Can’t Get My Mojo Risin’

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Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 2:14
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[audio:Can’tGetMyMojoRisin.mp3]
Lyrics
Rock-n-Roll – oh yes there is a soul
Peel away the glam and the gloom, the hype and the trite

Found it one year in the eyes of the deer
In the winter chill I feared that I just might move on…

But who will distinguish between the undeserved –
And the under-served in our Camelot?
And who would agree to be the worker bee –
When everything is free from our Lancelot?

When will I postpone casual dining alone,
Carry my millstone back home and start writing?
When the world has opined that this genius behind
The old curtain is just not that exciting, move on…
A long, so long

Eat Air! Drink Water! Breathe Fire!
Eat Air! Drink Water! Breathe Fire!
Take that plunge, that leap of faith – got faith?

So you keep your yellows yellow and I’ll keep my greens green
And we’ll never use any in between

I really don’t know what to say when you approach me that way
I’m so scared and afraid that we’ll make a scene, move on…

Do not seem to know if I’ll see the show
Float n’ feel the flow, or move

Composition © 2009 Ric Albano
Publication © 2009, 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Composed on July 22, 2009
Recorded starting on August 10, 2009
at Saturation Acres (II), DuPont, PA
Produced by Ric Albano
Engineered by Bret Alexander
Mixed and Mastered in 2009
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Original Release: September 9, 2009
on Imaginary Lines 33

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Ron Simasek
Drums

Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: Although it appears rather early on in the sequence of Imaginary Lines 33, this is really the closing song of Imaginary Lines. The tune is very simple and straight-forward, albeit the lyric takes some analyzing to understand. The performance slightly suffers from sync issues with the various, concurrent vocals.

Song Trivia
Although the title is obviously a tribute to Jim Morrison (Mr. Mojo Risin), it is equally a nod to mike Myer’s character Austin Powers.

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Rubicon

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Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 2:33
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[audio:Rubicon.mp3]
Instrumental

Composition © 2009 Ric Albano
Publication © 2009, 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Listen to a Live Rehearsal of Rubicon

Song Info
Composed on March 1, 2009
Recorded starting on March 31, 2009
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Mixed and Mastered in 2009
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Released: September 9, 2009
on Imaginary Lines 33

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Keyboards, Bass
Erik Trabet
Guitars
Listener Guide
Grade

Analysis: A surreal and dreamy instrumental, highlighted by the ebow effect on the guitar.

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Imaginary Lines 33

Imaginary Lines 33Released on September 9, 2009

Imaginary Lines 33 is a compilation album which is actually three albums in one. It includes the entirity of two previous releases, Imaginary Lines I in 2005 and Imaginary Lines II in 2007, plus several new and previously unreleased tracks. In all, its 33 songs have a combined running time of nearly two and a half hours.

This album came together when the project’s producer, Ric Albano, decided to abandon the originally-planned “trilogy” of albums because he did not feel there was enough quality material to make an adeguate Imaginary Lines III. Instead the focus shifted to enhancing previously released material and developing the better songs of the unreleased music.

Disc One Writer(s) Previously Composed
 1. Crimson, White, & Indigo     Ric Albano Unreleased 02/03/06
 2. Sister Josephine Ric Albano Unreleased 08/08/08
 3. Rubicon Ric Albano Unreleased 03/01/09
 4. Princess of Pearl Avenue Ric Albano Unreleased 06/07/06
 5. 999 Escape Ric Albano Unreleased 11/03/08
 6. Tommy’s Got a Gun Ric Albano /
Hunter S. Thompson    
Unreleased 12/25/05
 7. Can’t Get My Mojo Risin’ Ric Albano Unreleased 07/02/09
 8. Ashes Ric Albano Unreleased* 10/09/08
 9. The Phoenix Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I     12/10/04
10. Good Friday Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I

03/22/02
11. Perfect Light Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I 06/23/04
12. Lorelei Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I 06/14/04
13. 33 Flames for Mary Ric Albano /
Ron Simasek
Imaginary Lines I

05/11/03
14. Anthem Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I 04/07/03
15. Donovan’s Dread Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I 05/17/05
16. Peace Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I 03/08/05
17. One Ric Albano Imaginary Lines I 08/03/04
Disc Two Writer(s) Previously Composed
 1. The Fool’s Overture     Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 05/07/07
 2. She Said Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 05/31/06
 3. Keep Doing What You Do Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 03/10/06
 4. The Last Man to Walk Alone     Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 02/28/06
 5. You Sure Were Fun Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 12/19/05
 6. 33 Shots at Louis Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 09/26/06
 7. Believe Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 09/12/06
 8. A New Religion Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 08/25/06
 9. The Cup Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II     03/02/06
10. The Old Man In the Sea Sue Kovaleski /
Ric Albano
Unreleased 03/17/06
11. Twilight of Innocence Ric Albano Unreleased 05/19/97
12. Here On the Beach Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 04/20/06
13. Naked Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II

04/18/06
14. Deuce Ric Albano Unreleased 08/25/06
15. Half Hearted Ric Albano Unreleased 12/07/07
16. Long Way Home Ric Albano Imaginary Lines II 12/03/07

Pitch Black Noon

Bonus Track  By  Animal Society

Written by Matt Roy & Animal Society Song Length: 2:48
Listen to the Song:
[audio:AS/AS-PitchBlackNoon.mp3]
2009
Instrumental

Composition © 2009 Matt Roy & Animal Society
Publication © 2012 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced by Ric Albano
Recorded Live August 5, 2009
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Bass, Piano
Erik Trabert
Guitars
Matt Roy
Drums

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Emily (Edit 4)

Bonus Track  By  Animal Society

Written by Ric Albano & Animal Society Song Length: 5:16
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[audio:AS/AS-EmilyEdit4.mp3]
2009
Lyrics
Oh yeah, did they ever see Emily?
Emily in her day?

Oooh yeah, Emily

Composition © 2009 Ric Albano & Animal Society
Publication © 2012 Cygnus Wave Music

Album Version of “Emily In Her Day”

Song Info
Produced by Ric Albano
Recorded Live July 1, 2009
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Piano, Vocals
Erik Trabert
Guitars
Matt Roy
Drums

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