What Do I Have to Do?

Bonus Track By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:34
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/64-WhatDoIHaveToDo_.mp3]
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

Listener Guide
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
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/63-Rock.mp3]
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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The Evolution of Noise  by Wahray & Soul

The Evolution of Noise by Wahray and SoulReleased on November 17, 2011

The analog recording process has all gone the way of the horse and buggy, so it may be a good time to reflect back on this recently past age. With this realization, producer Ric Albano has decided to finally release the many semi-professional, analog recordings he made close to a quarter century ago with The Evolution of Noise, 1987-1995 by Wahray and Soul.

These recordings of original songs were all made in an attic “studio”, on a Fostex 4-track cassette recorder. There is alot of trial and error, experimentation, and development of technical proficiancy along the way.

Part I: The 1980s Written   Recorded
 1.   I Think I’m Losing My Brain     04/10/87 Spring 1990
 2.   Can’t Get Back 06/19/87 Spring 1990
 3.   A Lot of These Things 07/21/88 July 1988
 4.   Speak to Me 11/18/88 November 1988
 5.   The Deer With the Golden Eye 11/20/88 Nov 1988/Spring 1990
 6.   Free 12/13/88 December 1988
 7.   Someday     12/16/88 Dec 1988/Spring 1990
 8.   Springtime 01/07/89 Jan 1989/Spring 1990
 9.   Dark Side Suite 02/11/89 Feb-March 1989
10.   Loneliness 02/13/89 February 1989
11.   Discouragement 02/22/89 Feb-March 1989
12.   Diamond Ships 05/24/89 May 1989
13.   Blue Flowers & Beige Towers     06/04/89 June-July 1989
14.   Dry Water 08/05/89 August 1989
15.   Get Together 08/20/89 August 1989
16.   The Telephone 10/11/89 October 1989
17.   I Need Her Bad 10/12/89 October 1989
18.   Disagree 10/13/89 October 1989
19.   You’ve Got to Abide By the Rules…
     …if You Want to Play
   
11/02/89 November 1989
Part II: The 1990s Written   Recorded
 1.   Wilderness 05/25/90 May 1990
 2.   Best Shot 05/27/90 May-June 1990
 3.   It’s Hip To Live In Disgrace 08/06/90 August-September 1990
 4.   What Comes Around, Goes Around 09/22/90 September-October 1990
 5.   Pressure 12/05/90 December 1990
 6.   Jennifer 01/17/91 January-February 1991
 7.   Ballad of a Big Breasted Bimbo 04/06/91 Apr 1991/Nov 1993
 8.   You Drive Me Mad 07/25/91 July-August 1991
 9.   King Of the Hill 09/27/91 September-October 1991
10.   Mixed Signals 10/02/91 October 1991
11.   Wild Child 10/05/91 October 1991
12.   A Shock To the System 10/09/91 October 1991
13.   Everything I Forgot 12/26/91 December 1991
14.   Run 01/06/92 January 1992/November 1993
15.   Don’t Look Back 02/22/93 February-March 1993
16.   The Difference Between 03/09/95 March-April 1995
17.   Whenever I’m Near You 04/14/95 April-May 1995
18.   Used To Be 05/06/95 August 1991/May 1995
19.   The French Toast Affair 06/24/95 June-July 1995
20.   Take It As It Comes 07/07/95 July 1995

Wahray and Soul Songs

   Song  Year Length Track
 7 To 8 Then Back To 6 Again 1988  2:43  Bonus
 A Lot of These Things 1988  3:18    3
 A Shock To the System 1991  2:57   31
 A Snowy Day In April 1989  4:14  Bonus
 Alright! 1991  3:01  Bonus
 And So It Goes 1990  2:16  Bonus
 Another Lazy Sunday 1991  2:41  Bonus
 Ballad of a Big Breasted Bimbo 1991  3:42   26
 Best Shot 1990  3:27   21
 Black Jack 1991  5:03  Bonus
 Blue Flowers and Beige Towers     1989  5:24   13
 Blue Frog 1991  2:03  Bonus
 Can’t Get Back 1987  3:24    2
 Concrete and Mustard 1989  3:39  Bonus
 Dark Side Suite 1989  8:35    9
 The Deer With the Golden Eye 1988  6:30    5
 Diamond Ships 1989  4:55   12
 The Difference Between 1995  4:24   35
 Disagree 1989  4:15   18
 Discouragement 1989  5:09   11
   Song  Year Length Track
 Don’t Look Back 1993  5:55   34
 Dry Water 1989  1:32   14
 End Result the Same 1991  3:32  Bonus
 Everything I Forgot 1991  4:19   32
 Fear 1992  3:05  Bonus
 Fire On the Mountain 1991  4:00  Bonus
 The French Toast Affair 1995  4:28   38
 The Fountain 1995  4:00  Bonus
 Free 1988  3:25    6
 Get Together 1989  3:46   15
 Got To Abide By the Rules If You Want to Play     1989  3:22   19
 The Gift 1988  2:40  Bonus
 Girl 1995  3:30  Bonus
 Green Dog 1991  2:35  Bonus
 Heart 1991  3:01  Bonus
 Hopeless 1989  3:36  Bonus
 I Think I’m Losing My Brain     1987  3:02    1
 I Need Her Bad 1989  2:58   17
 It’s Hip To Live In Disgrace 1990  4:15   22
   Song  Year Length Track
 Jennifer 1991  3:17   25
 Kill the Monster! 1988  3:47  Bonus
 King Of the Hill 1991  3:27   28
 Loneliness 1989  4:06   10
 Love In a Pocketbook 1990  4:25  Bonus
 MCMXC 1990  1:45  Bonus
 The Miracle of Surprise 1989  1:54  Bonus
 Mixed Signals 1991  2:43   29
 Mrs. McCleary’s Farm 1990  3:42  Bonus
 Noise 1991  2:16  Bonus
 The Object 1993  2:27  Bonus
 The Old Man 1989  4:38  Bonus
 Olive Hill 1990  2:04  Bonus
 Pressure 1990  2:13   24
 Rabbit Food 1989  4:23  Bonus
 Ric Is Dead, Long Live the Snake 1992  6:17  Bonus
 Rock 1994  6:54  Bonus
 Run 1992  3:31   33
 Sex, Drugs, Rock n Roll 1988  4:14  Bonus
   Song  Year Length Track
 Someday     1988  3:33    7
 Springtime 1989  4:39    8
 Sweet Judy Brown 1989  2:15  Bonus
 Take It As It Comes 1995  4:57   39
 The Telephone 1989  3:16   16
 Things May Never Be the Same 1995  7:43  Bonus
 Try Again 1992  5:30  Bonus
 Under the Appletree 1988  1:49  Bonus
 Used To Be 1995  4:11   37
 What Comes Around, Goes Around 1990  3:18   23
 What Do I Have to Do? 1994  3:34  Bonus
 When It All Falls Down 1990  3:19  Bonus
 Whenever I’m Near You 1995  4:15   36
 Wild Child 1991  5:11   30
 Wilderness 1990  2:02   20
 Witches 1987  3:41  Bonus
 You Drive Me Mad 1991  4:36   27
 You Will Regret This 1989  2:11  Bonus

 
 

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The Evolution of Noise Album       List of All Wahray and Soul Songs

 
The Evolution of Noise, 1987-1995The analog recording process has all gone the way of the horse and buggy, so it may be a good time to reflect back on this recently past age. With this realization, producer Ric Albano has decided to finally release the many semi-professional, analog recordings he made close to a quarter century ago with The Evolution of Noise, 1987-1995 by Wahray and Soul.

These recordings of original songs were all made in an attic “studio”, on a Fostex 4-track cassette recorder. There is alot of trial and error, experimentation, and development of technical proficiancy along the way.
 

Suggested Listening
Someday (1988)
Blue Flowers & Beige Towers (1989)
The Telephone (1989)
I Need Her Bad (1989)
It’s Hip to Live In Disgrace (1990)
When It All Falls Down (1990)
Ballad Of a Big Breasted Bimbo (1991)
Everything I Forgot (1991)
Run (1992)
Don’t Look Back (1993)
The Difference Between (1995)
The French Toast Affair (1995)