17 min

3 Songs, Gypsy Woman, Endless Rain, Even If I Wanted To, By Bruce Hilliard Better Each Day Podcast Radio Show with Bruce Hilliard

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I’ve played 16 gigs this year and it’s only May first. Not bad for a pandammit year 2021.
Last week’s episode featured a few of my songs and got such a warm response I decided to talk to the music director here at Better Each Day Music and suggest we play a few more.
Two of today’s selections are actually throw-aways--songs I didn’t publish until today. The third song is Even If I Wanted To. I thought it was to long but I listened to it last night and it aged well. It’s about sticking to commitments in relationships. Something that hopefully is making a comeback.


The second song, Endless Rain, was written in 1993 and originally recorded early 1994. It was my Nostradamus prediction of the unfortunate but not accidental death of the iconic Kurt Cobain from my hometown Aberdeen WA...where it rains over twice the amount the US average. Metaphorical dark weather that seems inescapable sometimes.


The first song, Gypsy Woman, was written about a year and a half ago when I heard the news my childhood best friend passed away. I got the phone call from my junior high sweetheart and several thoughts flashed through my head.


Memories of not only my friend but of her and where all the time goes. Gypsy Woman. There’s nothing “gypsy” about her. Only the moment seemed surreal. So here we go, Gypsy Woman, Endless Rain and Even If I Wanted To.




Gypsy Woman


Got a call I didn’t want to hear
Said a brother disappeared
Silence echoed in my ears
We hadn’t talked in many years
Somehow it added to the tears
Somehow it made me realize


Gypsy woman, coming by surprise
Took me by the heart, shimmer in her eyes
Gypsy woman, sweeter than wine
Oh, cast your spell ‘til the end of time


The sweetest flower when it blooms
The kindest voice, the saddest news
The sweetest kiss, the kiss goodbye
The finest times I ever knew
Were all the times I spent with you
I sit alone and wonder why


The hourglass goes ticking by
Dark shadows in the afternoon
The riddle no one can explain
The end is closer than you think
Time flies by in teary blink
Again, I sit and wonder why


Gypsy woman, coming by surprise
Took me by the heart, shimmer in her eyes
Gypsy woman, sweeter than wine
Oh, cast your spell ‘til the end of time




Endless Rain


The tide is changing, comes and goes
So what's the meaning no one knows
The moon’s suspended from a string
The world is spinning round and round
I found myself in the lost and found
In a nightgown borrowed from the King
September came and with it endless rain
I heard a distant train whistle echo in the night
Writers write and fighters fight
And mothers sigh and sanctify a lullaby
For the sleepy eye of a hurricane


And so I hanged myself from gallows borrowed
Drowned myself in pain
And I'll never live to see tomorrow
Standing in this town of endless rain
Standing in this town of endless rain
Standing in this town of endless rain


I got laid off then I got hired
I got a job then I got fired
They said they loved me like a son
People come and people go
And where they coming from I don't know
Me I'm off to the rodeo
November came and still the endless rain
Is falling from the sky to the river to the sea
The tide is changing rearranging things
I hope the sands of time will forgive me of this crime
It's so insane


And so I hanged myself from gallows borrowed
Drowned myself in pain
Hell I'll never live to see tomorrow
Standing in this town of endless rain
Standing in this town of endless rain
Standing in this town of endless rain




Even If I Wanted To


Even if I wanted to, even if the sun refused to shine
I couldn’t walk away, I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to
Even when the world is cruel, when I hide
You’re a candle in the night in a window shining
On a cold October night


Just a lonely heart on a open road in a car with an old guitar
A song came on the radio and

I’ve played 16 gigs this year and it’s only May first. Not bad for a pandammit year 2021.
Last week’s episode featured a few of my songs and got such a warm response I decided to talk to the music director here at Better Each Day Music and suggest we play a few more.
Two of today’s selections are actually throw-aways--songs I didn’t publish until today. The third song is Even If I Wanted To. I thought it was to long but I listened to it last night and it aged well. It’s about sticking to commitments in relationships. Something that hopefully is making a comeback.


The second song, Endless Rain, was written in 1993 and originally recorded early 1994. It was my Nostradamus prediction of the unfortunate but not accidental death of the iconic Kurt Cobain from my hometown Aberdeen WA...where it rains over twice the amount the US average. Metaphorical dark weather that seems inescapable sometimes.


The first song, Gypsy Woman, was written about a year and a half ago when I heard the news my childhood best friend passed away. I got the phone call from my junior high sweetheart and several thoughts flashed through my head.


Memories of not only my friend but of her and where all the time goes. Gypsy Woman. There’s nothing “gypsy” about her. Only the moment seemed surreal. So here we go, Gypsy Woman, Endless Rain and Even If I Wanted To.




Gypsy Woman


Got a call I didn’t want to hear
Said a brother disappeared
Silence echoed in my ears
We hadn’t talked in many years
Somehow it added to the tears
Somehow it made me realize


Gypsy woman, coming by surprise
Took me by the heart, shimmer in her eyes
Gypsy woman, sweeter than wine
Oh, cast your spell ‘til the end of time


The sweetest flower when it blooms
The kindest voice, the saddest news
The sweetest kiss, the kiss goodbye
The finest times I ever knew
Were all the times I spent with you
I sit alone and wonder why


The hourglass goes ticking by
Dark shadows in the afternoon
The riddle no one can explain
The end is closer than you think
Time flies by in teary blink
Again, I sit and wonder why


Gypsy woman, coming by surprise
Took me by the heart, shimmer in her eyes
Gypsy woman, sweeter than wine
Oh, cast your spell ‘til the end of time




Endless Rain


The tide is changing, comes and goes
So what's the meaning no one knows
The moon’s suspended from a string
The world is spinning round and round
I found myself in the lost and found
In a nightgown borrowed from the King
September came and with it endless rain
I heard a distant train whistle echo in the night
Writers write and fighters fight
And mothers sigh and sanctify a lullaby
For the sleepy eye of a hurricane


And so I hanged myself from gallows borrowed
Drowned myself in pain
And I'll never live to see tomorrow
Standing in this town of endless rain
Standing in this town of endless rain
Standing in this town of endless rain


I got laid off then I got hired
I got a job then I got fired
They said they loved me like a son
People come and people go
And where they coming from I don't know
Me I'm off to the rodeo
November came and still the endless rain
Is falling from the sky to the river to the sea
The tide is changing rearranging things
I hope the sands of time will forgive me of this crime
It's so insane


And so I hanged myself from gallows borrowed
Drowned myself in pain
Hell I'll never live to see tomorrow
Standing in this town of endless rain
Standing in this town of endless rain
Standing in this town of endless rain




Even If I Wanted To


Even if I wanted to, even if the sun refused to shine
I couldn’t walk away, I couldn’t give up even if I wanted to
Even when the world is cruel, when I hide
You’re a candle in the night in a window shining
On a cold October night


Just a lonely heart on a open road in a car with an old guitar
A song came on the radio and

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