Things Found In My Pocket

by Bill Gable

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This is a special song for me. In 1981, Elektra-Asylum Records sent me into the studio to demo four songs for a possible record deal. The wonderful musicians on that session were Robben Ford, Roscoe Beck, Casey Scheuerell, Lee Thornburg and Rick Kelly. We were all in our 20s and still suitably emaciated.

Although the record deal never materialized, the label really flipped over one song called “Things Found In My Pocket.” The song has had quite a history since then (e.g., various artists putting it on hold but never recording it, other musicians playing it live, strangers emailing me raving about it having heard it I have no idea how, etc.) I've kept it off all my previous albums because it never seemed to fit. So it's never been released until now.

Without further adieu – with a provocative photograph by my friend Roger Staub and elegant art direction by my long-time graphics collaborator Jack Durieux, hope you enjoy!

lyrics

In an old coat
that I never wear
I’m sittin’ by myself
in a dark cafe
when the rain comes down
I just sit and stare
cause I’m thinkin’ of somewhere else
a million miles away

things found in my pocket
things lost and forgotten so very long ago
things found in my pocket
the sudden reminder of someone I used to know

a copper key
on a cotton string
a little ball of dust
around a silver ring
a fortune card
from a county fair
a ride on a ferris wheel
a ticket to anywhere

things found in my pocket
things lost and forgotten so very long ago
things found in my pocket
the sudden reminder of someone I used to know

in an old coat
that I never wear
I’m sittin’ by myself
watchin’ the rain come down
things found in my pocket
things found in my pocket

credits

released July 2, 2015
Bill Gable - Guitars & vocal
Roscoe Bedk - Upright bass
Casey Scheuerell - Drums
Rick Kelly - Synclavier
Lee Thornburg - flugel

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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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