Bruce Rits Gilbert

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 guitar), and, on just one track, Teddy Grossman (piano, organ and vocals).

Produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Glenn Ferracone, The EP leads off with the title track, "Well, I'm Sixty-Four," a reflective look at aging by Bruce as he turns 64, and includes sublime background harmonies by Nick and Brian, whose "day jobs" are making music as the amazing folk duo Frances Luke Accord. Nick and Brian also provide their dreamy harmonies on "The Greatest Bank Robber of All Time," the story of the epic bank robbing career of George Leslie, and on "Life is Better When I Laugh at Myself," Bruce's not entirely tongue-and-cheek look at his life's failures.

Channeling his inner Elvis, Bruce goes all 50s rock in "Love Finds You," which features the sumptuous lead guitar of Matt, who is the frontman for the Philadelphia-based band The Parameters, along with the exquisite rhythm section work by Glenn on drums, Paul on electric bass, and Luke and Bruce both on rhythm guitars. Bruce stays in the 50s' rock & roll genre with "Pink Sneaks," his answer to Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes" - - which Bruce covered on last year's "Ask No Questions, Hear No Lies" EP.

Bruce and Teddy co-wrote "Christmas in Philly," an ode to "The Process" and the patient Philadelphia fans dreaming "of a party down Broad Street for a championship team" - - which happened on February 8 after the Eagles' win in Super Bowl LII! Bruce, Nick and Teddy each take the lead on a verse of this uniquely Philadelphia "Christmas" song.

The EP's final track, "Sagachase," tells the very personal story of a home in Montauk, New York. Nick provides splendid harmonies to perfectly complement Bruce's lead vocals, and Matt's lead guitar sweetly guides the melody.