composition © 1989 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on May 17, 1989
Recorded May 1989
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Electric Guitars, All Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: A simple ballad with duo vocal parts, the song suffers from an abundance of tape noise, but still a decent listen.

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Hopeless

Bonus Track By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:36
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/Xtra/Hopeless.mp3]
1989
Lyrics
Late at night I sit at home and think of where you are right now
I know that you’re with someone else, I almost want to cry aloud
Does he appreciate your love the way I would appreciate you?
Is there no hope someday you will be all mine?

I really don’t think things should be like this
I hope someday things won’t be this way
I know I shouldn’t try to steal your heart
But it beats the hell out of being apart
I hope someday that you’ll understand

When we met you were just another little girl to me
But then I went and slowly fell in love with you which turned to tragedy
Then you went and got engaged to him
Which put me in a rage inside
I wish there was someway I could tell you how I feel

I really don’t think things should be like this
I hope someday things won’t be this way
I know I shouldn’t try to steal your heart
But it beats the hell out of being apart
I hope someday that you’ll understand
Understand what you mean to me and what me and you could someday be
I guess it’s all in the hands of our destiny

Now I stand alone again hoping that you find me, friend
You can say I can rock but that’s not all I can do
I also have a special talent for loving you

When we met you were just another little girl to me
But then I went and slowly fell in love with you which turned to tragedy
Then you went and got engaged to him
Which put me in a rage inside
I wish there was someway I could tell you how I feel
Late at night I sit at home and think of where you are right now
I know that you’re with someone else, I almost want to cry aloud
Does he appreciate your love the way I would appreciate you?
Is there no way someday you may be all mine?

I don’t think things should be this way
I don’t think things should be this way
I don’t think things should be this way

Composition © 1989 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on April 4, 1989
Recorded April 1989
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Electric Guitars, Drums, All Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: A quarky little lover’s lament ballad that was once named “Ode to Hopelessness”.

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Concrete and Mustard

Bonus Track By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:39
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/Xtra/Concrete&Mustard.mp3]
1989
Lyrics
Just need someone to hold and please me
Not touch and tease me, that’s all I want
Need some woman to Love and squeeze me
Never release me, that’s all I need

Abga Aba you’re my only hope, Abga Aba you’re my only friend
Always faithful, always treat me right
Abga Aba right until the end

Just need someone to understand me
Don’t reprimand me, my words are true
Need some woman to sweep away the gloom
With her magic broom, that’s all I need

Abga Aba you’re my only hope, Abga Aba you’re my only friend
Always faithful, always treat me right
Abga Aba right until the end

Now it’s the evening of day two and the locks on the doors are loose
And the pastures are turning blue
I can feel yo trying to break through
Don’t compromise, don’t spit out lies
Those shattered dreams will revitalize
But the alarms begin to sound and the guards begin to search the grounds
Someone heard a foreign sound, hurry before they track us down
But I don’t know which way to go
My heart says “yes”, my head says “no”
Should I jump into the bottomless hole?
My heart says “yes”, my head says “no”

Abga Aba you’re my only hope, Abga Aba you’re my only friend
Always faithful, always treat me right
Abga Aba right until the end

Composition © 1989 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on February 4, 1989
Recorded February 1989
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Ricter, Electric Guitars, Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: A very theatrical tune that may be a bit uneven and melodramatic, but still something well worth preserving.

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