Bruce Rits Gilbert

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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Just Me and My Gibson Guitar

by Bruce Rits Gilbert

Released 2015
Released 2015
Including a fun and eclectic group of eight original songs, this country/folk/pop album was recorded on Bruce's home computer. New versions of both "99 Miles to Philly" and "It Wasn't So Long Ago," are available on Bruce's new album, "Ride the Open Road."
NOTES
Both the title track, "Just Me and My Gibson Guitar," and the second track, "99 Miles to Philly," are upbeat, driving songs that channel Gilbert's inner "John Prine." Gilbert shows his sentimental side in "Life and You (Just Seem to Get Along Like Old Friends)," co-written by Gilbert with his daughter, Molly Gilbert Zulauf, and her husband, Ben Calder Zulauf, and in "It Wasn't So Long Ago," a sweet tune about Gilbert's three daughters. He pays …
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