She Said

She Said

“She Said” is a lyrical riddle built on juxtaposed lyrics from classic rock songs – in total nine different songs from nine different artists. In this sense, the song has a non-linear story, although Ric Albano did provide completely original words for the bridge.

Aside from the bridge section, the music to the song does not reside in any particular key, but instead is built on a complex descending pattern (2 steps down, 1 step up) while simultaneously alternating among major, minor, seventh and major seventh chords. Accompanying Albano is Ron Simasek with a brushed drum shuffle, Erik Trabert on lead guitar and Janet Rains on backing vocals.


Ric Albano – vocals, piano, keyboards, bass
Erik Trabert – guitar
Ron Simasek – drums, percussion
Janet Rains – backing vocals


She said “Fools and sages live and learn”
She said “A movement’s 6 stages while the 7th brings return”
She said “The deeper you go, the higher you fly”
It’s all in the way that she says it
The subtle semantics may be revealed in the summertime

She said “Behind the beauty cracks appear”
She said “The future’s uncertain and the end is always near”
She said “Waterfalls of pity roar”
It’s all in the phrasing she uses, the simpleton gets confused –

By her tones, by her freshly-tossed bones,
She’ll at once seems perfectly content
As she concocts a new argument
About war, how she really hates war
But then she’s never had to fight for anything,
No she’s never had to fight
She never has a want for anything
Never had an unconsummated delight

She said “Think as it was and then again it will be”
She said “Go sing your heart out to the infinite sea”
She said “I may make you feel but I can’t make you think”
It’s all in the way that you convey it
Was the promise of her may ever real in the summertime?

© 2006-2018 Ric Albano and Cygnus Wave Records

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