Soon Things Have to Change

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I started this song a long time ago and it has remained an orphan through a few recording projects. I like to sing it, though it doesn't offer any solutions, it has a despair that I have been able to relate to in the past.

Thanks to everyone who has been listening and a special thanks to all those who have donated to the project. Your donations will go to an upgrade in recording equipment and (eventually) an album of these songs. I appreciate your support and could certainly use more.

Thanks again.


Recorded on a 1996 Martin D-18s Vintage Series in Denver, CO


Soon Things Have To Change
By: Martin Gilmore (Timtomtodd music, ASCAP: 2012)

There’s no Money in that old jar we used it all to keep the farm
When the bank man came and told us what we owed
Hard times come and pass that way the nights are long so are the days
But soon things have to change

Work hard that’s all I do and pray somehow I’ll make it through
Soon things have to change

My brother left us last July a few months later mama died
We had half the help and the same bills to pay
Daddy said what will we do I said don’t worry we’ll make it through
But soon things have to change


I wasn’t raised to ask for help or feel so sorry for myself
I’ve always thought good things come to those who wait
But these hard times been around so long I know this can’t go on
Soon things have to change



from Martin Gilmore and Friends, track released February 14, 2013
Martin Gilmore: Guitar and vocals



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