There Isn't A Thing

from This Perfect Day by Bill Gable

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I always particularly enjoyed the unbridled optimism of this song. It was recorded in stages, the majority of it in the early 1990s but with various overdubs around 2000-2002. The horn charts were written by Stephen Barber. In re-reading the credits I see the amazing Judd Miller played both the tuba and piccolo trumpet parts on his EVI. (I believe I first met Judd working on this song, and we wound up working together many times since then up to the present.) During the later overdubbing phase, Heitor Teixeira-Pereira came over one day and overdubbed electric guitar, playing it both conventionally and unconventionally with large pencil erasers…another really creative guy.

lyrics

this morning I was here when the sun come up
lying in my bed being wide awake
when suddenly the birds all began to sing
it hit me like a ton of real life
put a smile back on my weary face
and all at once I finally realized
there isn't a thing
there isn't a thing in the world
that people can't overcome

people say the world's in dire straits
I see it all with my own two eyes
but I can see the dawn of a brighter day
there isn't any heart that cannot be touched
there isn't any world that cannot be saved
there isn't any choice that cannot be made
there isn't a thing
there isn't a thing in the world
that people can't overcome
there isn't a thing in the world
that people can't overcome

not a hat full of rain
not a heart full of pain
not a hole in the sky
not a reason to die
not a moment to lose
if we hold this life dear
for the children
whose future I fear

there isn't any heart that could not be touched
there isn't any life that could not be saved
there isn't any world that could not be made
that's why I got to say
there isn't a thing in the world
that people can't overcome
there isn't a thing in the world
that people can't overcome

credits

from This Perfect Day, released December 8, 2003
(Arr. by Stephen Barber)

• Bill Gable: guitar, synth, percussion and vocals
• Steve Rodby: acoustic bass
• Tom Brechtlein: drums
• Roscoe Beck: fretless bass and vocals
• Heitor Pereira: electric guitars
• Lenny Castro: congas
• Mark Hatch: trumpet
• Joe Meyer: french horn
• Judd Miller: EVI (tuba and piccolo trumpet)

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Bill Gable Los Angeles, California

BILL GABLE is an uncompromisingly original American singer-songwriter, producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist whose music spans the boundaries between pop, jazz and world music.

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