Ballad of a Big Breasted Bimbo

Track 26  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:42
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/45-BalladOfABigBreastedBimbo.mp3]
1991
Lyrics
Baby, I love your smile, yes it’s true
Inside it drives me wild and savage too
In harmony with your style, old yet new
Baby, I love your smile, yes I do

Baby, I love your smile
Baby, you drive me wild

I just met you today, never seen you before
But with every word you say I want you more and more
And everything you do makes my blood start flowing
I’d love to be your fool, I’m sure by now it’s showing

Baby, I love your smile
Baby, you drive me wild

Your skin is soft as silk, your breasts are firm and large
Your voice is soft as milk or two 12-string guitars
Yes, two 12-string guitars

Your eyes could cut through stones, your hair is long and brown
But most of all I jones your smile that breaks me down
And everything you do makes my blood start flowing
I’d love to be your fool, I’m sure by now it’s showing

Baby, I love your smile
Baby, you drive me wild

Your skin is soft as silk, your breasts are firm and large
Your voice is soft as milk or two 12-string guitars
Yes, two 12-string guitars

Composition © 1991, 1993 Ric Albano
Publication © 2012 Jeremiah Dylan Cook

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on April 6, 1991
Recorded April 1991 & November 1993
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

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

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: This song was written as sort of a joke but has held up over the years to be one of my favorites from early ’91. The driving acoustic riffs and time-stop changes, plus different time measurements, make it a very interesting listen musically.

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Jennifer

Track 25  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:17
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/40-Jennifer.mp3]
1991
Lyrics
Ooh love, don’t leave me now
I was just getting to know you
Oh no, don’t make me cry
Insanely I’ve fallen in love with you

You were so young when I last saw you
I never expected to see the beautiful girl that I’m seeing now
I know it is improbable, almost against the rules
That this ever could be
But it is not in my nature to let any dream go sour

For so long a chain was on my heart
But now you came and you possess the key

You were so young when I last saw you
I never expected to see the beautiful girl that I’m seeing now
I know it is improbable, almost against the rules
That this ever can be
But it is not in my nature to let any dream go sour

But Jennifer it’s springtime now, a time for rebirth
A time to reap everything we’ve sown
Until responsiblity becomes our vice again
Let’s live it up for everything we own

Ooh love, don’t leave me now
I was just getting to know you

Composition © 1991 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on January 17, 1991
Recorded January-February 1991
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, All Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: An odd song in the way it was developed, this never really felt as though it was completed. I included it in this regular collection mainly because it is a rare example of my finger-picking, a technique I never fully learned.

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Pressure

Track 24  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 2:13
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/37-Pressure.mp3]
1990
Lyrics
Pressure building high today
You’ve got to shape up if you want to stay
And one more thing, by the way
You’ve got to be perfect if you want to stay

We’ve seen alot of your kind
We may be old but we’re sure not blind
We reallt don’t care if you are in a bind
We just don’t want you wasting our time

And when you find that one big break
After taking all that you can take
We’ll burn you down at the stake
We’ll count our profits while we watch you bake

And when we see you’re not yet dead
We’ll plant more junk in your head
We’ll beat you until we see blood red
We’ll make sure that you’re dead

Pressure building high today
I’ve got to shape up if I want to stay
And one more thing, by the way
Fuck you asshole, I’m leaving today

Composition © 1990 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on December 5, 1990
Recorded December 1990
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Drums, Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: This is a nice little revenge song, written shortly after leaving a bad job. The song contains vulgarities (even after some were edited out of the final mix) and, perhaps, the best harmonica playing I’ve ever done.

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What Comes Around Goes Around

Track 23  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:19
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/35-WhatComesAroundGoesAround.mp3]
1990
Lyrics
Playing around, covering new ground, what can you say?
Although today it may rain, I shouldn’t complain
It was nice yesterday
But when you’re treated unfairly it is hard not to care
About designing your wrath
It’s hard to be patient and wait for equation
On life’s long and lonely path

And now it is my turn to reclaim what’s mine
I have my revenge just as the count had reached nine
You thought you had me knocked out, but you were so wrong
I have my revenge by singing this song

Oh my darling I gave you unconditional love, no questions asked
I never prejudged by what you had done in your dark and secret past
They say what comes around always goes around, let’s just wait and see
Then I should be getting back alot of that love
That I wasted on you, returned to me

And now it is my turn to reclaim what’s mine
I have my revenge just as the count had reached nine
You thought you had me knocked out, but you were so wrong
I have my revenge by singing this song, swan song now

Oh my darling I gave you unconditional love, never no questions asked
I never prejudged by what you had done and I know all about your past
They say what goes around always comes around, now we shall see
Just sit back and relax while I play my last card
And pay you back for what you’ve done to me

And now it is my turn to reclaim what’s mine
I have my revenge just as the count had reached nine
You thought you had me knocked out, but you were so wrong
I have my revenge by singing this song, swan song now

Composition © 1990 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on September 22, 1990
Recorded September 1990
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: Another one of the many acoustic-driven songs written during this time, this one suffers a bit from sonic quality as well as compositional originality. It still does have a somewhat catchy hook.

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I Need Her Bad

Track 17  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 2:58
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/26-INeedHerBad.mp3]
1989
Lyrics
I met a girl from a small Hometown
Her form was small and her eyes were brown
It took a while for me to understand
She has the power to make me a happy man

Though her wit is bright and her face is shining
This cloud she molds has no silver lining
She has a man that shes calls her own
They plan to marry and to build a home

And though I haven’t told her what I plan to do
She shies away because she knows the truth
Someday she’ll soon have to make a choice
When fear releases its chain on my voice
She knows it’s true

And how she’s happy with that other man
Remains the hardest thing to understand
The feel is so right but the real is so wrong
My wisdom has weakened as you hear this song
I don’t know why

And if I ever get my chance with her
I’m sure I’ll even make her happier
My faith is strong, yes that’s my strongest trait
I have the patience just to sit and wait for her someday

For the love I need, I’d give anything
From the shirt on my back to these songs I sing
I need her love more than all I’ve got
I pray I don’t find that it’s all for not
I need her bad

Composition © 1989 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on October 12, 1989
Recorded October 1989
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
12-string Acoustic Guitars, All Vocals

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: A short and sweet, desperate love song, with simple and precise 12-string acoustic guitars accompanied melodically by the vocal line. This song had been renamed “Ode To Desperation” before returning to its original title.

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