Bruce Rits Gilbert

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 Lies," which is a song of our uncertain and untrusting political times. The EP's other originals include "Drivin' To The City," a full out bluesy rocker; "Little Baby Jane" and "Little Calder Boy," two sweet tributes to Bruce's young grandkids; and "When You No Longer Cry," the album's closing track about the years going by.

The two covers are John Prine's "How Lucky," which is one of the prettiest and most under-appreciated John Prine songs, and Carl Perkins' iconic "Blue Suede Shoes."

In other words, the album is 22 minutes and 54 seconds of awesomeness.