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Modern Girl 00:46
Modern Girl Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 1985, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. She's romantic And she's thinking. She's a modern girl. She's real angry. She says life is art. She's a modern girl.
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Shanghai Express Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 1972, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Shanghai Lily Threw it all away. For love, doc, threw it all away. For love, doc, threw it all away. Shanghai Lily never learned to pray. For love, doc, better learn to pray. For love, doc, better plan to pay. I guess it's better just to Let it fade away. I guess it's easier to Let it pass this way. I don't know what she's doing, Where she'll be another day. But Shanghai Lily Threw it all away. Shanghai Lily Threw it all away. Shanghai train, it runs right through my dreams. Train rides through my dreams. Train rides through my dreams. People there ain't quite what they seem. Ain't quite what they seem. Ain't quite what they dream. I guess it's better just to Let it fade away. I guess it's easier to Let it pass this way. Hollywood. Hollywood. Marlene, I know you're the Queen of the silver screen. Marlene, I know you've got Something the boys all need. But you gotta take care of yourself When times are getting lean. And Shanghai Lily Threw it all away. Shanghai Lily Threw it all away.
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I Wanna Be The CIA Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 2001, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. I wanna be the CIA So I can know everything. I wanna be the CIA So I can get anything. He wanna be the CIA. He wanna be the CIA. I wanna be the FBI So I can get a gun. I wanna be the FBI And flash my badge at everyone. He wanna be the FBI. He wanna be the FBI. I wanna be General Electric So I can have all the power. I wanna be General Electric So I can black out everyone. He wanna be the FBI. He wanna be the FBI. So he can get a bigger gun. I wanna be the CIA He wanna be the CIA. I wanna be the CIA So baby, I can rule the world. I wanna be the CIA He wanna be the CIA. I wanna be the CIA So I can finally have some fun. So I can really have some fun.
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Renaissance Man Words and Music by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 1972, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. You say I am a Renaissance man Well, people have said that before. They say I am a clever lad And I can make it If I try once more. You say I am a literate guy That I know what I'm doing as well I would insist that I must contradict you Got no answers You can't spell. Oooh, what a marvelous dream we've had. But I'm not really sure at all That dreamin' is what it's called. You say I am a Renaissance man And I'm not really sure what you mean. You see various futures for me But you can't really tell me Where they lead. You say I am a well-rounded guy Well traveled, well versed and well bred. I would tell you that I haven't a clue The world is larger Than my head. Oooh, what a marvelous dream we've had. But I'm not really sure at all That dreamin' is what it's called.
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In The Past 04:29
In The Past Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 2002, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Where is peace? Where is charity? Where is happiness? Where is trust? We lost it someplace In the past. Where is love? Where is innocence? Where is beauty? Where is forgiveness? Where is belief? Where is fairness? Where is wisdom? Where is compassion? Where is hope? Where is honesty? Where is tolerance? Where is choice? Where is faith? Where is respect? Where is integrity? Where is freedom?
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Through The Underground Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté and Shari Famous. Copyright © 1974, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. I'm traveling along through the underground. I journey for you, I journey for me. And what do I see, as I look around? I see your eyes, looking back at me. I see your eyes, looking back at me. The way is long and my feet are tired. There is no light, down here at all. And what do I see, by the lantern fire? I see my fears, holding on to you. I see my fears, holding on to you. I'm traveling along and I don't know why. Where I am, or how I got so high. And what do I see, as I look around? I see your eyes, looking back at me. I see your eyes, looking back at me. I see your eyes.
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"Where to, Brain?" "To a place that never shuts down!" "We're going to Denny's?" "No, Pinky. Hollywood, California!" Rob Paulsen (Pinky) and Maurice LaMarche (Brain) from an unknown episode of "Pinky and The Brain"
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Across The Universe Lyrics by John Lennon © Sony/ATV Music Publishing Words are flowing out Like endless rain into a paper cup They slither while they pass They slip away across the universe Pools of sorrow waves of joy Are drifting through my open mind Possessing and caressing me Jai Guru Deva, om Nothing's gonna change my world Nothing's gonna change my world Nothing's gonna change my world Nothing's gonna change my world Images of broken light Which dance before me like a million eyes They call me on and on across the universe Thoughts meander like a restless wind Inside a letter box They tumble blindly as they make their way Across the universe Jai Guru Deva, om Nothing's gonna change my world Nothing's gonna change my world Nothing's gonna change my world Nothing's gonna change my world Sounds of laughter shades of earth Are ringing through my open views Inciting and inviting me Limitless undying love Which shines around me like a million suns It calls me on and on across the universe Jai Guru Deva, om Nothing's gonna change my world Nothing's gonna change my world Nothing's gonna change my world Nothing's gonna change my world Jai Guru Deva
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Tulsa Blues 02:36
Tulsa Blues Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 1972, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Far away from the land of All. I get on. Driving sky to the northern poles. Fleeting sun. Signal for the man to pass me I can't seem to make the last mile run. Piston blown in the highway hills. It don't roll. Stubborn pavement, the lizzie's grave. And the law Calls me to attend the funeral I can't even raise a single tear. Far away from the land of All. I break down. Lost in an ice storm in Tulsa, frozen in a five-dollar room. Mechanic says it'll take five days and it can't be a day too soon. When we roll we'll be movin' slow 'cause the snow won't let us leave. And if you could only, well, see your face you know you'd look a lot like me. Did you think that we'd never reach home, we'd be Stranded all our lives? Tulsa blues, bad vibes. Did you think that we'd never reach home, we'd be Stranded all our lives? Tulsa blues, bad vibes. Far away from the land of All. I break down.
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Heavy Petting Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté Copyright 1980, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Backwards music turns me around. Faster music makes my blood boil. Intense vibration. It's so sexy. It's so sexy. Heavy petting. Synthetic music carries me along. Plastic future where we're all the same. Perverse direction. It's so sexy. It's so sexy. Heavy petting. Electric music isn't really there. Occupies a space that's empty. Random selection. It's so sexy. It's so sexy. Heavy petting. Listen To Me Music: Rich La Bonté Words: Rich La Bonté and Shari Foos Copyright 1980, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Look at me, 'cause You're not paying attention. Listen to me, 'cause You don't hear a single word I say. Yes, I am looking. I see there is trouble. I wanted to listen, But I couldn't hear. Your eyes are bloody. Your mouth is still foaming. I did pay attention, But I couldn't see. Listen to you. You listen to me. Watch how I speak, To create empathy. Look at me, 'cause You're not paying attention. Listen to me, 'cause You don't hear a single word I say.
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Everybody Wants A Bomb
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Don't stop the music. Don't stop.
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Level 5 04:59
Level 5 Words and Music by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 2008, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Magnetic ships will carry us to Level 5. Where everyone lives happily in celestial harmony. Just floating here among the spheres in Level 5. But down on Earth in Belly Rave where cats and rats Eat better than outlaws, outcasts and gypsy orphans Left alone like atomic waste to break down in a million years. Back to the dark ages for you stupid magicians, Professors of absolute certainty and greed Crumbling dead flowers, power turned off forever. Our gentle intellect will save us on Level 5. Where scientists work hand in hand perfecting modern man. Magnetic ships will ferry us to Level 5
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Sonar 02:17
"Our results indicate a deleterious interaction between intense underwater sound fields and the vital body systems of a small terrestrial mammal, either directly or via inert gas bubble growth. This may contribute to our understanding of the mass stranding of cetaceans, purportedly associated with the deployment of naval sonar, and may also have potential implications for human diving safety..." Evidence for the initiation of decompression sickness by exposure to intense underwater sound - Dror Tal, Hofit Shachar-Bener, Dov Hershkovitz, Yehuda Arieli and Avi Shupak. Journal of Neurophysiology. Sept. 2015.
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Remember It All Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 1983, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. In the beginning There was no reason To be afraid. Now that it's ending I've only memories Of what was said. (Chorus): I'm losing you And that's what I fear most of all. I'm losing you And that's when the tears start to fall. When I try to remember it all. We were so careless Innocent youth spent Playing a game. Tapped out and useless Trying to remember Why it began. You were so perfect Never to worry About the past. Only in moonlight Remember the first kiss Might be the last.
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Secret 67 03:58
This instrumental has nothing to do with Ronald Reagan, The Doors, Lester Maddox, The Human Be-In, Louis Leakey, Apollo 1, Jim Garrison, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Nico, The Grateful Dead, Muhammad Ali, Jimi, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Moshe Dayan, Margrethe, US race riots, Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream, Joan Baez, Hair, Thurgood Marshall, Gene McCarthy, or Their Satanic Majesties Request.
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Rainy Day 09:03
Rainy Day Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 1972, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. You really know it's a rainy day You really know. You really know it's a rainy day You really know. You really know it's a rainy day You really know. I wish I could go away Anywhere but here. Neurotic people here in New York City Drive me crazy. Ooh-ooh-ooh ooh. You really know it's a rainy day You really know. You really know it's a rainy day You really know. You really know it's a rainy day You really know. I wish I could go down To Mexico and stay. I wish I could go back To L.A. and play. Ooh-ooh-ooh ooh. Takes me so long to rise Pass through the sleep in my eyes. It's far too far early to wake. Get up, ah-ah-ah. Get up, ah-ah. Takes me so long to alight. It's been a journey from night. Say it's too soon to return. Get up, ah-ah-ah. Get up, ah-ah-ah. Get up, ah-ah.
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Deco 04:02
Instrumentals don't have lyrics, silly!
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I Know That It Don't Flush With You Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 1972, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Monday she took all my Money and spread it around. Spent it on charities Gave it to people she found. I didn't like what she did. She said she didn't care if I hid All my faith in the ground. She's no clown. Tuesday she took all my Tires and attached them to trees. I tried to tell her but She just swings deaf in the breeze. I had to travel that night By ox cart and dim candlelight While she gathered her leaves. If you please. (Chorus): Oooh. And it's true. And I know that it don't Flush with you but I'm Just trying to do What you wanted me to. Wednesday she wandered away With my wardrobe and shoes. Willfully pilfered my closets and Left me for nude. So I'm just tied to be fit And filled with regret as I sit On the crapper and brood. She's so rude.
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Dancin' 02:46
Dancin' Music and Lyrics by Rich La Bonté Copyright 1982, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. I'm dancin' Dancin' through the ruins of the city in the dark. I'm dancin' Fox trottin' past the shadows Where the gang boys will roam. I'm dancin' Dead discos, lame partners, white hair and bleedin' toes. I'm dancin', I'm dancin'. Unlit Gotham where the nightwings chase. Turnin' through the towers of a dyin' race. A scream of fright in deserted streets. Unique phantom's smiling face. (Chorus) Glistening orb hangs in the darkest dark. Floating in an ink sea like the beat of your heart. Suspended in memories and contained in itself. Singular bubble of the deepening past. (Chorus)
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She Want No Alibis Words and Music by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 1983, 2021 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. She give, she take She want no alibis. She need, she don't She gonna come alive. The girl's a real sensation when she's dressed in black. A woman on the edge and she might never Ever be back. She want no She want no alibi No, no don't start to explain. She want no alibi No, no relief from the pain. She want no alibi No, no she's tryin' to survive. She laugh, she frown She want no alibis. She promised, she can't She gonna come alive. The girl's a real sensation when she's dressed in black. A woman on the edge and she might never Ever be back. She want no She want no alibi No, no don't start to explain. She want no alibi No, no relief from the pain. She want no alibi No, no she's tryin' to survive. She want to be in love Without the strings attached. No battered jealousies or lover's tears. She want to hold a heart But keep her self intact. No. No, no, no, oh-ho oh no. She want no She want no alibi No, no don't start to explain. She want no alibi No, no relief from the pain. She want no alibi No, no she's tryin' to survive. She want no She want no alibi No, no don't start to explain. She want no alibi No, no relief from the pain. She want no alibi No, no she's tryin' to survive. She want no alibi She want no alibi She want no alibi (ad nauseum)

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Some of the individual electronic and electroacoustic pieces I have recorded over the last 50 years. They are my memoir, spanning two centuries. Maintaining your anonymity, thanks to my many muses!

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2 EXTRA BONUS TRACKS included with full LP download:
A. Drums Along The Maple Wood
B. Chance Circumstance
From the A/B single vinyl release in 1980 on the fLAtDiSk Moxie label

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released January 1, 2021

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Across The Universe © Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
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Rich La Bonté (1946) is an American musician, writer, editor. He was lead singer of the upstate New York band the huns (1965- 66), played bass and sang in the original NY and LA casts of the musical Godspell, original cast LP and movie soundtrack LP. Produced, co-wrote the seminal electronic Mayan Canals LP and Kim Fowley's Son of Frankenstein LP. Get more info, free MP3s & stuff on his website! ... more

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