Perfect Light

Listen to the Song:

With lyrics that highlight the vanity and absurdity of Hollywood icons and their sycophantic press, “Perfect Light” is one of the more biting and sarcastic songs thematically. Musically, this song features a unique Baroque style hard rock sound brought on by a strong guitar presence by Bret Alexander and some layered synths by Ric Albano.

The song was written by Albano in 2004 and originally recorded at Saturation Acres Danville (PA) in 2005 for release on Imaginary Lines I and later Imaginary Lines 33. In 2016, Albano recorded new vocals which appear on the Sinclair Soul version which is the second track on the 2018 album Nine Fine Lines.


Ric Albano – vocals, synths & orchestration, bass
Bret Alexander – guitars
Ron Simasek – drums


You march down your narrow street
To the rhythmic drums that your master beats
With pretension that this tune is one that you’ve authored
Quickly shuffle past those “water rats”
Who gave comfort to you when the krins’ attacked
And deserve your acknowledgement but you just can’t be bothered

It’s alright, it’s alright, the beautiful people will all be there tonight
To toss and fish for praise that is not deserved
It’s alright, it’s alright, the burdens of fame that tend to make you uptight
Will nicely fuse into indigenous curves, indigenous curves
With no more stress on your nerves, bellowing out your new verbs

Your smile was painted on too thin
And has slowly dissolved into a stressed-out grin
Because deep down you know you want and need more
Covertly detour to your private suite
Garnished with fresh orchids and fine imported meat
But all that you desire is within that cabinet drawer

It’s alright, it’s alright, the Hollywood press will provide cover tonight
And will dutifully drench you in the perfect light
It’s alright, it’s alright, you surely won’t be bothered by those phantoms of life
So you can preach left and you can still be so right
Alright! (You are so correct, sir) So right
In the perfect light, with sympathetic coverage tonight
That marvels at how you get things so right and always fight the good fight
You’re so right, so right, so right, so right, so right, you can never be wrong!

© 2004-2018 Ric Albano and Cygnus Wave Records


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