Bruce Rits Gilbert

Baby Jack

by Bruce Rits Gilbert

Released 2018
Released 2018
Grandchild #3 gets his own song! "Oh, Baby Jack, I'll always come back."
  • 03:32 Lyrics Baby Jack

    Baby Jack

     

    Verse 1

     

    I close my eyes and I can see

    The beautiful boy that you will be

    We’re 3000 miles apart

    Oh, Baby Jack, you’re always in my heart

     

    Verse 2

     

    I fly out West and I can see

    You’re so small and so sweet

    It breaks my heart when it’s time to leave

    Oh, Baby Jack, in you I believe

     

    Chorus

     

    Whoa Oh Oh  Baby Jack, Baby Jack, Baby Jack

    Whoa Oh Oh Baby Jack, Baby Jack, Baby Jack

    Whoa Oh Oh Baby Jack, Baby Jack, Baby Jack

    Oh, Baby Jack, I’ll always come back

     

     

    Bridge

     

    Hey Jack, you’re the baby bro

    The brand new kid on the block

    Your journey will take you to and fro                 

    You know that Calder Boy will always be your rock

     

     

    Verse 3

     

    I know that I will always see

    A boy footloose and fancy free

    In my mind you’re already a star

    Sittin’ with me as we play our guitars

     

    Verse 4

    I close my eyes and I can see

    The beautiful boy that you will be

    We’re 3000 miles apart

    Oh, Baby Jack, you’re always in my heart

     

     

    Chorus

     

    Whoa Oh Oh  Baby Jack, Baby Jack, Baby Jack

    Whoa Oh Oh Baby Jack, Baby Jack, Baby Jack

    Whoa Oh Oh Baby Jack, Baby Jack, Baby Jack

    Oh, Baby Jack, I’ll always come back

    Oh, Baby Jack, I’ll always come back

     

NOTES
"Baby Jack" is the third in Bruce's series (including "Little Calder Boy" and "Little Baby Jane") of songs about his grandchildren. This sweet song was produced by Nick Gunty (1/2 of Frances Luke Accord) in Nick's West Philadelphia studio. The song features Bruce's vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica, along with Matt Lyons' lead guitar and Nick Gunty's ukelele, percussion and backing vocals. Are you "3000 miles apart" from someone that you love more than life itself? And …
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Well, I'm Sixty-Four

by Bruce Rits Gilbert & the Missing Years

Released 2018
Released 2018
Produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Glenn Ferracone, this is the debut album of Bruce Rits Gilbert & The Missing Years. It includes seven new rockin', pop-in', folk-in', original songs for dancing, dreaming, thinking and crying. Turn it up!
  • 04:08 Lyrics Well, I'm Sixty-Four

    Well, I’m Sixty-Four

     

    Verse 1

     

    Back in 1967

    Paul McCartney said

    Will you still need me

    Will you still feed me

    When I’m sixty-four

     

    Verse 2

     

    It was the summer of love

    The times they were a changin’

    And rapidly fadin’

    But the summer doesn’t know

    Where the fall and winter will go

     

    Chorus

     

    Well, I’m sixty-four

    The years went by with a roar

    I ain’t no dinosaur

    Just because, well, I’m sixty-four

     

     

    Verse 3

     

    The years don’t stop for anyone

    By and by they go                                  

    Young and innocent

    We were back then

    So much we didn’t know

     

    Verse 4

     

    Getting older is the road we’re on

    Wising up as we pass through                         

    The evening

    Figures out

    What the morning never knew

     

    Chorus

     

    Well, I’m sixty-four

    The years went by with a roar

    I ain’t no dinosaur

    Just because, well, I’m sixty-four

     

     

    End / Bridge

     

    So, do you still need me?

    Will you still feed me?

    Will you receive me?

    Please never leave me

    Do you believe me?

    When I say, well, I’m sixty-four

    I’m sixty-four

    Oh yeah! I’m really sixty-four!

     

  • 02:41 Lyrics Love Finds You

    Love Finds You                                             

     

     

    Come on, pretty baby, I never knew

    Come on, pretty baby, I wasn’t looking for you

    Come on, come on, come on, come on

     

    Come on, pretty baby, who’d have guessed?

    Come on, pretty baby, now I’m a mess

    Come on, come on, come on, come on        

     

    Chorus

    You know you can’t find love

    No matter what you do

    You know you can’t find love

    If you’re lucky love finds you

     

    Come on, pretty baby, got it bad for you

    Come on, pretty baby, you know I do

    Come on, come on, come on, come on

     

     

    Bridge

    I wasn’t looking for love

    Nothin’ but trouble

    I wasn’t looking for love

    I think I won the daily double

     

     

    Come on, pretty baby, give me a sign

    Come on, pretty baby, you blow my mind

    Come on, come on, come on, come on

     

    Come on, pretty baby, do you love me now

    Come on, pretty baby, show me how

    Come on, come on, come on, come on

     

    Chorus

    You know you can’t find love

    No matter what you do

    You know you can’t find love

    If you’re lucky love finds you

     

    Come on, pretty baby, can’t you see

    Come on, pretty baby, love found me

    Come on, come on, come on, come on

    If love finds you, come on

     

     

     

     

  • 06:54 Lyrics The Greatest Bank Robber of All Time

    The Greatest Bank Robber of All Time

     

    Verse 1

    With bank robbery on his mind

    George Leslie was starting anew

    As a mastermind he was a natural

    So George got himself his very own crew

     

    Verse 2

    A small time criminal and thug

     Thomas Draper was known around town as “Shang”

    With an oversized handlebar mustache

    Shang joined the George Leslie gang

     

     

    Verse 3

    Early on a Saturday morning

     The crew slipped into the Ocean National Bank

    The Little Joker opened the safe

    George took every dollar, pound and franc

     

    Chorus

    Oh, oh George Leslie

    The greatest bank robber of all time

    Oh, oh George Leslie

    He never got caught for his crime

     

     

    Verse 4

    With her long red hair and piercing blue eyes

    Babe Irving slipped into the saloon

    Shang starred at Babe and said, “oh my”

    He poured a drink and started to swoon

     

    Verse 5

    Shang threw down a shot of whiskey

     Babe winked at Shang and said, “come on by”

    They got married just a few weeks later

    But Babe also caught George Leslie’s eye

     

    Verse 6

    George now was a high society guy

    While robbing banks nationwide

    Living a double life lie

    George and Babe had a thing on the side

     

    Chorus

    Oh, oh George Leslie

    The greatest bank robber of all time

    Oh, oh George Leslie

    He never got caught for his crime

     

     

    Verse 7

    Fifty bank robberies later

    George had a meticulous plan

    To pull off one more bank robbery

    The greatest in the entire land

     

    Verse 8

    The whole gang gathered together

    To rehearse in a downtown warehouse space

    George Leslie led the crew step-by-step

    And the plans they were all in place

     

    Verse 9

                                                   

    The target was the main depository

    For the wealthiest folks of the day

    The Manhattan Savings Bank

    Corner of Bleeker Street and Broadway

     

    Chorus

    Oh, oh George Leslie

    The greatest bank robber of all time

    Oh, oh George Leslie

    He never got caught for his crime

     

     

    Verse 10

    George said “Come on, let’s go”

    It’s breakin’ and enterin’ time

    They headed down to Bleeker Street

    But George had sweet Babe on his mind

     

    Verse 11

    The gang got away with one big haul

    Scattered from the bank before daybreak

    Shang went looking for his wife

    But all he found was deep heartache

     

    Verse 12

    George Leslie disappeared after the heist

    Shang tracked him down on the Upper West Side

    He found George and Babe in a hotel room

    Shang shot them both smack between their eyes

     

    Chorus

    Oh, oh George Leslie

    The greatest bank robber of all time

    Oh, oh George Leslie

    He never got caught for his crime

    But he died for his roving eye

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 03:24 Lyrics Life Is Better When I Laugh at Myself

    Life is Better When I Laugh At Myself

     

    Verse 1

     

    I mess up more than I can say

    I do it most every single day

    Things don’t often go as planned

    I know I could be a better man

     

    Verse 2

     

    I mess up these very simple chords

    I know I’ll never win any awards

    I spend too much time kicking the can

    I know I could be a better man

     

    Chorus

     

    Life is better when I laugh at myself

    Sometimes I can’t reach the very top shelf

    It’s not like I can be somebody else, so

    Life is better when I laugh at myself

     

     

    Bridge

     

    Yeah, I know I get things wrong

    Sometimes that goes on all day long

    Maybe I’ll do better one day

    Until then I’ll laugh to my face

     

     

    Verse 3

     

    I mess up wherever I go

    Doesn’t matter if there’s rain or snow

    It’s been this way for my whole life span

    I know I could be a better man

     

    Verse 4

     

    I mess up more than I can say

    I do it most every single day

    Things don’t often go as planned

    I know I could be a better man

     

    Chorus

     

    Life is better when I laugh at myself

    Sometimes I can’t reach the very top shelf

    It’s not like I can be somebody else, so

    Life is better when I laugh at myself     

    You know, Life is better when I laugh at myself

  • 02:56 Lyrics Pink Sneaks

    Pink Sneaks

     

    Verse 1

     

    I walk right through this town

    Day after day

    You never notice me

    Down on Broadway

    But what I know you see when you’re not looking at me

     Is I’m always wearing my pink sneaks

     

     

    Verse 2

     

    It’s lonely in this world

    Day after day

    You never talk to me

    In the alley way

    But what I know you’ll say when you’re not lookin’ my way

    Is I’m always wearing my pink sneaks

     

     

    Chorus

     

    Pink sneaks is what you need

    Pink sneaks don’t make you bleed

    Pink sneaks fit like a glove

    You know you’ll fall in love

    When you start wearing your pink sneaks

     

    Bridge

     

    One day you’ll see me in the light of day (I’ll be here)

    One day you’ll say hello (hello hello)

    One day you’ll come running to me (and on your feet)

    I’ll know you’re wearing your pink sneaks

     

     

    Verse 3

     

    Lots on my mind

    Day after day

    You never listen to me

    No matter what I say

    But what I know you’ll hear when you let me hold you dear

    Is I’m always wearing my pink sneaks

     

     

    Verse 4

     

    I’m here thinking of you

    Day after day

    You never think of me

    In any way

    But what I know you’ll think when you finally give me that wink

    Is I’m always wearing my pink sneaks

     

     

    Chorus

     

     

    Pink sneaks is what you need

    Pink sneaks don’t make you bleed

    Pink sneaks fit like a glove

    You know you’ll fall in love

    When you start wearing your pink sneaks

    When you’re always wearing your pink sneaks

     

     

     

  • 02:48 Lyrics Christmas in Philly
    • Christmas in Philly

       

      Verse 1

       

      It was Christmas in Philly, all the lights were lit up                                                                 

      We were dark and defeated, when the lighting bolt struck

      And I think of it always even when I don’t think

      The process is happening, hey!, we’re on the brink

       

      Chorus

       

      Wait some more, forever it seems

      The 76ers, they’re stuck in my dreams              

      They remind me of the boathouses and the Liberty Bell                       

      The bright lights are shinin’ on Carson and Joel

       

      Verse 2

       

      The Flyers they tease you year after year

      But winning a Cup, oh, it seems so not near

      Rocky was a champ, and the Phillies were too

      The Eagles are surging, they won’t make us blue

       

      Chorus

       

      Wait some more, forever it seems

      The 76ers, they’re stuck in my dreams              

      They remind me of the boathouses and the Liberty Bell                       

      The bright lights are shinin’ on Carson and Joel

       

       

      Verse 3

       

      Soon the sun’ll be shinin’ on the Mummers parade

      Cheap booze on our breath, but I ain’t afraid

       Cuz it’s Christmas in Philly, and tonight I will dream

      Of a party down Broad Street for a championship team

       

      Chorus

       

      Wait some more, forever it seems

      The 76ers, they’re stuck in my dreams              

      They remind me of the boathouses and the Liberty Bell                       

      The bright lights are shinin’ on Carson and Joel

      The bright lights are shinin’ on Carson and Joel

       

  • 03:03 Lyrics Sagachase

     

     

     

    Sagachase

     

    Verse 1

     

    There is a place

    Out on the island

    A place with history

     

    There is a place

    Out on the island

    Where you and I were meant to be

     

    Verse 2

     

    I love the place

    Out on the island

    A place we’ve always been

     

    I love the place

    Out on the island

    Home of Arnie and Lynn

     

    Chorus

     

    Oh Oh Sagachase

    Oh Oh Oh Oh

    Oh Oh Sagachase

    Oh, we’ll never let you go

     

     

    Chorus

    Oh Oh Sagachase

    Oh Oh Oh Oh

    Oh Oh Sagachase

    Oh, we’ll never let you go

     

    Verse 3

    There is a place

    Out on the island

    Montauk is magic by the sea

     

    There is a place

    Out on the island

    Sagachase will set you free

     

NOTES
New original music from Bruce Rits Gilbert! This time with a talented group of musicians, dubbed The Missing Years, who came together just to make this new EP, called "Well, I'm Sixty-Four."

Joining Bruce (vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica) on this EP are Matt Lyons (electric lead guitar), Nick Gunty (acoustic guitar and backing vocals), Brian Powers (mandolin and backing vocals), Glenn Ferracone (drums), Paul Klinefelter (upright and electric bass), Luke Ferracone (acoustic and electric …
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Christmas in Philly

by Bruce Rits Gilbert & the Missing Years

Released 2017
Bruce Rits Gilbert and the Missing Years
Released 2017
Bruce Rits Gilbert and the Missing Years
Hey Philly Phans! This one's for you! "Christmas in Philly," inspired by John Prine's "Christmas in Prison," is a uniquely Philadelphia Christmas tune by Bruce Rits Gilbert & The Missing Years. Trust the Process! And party down Broad Street!
  • 02:48 Lyrics Christmas in Philly

    Christmas in Philly

     

    Verse 1

     

    It was Christmas in Philly, all the lights were lit up                                                                 

    We were dark and defeated, when the lighting bolt struck

    And I think of it always even when I don’t think

    The process is happening, hey!, we’re on the brink

     

    Chorus

     

    Wait some more, forever it seems

    The 76ers, they’re stuck in my dreams              

    They remind me of the boathouses and the Liberty Bell                       

    The bright lights are shinin’ on Carson and Joel

     

    Verse 2

     

    The Flyers they tease you year after year

    But winning a Cup, oh, it seems so not near

    Rocky was a champ, and the Phillies were too

    The Eagles are surging, they won’t make us blue

     

    Chorus

     

    Wait some more, forever it seems

    The 76ers, they’re stuck in my dreams              

    They remind me of the boathouses and the Liberty Bell                       

    The bright lights are shinin’ on Carson and Joel

     

     

    Verse 3

     

    Soon the sun’ll be shinin’ on the Mummers parade

    Cheap booze on our breath, but I ain’t afraid

     Cuz it’s Christmas in Philly, and tonight I will dream

    Of a party down Broad Street for a championship team

     

    Chorus

     

    Wait some more, forever it seems

    The 76ers, they’re stuck in my dreams              

    They remind me of the boathouses and the Liberty Bell                       

    The bright lights are shinin’ on Carson and Joel

    The bright lights are shinin’ on Carson and Joel

     

NOTES
"Christmas in Philly," inspired by John Prine's "Christmas in Prison," is a uniquely Philadelphia tune (Trust the Process!) written by Bruce Rits Gilbert and Teddy Grossman, and performed by Bruce Rits Gilbert & The Missing Years.

The Missing Years, a band in the tradition of The Traveling Wilburys, includes singer-songwriter Bruce Rits Gilbert, Teddy Grossman (frontman for Great Divide), Matt Lyons (frontman for The Parameters), Nick Gunty (one-half of the amazing folk duo, Frances Luke Accord), …
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Ask No Questions, Hear No Lies

by Bruce Rits Gilbert

Released 2017
Released 2017
Produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Glenn Ferracone, this brilliant new EP includes five, new originals, along with two iconic cover songs. Bruce's supporting cast includes Matt Lyons (lead guitar), Brian Kelly (bass) and Kevin Haindle (drums).
  • 04:02 Lyrics Ask No Questions, Hear No Lies

    Ask No Questions, Hear No Lies                 

                     

    Chorus

    Sometimes you wanna know what’s goin’ on

    Sometimes you wanna know the truth

    Sometimes it’s best to just look ‘em in the eyes

    Ask no questions, hear no lies

     

     Verse 1

    We used to tell the truth and nothing but the truth

    We used to give our word

    We used tell it like it is

    Now we just flip folks the bird

     

     Verse 2

    We used to hear just the facts, ma’am

    We used to believe what we heard

    We used to trust the TV news

    Now it’s just the theater of the absurd

     

    Chorus

    Sometimes you wanna know what’s goin’ on

    Sometimes you wanna know the truth

    Sometimes it’s best to just look ‘em in the eyes

    Ask no questions, hear no lies

     

     

    Bridge

    Does anybody even care

    About this post fact world we live in

    Does anybody even care

    That some folks will say anything for winnin’

    That some folks will say anything for winnin’

     

    Chorus

    Sometimes you wanna know what’s goin’ on

    Sometimes you wanna know the truth

    Sometimes it’s best to just look ‘em in the eyes

    Ask no questions, hear no lies

     

     Verse 3

    Now we have alternative facts

    Where things no longer jive

    Cuz in this crazy, mixed up world

    Two plus two now make five

     

    Chorus

    Sometimes you wanna know what’s goin’ on

    Sometimes you wanna know the truth

    Sometimes it’s best to just look ‘em in the eyes

    Ask no questions, hear no lies

    Ask no questions, hear no lies

     

  • 02:42 Lyrics Drivin' to the City

    Driving’ To The City

     

     

    Drivin’ to the city; here I go

    Drivin’ to the city; I ain’t goin’ slow

    Drivin’ to the city; See what’s goin’ on

    Drivin’ to the city; Checking out the jawn.

     

    Drivin’ to the city

    Drivin’ to the city

    Oh yeah

     

    Drivin’ to the city; The traffic, it’s bad

    Drivin’ to the city; I ain’t wearin’ plaid

    Drivin’ to the city; Everyone’s there

    Drivin’ to the city; Truth or dare.

     

    Drivin’ to the city

    Drivin’ to the city

    Oh yeah

     

    Drivin’ to the city; The party’s on fire 

    Drivin’ to the city; Ain’t for the boys choir

    Drivin’ to the city; Hipsters are a showin’

    Drivin’ to the city; The IPA is flowin’ 

     

    Drivin’ to the city

    Drivin’ to the city

    Oh yeah

     

    Finally got to the big party

    Oh yeah, oh yeah

     

    Bridge

     

    It’s going down in the city

    It’s ain’t gonna be pretty

    Things are so gritty

    In the city

     

    Drivin to the city; The music is loud

    Drivin’ to the city; Ain’t a bad crowd

    Drivin’ to the city; Doors are busted open

    Drivin’ to the city; Ain’t no one mopin’

     

    Drivin’ to the city

    Drivin’ to the city

    Oh yeah

     

    Drivin’ to the city; Someone called the cops

    Drivin’ to the city; Gimme a vodka on the rocks

    Drivin’ to the city; Keep this party goin’

    Drivin’ to the city; Nothin’ is slowin’

     

    Drivin’ to the city

    Drivin’ to the city

    Oh yeah

     

    Drivin’ to the city; It’s 4 AM

    Drivin’ to the city; No more mayhem

    Drivin’ to the city; Sittin’ in jail

    Drivin’ to the city; Ain’t no one got my bail

     

    Drivin’ to the city

    Drivin’ to the city

    Oh yeah

     

    Finally got to the big house

    Oh yeah, oh yeah

     

  • 03:12 Lyrics How Lucky

    How Lucky (John Prine)

    Today I walked down the street I use to wander
    Shook my head and made myself a bet
    There was all these things that I don't think I remember
    Hey, how lucky can one man get.

     

    I bronzed my shoes and hung 'em from a rearview mirror
    Bronzed admiration in the blind spot of regret
    There was all these things that I don't think I remember
    Hey, how lucky can one man get.

     

    Today I walked down the street I use to wander
    Scratched my head and lit my cigarette
    Well, there was all these things that I don't think I remember
    Hey, how lucky can one man get.

     

    Today I walked down the street I use to wander
    Yeah, shook my head and made myself a bet
    There was all these things that I don't think I remember
    Hey, how lucky can one man get.
    Hey, how lucky can one man get.
    Hey, how lucky can
    One 
    Man
    Get.




  • 03:18 Story Lyrics Little Baby Jane

    Little Baby Jane

     

    CHORUS

     

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    That’s what I want to say

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    More and more each and every day

     

    Verse 1

    You’re always on the go

    Learning something new

    Moving like the wind

    Will I ever catch you?

     

    Verse 2

    Your voice is so sweet

    Your smile is so bright

    Your laughter is so big

    You always bring us light

     

    CHORUS

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    That’s what I want to say

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    More and more each and every day

     

    Bridge

    Baby Jane, Baby Jane

    Little Baby Jane

    Baby Jane, Baby Jane

    Oh Yeah

     

    Baby Jane, Baby Jane

    Little Baby Jane

    I love you

    Little Baby Jane

     

    CHORUS

     Little Baby Jane, I love you

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    That’s what I want to say

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    More and more each and every day

      

    Verse 3

    You’re the light of my life

    The stars in my sky

    The snow on my mountain

    I’ll be there when you cry

     

    Verse 4

    More beautiful every day

    More amazing every night

    Irresistible every week

    You always bring us light

     

    CHORUS

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    That’s what I want to say

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    Little Baby Jane, I love you

    More and more each and every day

     

    Baby Jane, Baby Jane

    Little Baby Jane

     

  • 03:26 Story Lyrics Little Calder Boy

    Little Calder Boy

     

     

    Chorus

     

    Small fry, you’re a sweet little baby

    Small fry, you’re our baby boy

    Small fry, you’re a sweet little baby

    Small fry, you’re the real McCoy

     

    Verse 1

    We heard you were a comin’ on a cold winter morn

    You know I loved you from the moment you were born

    Such a sweet little guy, an amazing bundle of joy

    You are our little Calder boy

     

    Verse 2

    Your smile is about a hundred miles wide

    You know I’ll always be there right by your side

    Such a sweet little guy, sometimes a little coy

    You are our little Calder boy                      

     

    Chorus

     

    Small fry, you’re a sweet little baby

    Small fry, you’re our baby boy

    Small fry, you’re a sweet little baby

    Small fry, you’re the real McCoy

     

     

     

    Verse 3

    Soon you’ll be cruisin’ around the whole neighborhood

    Runnin’ with your friends and always doin’ good

    Such a sweet little guy, playin’ with your toys

    You are our little Calder boy          

     

    Verse 4

    We heard you were a comin’ on a cold winter morn

    You know I loved you from the moment you were born

    Such a sweet little guy, an amazing bundle of joy

    You are our little Calder boy

     

    Chorus

     

    Small fry, you’re a sweet little baby

    Small fry, you’re our baby boy

    Small fry, you’re a sweet little baby

    Small fry, you’re the real McCoy

    Small fry, little Calder boy

  • 02:12 Lyrics Blue Suede Shoes
    Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)

    Well, it's a-one for the money
    Two for the show
    Three to get ready now go, cat, go
    But don't you 
    Step on my blue suede shoes
    You can do anything 
    But lay off of my blue suede shoes

    You can knock me down
    Step on my face
    Slander my name all over the place
    Do anything that you wanna do
    But uh-uh, honey, lay off of my shoes
    But don't you 
    Step on my blue suede shoes
    You can do anything 
    But lay off of my blue suede shoes

    Well it's blue blue, blue suede shoes, baby
    Blue blue, blue suede shoes, honey
    Blue blue, blue suede shoes, mama
    Blue blue, blue suede shoes

    You can do anything 

    But lay off of my blue suede shoes
     
    Yeah

    You can burn my house
    Steal my car
    Drink my liquor from an old fruit jar
    Do anything that you wanna do
    But uh-uh, honey, lay off of my shoes
    But don't you 
    Step on my blue suede shoes
    You can do anything 
    But lay off of my blue suede shoes


    Well it's blue blue, blue suede shoes, baby
    Blue blue, blue suede shoes, honey
    Blue blue, blue suede shoes, mama
    Blue blue, blue suede shoes

    You can do anything 
    But lay off of my blue suede shoes
    Yeah
  • 04:01 Lyrics When You No Longer Cry

    When You No Longer Cry     

     

    Opening

     

    Cryin’ brings out all the emotion

    With tears to fill the Atlantic Ocean

    Causing a whole lot of commotion

    Showing all your love and devotion

     

    Chorus

     

    How do you know it’s time to go?

    Time to say good-bye

    How do you know it’s time to go?

    Well, you know when you no longer cry.

     

    Verse 1

    When you’re young the days go slow

    It seems like you’ll never grow

    And being a kid you feel so small

    When all you cry for is to grow tall.

     

    Verse 2

    Years go by; you’re full grown

    You have a few kids of your own

    Sure, it’s pretty much the best

    When you all you cry for is a good night’s rest.

     

    Chorus

     

    How do you know it’s time to go?

    Time to say good-bye

    How do you know it’s time to go?

    Well, you know when you no longer cry.

     

    Bridge

     

    Cryin’ brings out all the emotion

    With tears to fill the Atlantic Ocean

    Causing a whole lot of commotion

    Showing all your love and devotion

     

    Verse 3

    Middle age creeps up so fast

    But it still feels like things will last

    Like the oldies on the radio station

    When you all you cry for is a sweet vacation

     

    Verse 4

    Where did the years go?

    Watching the grandkids grow

    Taking a bow; once last cheer

    When all you cry for is one more year.

     

     

    Chorus

     

    How do you know it’s time to go?

    Time to say good-bye

    How do you know it’s time to go?

    Well, you know when you no longer cry

    Yeah, you know when you no longer cry.

     

NOTES
Bruce Rits Gilbert's new EP, "Ask No Questions, Hear No Lies," was recorded at the Music Centre in Chester Springs, PA. Produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Glenn Ferracone, the album includes five originals, along with two cover songs.

Along with Bruce's vocals, rhythm guitar and harmonica, the album features Matt Lyons on lead guitar, Brian Kelly on bass guitar, and Kevin Haindl on drums.

The album opens with the title track, "Ask No Questions, Hear No …
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Ride the Open Road

by Bruce Rits Gilbert

Released 2016
Released 2016
This new album includes some upbeat rockers, a couple of sentimental stories, a few tributes, a ballad, and a silly love song.
  • 03:59 Lyrics Dancing All Night Long

     

    Dancing All Night Long

     

    Chorus

     

    Hey hey, Ho ho

    Let’s dance really slow

    Hey hey, Ho ho

    I don’t want to ever let go

     

    Hey hey, Ho ho

    Let’s dance cheek to cheek

    Hey Hey, Ho Ho

    Keep swaying to the beat

     

    We hadn’t been dancing for a long time

    We almost forgot all our moves

    But then the music starting hoppin’

    And we found our groove

     

    The band played some oldies

    I was twirling you around

    Our heads were really boppin’

    Our feet barely touched the ground

      

    Chorus

     

    Hey hey, Ho ho

    Let’s dance really slow

    Hey hey, Ho ho

    I don’t want to ever let go

     

    Hey hey, Ho ho

    Let’s dance cheek to cheek

    Hey hey, Ho ho

    Keep swaying to the beat

     

    The jams kept a comin’

    But then they said one last song                                  

    This shindig should never end

    We could keep dancing all night long.

     

    Chorus x 2

     

    Hey hey, Ho ho

    Let’s dance really slow

    Hey hey, Ho ho

    I don’t want to ever let go

     

    Hey hey, Ho ho

    Let’s dance cheek to cheek

    Hey hey, Ho ho

    Keep swaying to the beat

     

     

     

  • 03:24 Lyrics All the Way to Seattle

    Chorus

    We took a road trip across the country

    We started out in Philadelphia, PA

    The road took us all the way to Seattle

    Moving my baby girl out that way.

     

     

    She was 27 and she wanted a change

    Decided to head way out west

    So we packed the car and started down the highway

    Deep in my heart I knew it was for the best.

     

     

    3000 miles to go on our journey

    3000 miles to drive we had

    Lots of sights to see along the way

    But still making this trip made me sad.

     

     Chorus

    We took a road trip across the country

    We started out in Philadelphia, PA

    The road took us all the way to Seattle

    Moving my baby girl out tha

     

    Bridge

    Was it really time for her to go?

    I think that I really know

    Sometimes you gotta let go

    Change is often good for the soul.

     

    We finally made it out to Washington

    Starting out in old Spokane

    Before heading west to Seattle

    We somehow made it across the land.

      

    Chorus

    We took a road trip across the country

    We started out in Philadelphia, PA

    The road took us all the way to Seattle

    Moving my baby girl out that way

  • 02:57 Lyrics Ride the Open Road

    Ride the Open Road

    I first met you back in 1976

    There you were standing in that spot

    You were all alone in a crowded parking lot     

    Were you going to let me take you home or not.

     

    I didn’t know what to say to you

    You were looking oh so very blue

    Standing by yourself not knowing what to do

    But oh so bright, shiny and new.

     

    Chorus

    Ride, ride, ride the open road

    Come on, let’s ride the open road

    You and I should ride the open road

    Come on, you know it’s time to go.

     

    Mile after mile you drove with me

    And I know that the years took their toll on you

    But you always looked so pretty in blue

    Even when you weren’t bright, shiny and new.

     

    Bridge

    It was back in 1998

    You and I were out a little late

    We got hit head on that night

    But everything turned out all right.

     

    You and I are in this forever

    You take care of me and I of you

    A model two thousand two

    You’re the perfect BMW.

      

    Chorus

    Ride, ride, ride the open road

    Come on, let’s ride the open road

    You and I should ride the open road

    Come on, you know it’s time to go.

    Yeah, you know it’s time to go.

     

     

  • 02:56 Lyrics Back in Whitefish Bay

    Back in Whitefish Bay

    You and I were walking through town

    It was a snowy night in 1971

    A couple of days before Christmas

    I knew it was time to run.

     

    So off we went through the streets

    Passing all kinds of Christmas lights

    Running through the ice and snow

    It just was the perfect night.

     

    Chorus 

    Back in Whitefish Bay

    The town just had a way

    Of making things okay

    Back in Whitefish Bay

     

    You and I were walking through town

    It was a summer night in 1972

    School had just let out

    Time for me to head out of town.

     

    I knew that I’d see you again

    When I came back another day

    It might not be til Christmas time

    And those lights would be shinin’ away

      

    Chorus 

    Back in Whitefish Bay

    The town just had a way

    Of making things okay

    Back in Whitefish Bay

     

     

  • 03:13 Lyrics 99 Miles to Philly (Electric Version)

    99 Miles to Philly

     

    Walking down the streets of Brooklyn

    Just me and a bottle of gin

    Somewhere on Atlantic Avenue

    I don’t know where I’ve been

     

    Walking down the streets of Brooklyn

     Just looking to get back home

    What am I gonna do today

    Cuz I’m doing it all alone

     

    Walking down the streets of Brooklyn

    Somebody show me the way

    I don’t know this town at all

    I’ve been lost all day

     

    Walking down the streets of Brooklyn

    Looking to hop a train

    Gotta get myself moving along

    Before I go insane

      

    Chorus

     

    99 miles to Philly

    I wanna get home today

    99 miles, 99 miles

    99 miles away

     

    99 miles to Philly                             

    That’s the only thing I know

    99 miles, 99 miles

    99 miles to go

     

     Walking down the streets of Brooklyn

    Don’t know where I’m supposed to go

    Everyone’s moving around me fast

    They’re coming at me high and low

      

    Walking down the streets of Brooklyn

    Looking to find my way

    The sun is finally going down

    It’s been a real long day

     

    Walking down the streets of Brooklyn

    Just me and a bottle of gin

    Somewhere on Atlantic Avenue

    I don’t know where I’ve been

     

    Walking down the streets of Brooklyn

    Just looking to get back home

    What am I gonna do today

    Cuz I doing it all alone

     

     

    Chorus

     

    99 miles to Philly

    I wanna get home today

    99 miles, 99 miles

    99 miles away

     

    99 miles to Philly

    That’s the only thing I know

    99 miles, 99 miles

    99 miles to go

     

     99 miles, 99 miles

    99 miles to go

  • 02:54 Lyrics Beautiful Day in August

    Beautiful Day in August

     

    It was a beautiful day in August

    The moon was out that night.

    Sittin’  around the kitchen table.

    Everything felt so right

     

    We were just starting dinner.

    Just the five of us that night.

    All three girls at home

    Oh my, it was quite a sight.

     

    Then Emily had an announcement.

    We listened to the news.

    She said Molly was having a baby.

    My oh my how crazy.

     

    Chorus

     

    Oh, there were tears in our eyes.

    Oh, we were so surprised.

    We weren’t sure what to do.

    So we had a group hug or two.

     

    It was a beautiful day in August.

    All the girls were home that night.

    Sittin’ ‘round the kitchen table.

    Everything felt so right.

     

    We started asking questions.

    Like when the baby was due.

    Molly started to answer.            

    Then Casey said there’s something else, too.

     

    Molly said there’s more.

    We wondered what it could be.

    She said, “Yes, I’m having a baby,

    But so is my sister, Emily.”

     

    Chorus

     

    Oh, there were tears in our eyes.

    Oh, we were so surprised.

    We weren’t sure what to do.

    So we had a group hug or two.

    Oh yeah, we had a group hug or two. 

  • 02:31 Lyrics It Wasn't so Long Ago (Country Version)

    It Wasn't So Long Ago

     

    It wasn't so long ago

    There were three kids here

    Three beautiful girls

     

    It wasn't so long ago

    There were three kids here

    Some even with curls

     

    It wasn't so long ago 

    With laughter, squeals and shouts

    Our home was full of toys

     

    It wasn't so long ago

    With baseballs and Barbies

    A home filled with joy

     

    Chorus

     

    And just like that

    One by one

    They left the house

    It was no fun

     

    Yeah, and just like that

    They left our home

    It was time to go out

    On their own

     

    Chorus

     

    And just like that

    One by one

    They left the house

    It was no fun

     

    Yeah, and just like that

    They left our home

    It was time to go out

    One their own

     

    It wasn't so long ago

    There were three kids here

    Three beautiful girls

     

    It wasn't so long ago

    There were three kids here

    Some even with curls

  • 02:51 Lyrics Katie and the Truth

    Katie and The Truth

       

    He has red hair, and that’s plain to see

    He’s a ginger through and through

    What you notice after a little while

    He’s the Truth and he has a crooked smile.

     

    Her mama always loved her, and she tells so everyday

    She beautiful through and through

    It’s easy to see through all of those dark brown curls

    It ain’t no lie she’s a special kind of girl.

     

     

    Chorus

     

    Katie and the Truth, it’s happening right now

    Katie and the Truth, right out on Long Island Sound

    Katie and the Truth, they’re on top of the world

    It’s the Truth; Katie is his girl 

     

    She came back from New York just two short years ago

    She’s a Philly girl through and through

    Waiting for her at home was something brand new

    It ain’t no lie she found the Truth.

     

    He’s tall, red and handsome, and fair as can be

    He’s good hearted through and through

    It’s easy to see right away

    It’s the Truth; he digs Katie every day.

     

    Chorus

     

    Katie and the Truth, it’s happening right now

    Katie and the Truth, right out on Long Island Sound

    Katie and the Truth, they’re on top of the world

    It’s the Truth; Katie is his girl.

    The Truth knows that Katie is his girl.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 05:02 Lyrics What Ever Happened to Tyjai

    Whatever Happened to Tyjai?

     

    He grew up in the southwest part of town

    He never knew any other way

    Mom raised him all by herself

    His dad was never there for a day

     

    Things were tough most all the time

    But he didn’t seem to mind at all

    He went to school now and again

    But mostly he was just out playin’ ball

     

    No one was better on the court

    His dream was to play in the NBA

    That was his ticket out of town

    He didn’t see any other way

      

    Chorus

     

    Whatever happened to Tajai?

    He was the best you’d ever see

    Whatever happened to Tajai?

    His dreams died so quietly

     

    Mom lost her job once again

    There was no food on the table at home

    He needed to help her out

    He left the house all alone

     

    He started walking uptown

    On a cold and windy night

    His hood was on top of his head

    His eyes were down and his hands out of sight

     

    The cop yelled at him to turn around

    But he kept walking down the street

    He never saw it coming

    He just fell to the cold concrete

      

    Chorus

     

    Whatever happened to Tajai?

    He was the best you’d ever see

    Whatever happened to Tajai?

    He died so quietly

     

  • 03:00 Lyrics I'll Always Stand with You

    I’ll Always Stand With You

     

    Oh, I love you today

    Oh, I love you today

    Oh, I love; I wanna hug you

    Oh, I love you today.

     

    Oh, I’ll miss you tonight

    Oh, I’ll miss you tonight

    Oh, I’ll miss you; I wanna kiss you

    Oh, I’ll miss you tonight.

     

    Oh, I’ll see you tomorrow

    Oh, I’ll see you tomorrow

    Oh, I’ll see you; I’ll never leave you

    Oh, I’ll see you tomorrow

      

     

    Oh, I want you right now

    Oh, I want you right now

    Oh, I want you; I’ll never haunt you

     Oh, I want you right now.

     

    Oh, I’ll always stand with you

    Oh, I’ll always stand with you

    Oh, I’ll stand with you; I’ll never quit you

    Oh, I’ll always stand with you.

     

    Oh, I’ll love you forever

    Oh, I’ll love you forever

    Oh, I’ll love you; I wanna hug you

    Oh, I’ll love you forever.

     

     

     

NOTES
Bruce Rits Gilbert has a new album, "Ride the Open Road." It's his first album recorded in a studio. Recorded at Red Planet in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania, the album includes 10 original songs. Bruce co-produced the album with Matt Lyons, the lead guitarist and frontman for The Parameters. In addition to Matt's riveting lead guitar, Matt's bandmates in the Parameters also support Bruce on the album. Brian Kelly adds a fine bass guitar to several songs …
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