Midnight Arrow, California and Doesn’t Anybody Fall In Love with Bruce Hilliard
Hey friends, Bruce here. In this episode we’re going to talk about three of my songs: Midnight Arrow, California and one called Doesn’t Anybody Fall In Love No More.
There has been an unbelievably good audience response with prior episodes that featured my songs. Probably because so many of my listeners have followed the show for over two years and heard me interview others and feature their work but not mine...until recently.
The first two songs are going to be coupled together like train cars. They’re both in the key of G and both have a country/rock flavor. They were written about 25 years apart. The first one, Midnight Arrow, is about a train that comes down from the sky to carry away souls. It was featured in a prior episode but it’s making an encore as the opener...a lead-in tune for another song I call California.
California. This song is about a guy thinking out loud about the girl that left him to make it big in Tinseltown. He's torn between his sarcasm and wishing her his best, that all her dreams come true. The lyrics sound like she is still with him and listening to his plea but she's already gone off to make it big without him.
Doesn't Anybody Fall In Love No More is based on the mantra of "what’s this world coming to, everyone is walking around staring at their phones and ignoring what’s going on around them."
I don’t buy into that completely, and personally don’t take my phone to the gym and I don’t text unless I’m driving with a beer on a stormy night (I don't drink so don't call Batman on me). Listeners know I have looked into internet dating but mainly to gain insight into the realm of the unknown...or the world of awkward. I don’t have the dating app and don’t know how to play the game of phones.
The first verse:
I heard a rumor, at the end of the end of the day
There ain't no human touch, no communication
When people get together they're still all alone
Everybody's staring, staring at their phones
If I had your number I'd give you a call
And say "Hey, what's goin' on?"
Please keep in mind all of my recordings are done in my living room...by me. I sing and play all instruments. And hey, it can only get better each day. Thank you for listening. It’s back to the song writing machine to come up with some new music, plus new guests and a new year.