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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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

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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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Take It As It Comes

Track 39  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 4:57
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1995
Lyrics
I live for you, so many hours I’d wait for you
And I cried for you, there’s nothing more that I can do
Sooner or later it passes bye, you could only hope you gave a good try
But I need to know which direction that I should go
In all those instances when it seems
As though reality fits the dream

And oh, the best that can be done is take it as it comes

I’ll wait for you, though many times I will play the fool
What can I do, hold on for another day or two?
Sooner or later it wears you down, with not a single bit of hope around
It’s hard to believe that you’re above someone who can deceive
Sooner or I’ll have to make the tough decision to give or take

But, oh it is so cold
When you are all alone and you are growing old
And you ain’t got nothin’ but your naked soul
And oh, stick to your guns and take it as it comes

Take it as it comes, don’t you worry things will even ut over time
The world could seem so scary but you’ve got to keep alert for the signs
Take it as it comes, don’t be frightened, I promise it will be alright
Life isn’t always a bowl of cherries
But if you make the most of it, everything will be alright

Sooner or later dreams come true, I tell you that it’s really up to you

But, oh it is so cold
When you are all alone and you are growing old
And you ain’t got nothin’ but your naked soul
And oh, stick to your guns and take it as it comes

Composition © 1995 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on July 7, 1995
Recorded July 1995
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, All Vocals

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Analysis: The final song in the collection brings back a little warmth with the acoustic guitar, but otherwise is all electronic and sequenced like most of the 1995 songs. It was original written as a lead-off song, but works just as well as a closer.

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The French Toast Affair

Track 38  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 4:28
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1995
Lyrics
I want to tell you about something
That happened to me not that long ago
It was about a girl from a different world, all decked out in indigo
And hen the rain would fall upon her face she was almost beautiful
You could see her coming from a mile away, man she had such a glow
That’s the way the whole affair began

There was magic in her touch but there were lies upon her tongue
And every time that I would to climb her ladder
She would hacksaw off the bottom rung
But, boy what a ride she gave for a quarter spent and a penny saved
She rang my bells from dusk ’til dawn
She was a master in search of a slave
Her enemies were quick to point that out
So I put on my shield and armour and gave a loud war shout

You want it, you got it, come get it right now
You need it, then seal it, don’t steal it right now
You like it, then try it, I dare you to right now
You want it, you got it, come see it right now

But I don’t like it when it rains out
Time has changed alot of things with her and finally with me
A feel like I’m a brand new cat and her a crumby, evicted flea
That’s the way I feel about things now

Now I’m a new man, do the best that I can
The whole thing makes me sick sometimes
And sometimes makes me laugh
I’ll chart my course out towards the sea on a leaky, shakey raft
That’s the attitude I have right now
I’ve got a brand new pair of shoes
And I need to walk on different ground

You want it, you got it, come get it right now
You feel it, conceal it, come steal it right now
You like it, then try it, I dare you right now
You want it, you got it, come see it right now

The romance starts off light then gets heavier and heavier
And we feel it, and on and on it goes, do hear me, right now

You want it, you got it, come get it right now
You like it, then try it, I dare you right now
You feel it, conceal it, come steal it right now
You want it, you got it, come see it right now
Right now! Right now! Right now! Right now!

Composition © 1995 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on June 24, 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 is a really cool and fun song, stepping out of the more serious tone and desperate romanticism of the last era of Wahray and Soul.

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