A Song called Someday
What’s the easiest way to make one of your old songs a big hit?
Make it a fictional hit.
That’s what I’ve done in the new Rolly Waters mystery, Gillespie Field Groove, in which the fictional country-pop star Ruby Dean gets her big break in the music business with a song titled Someday. The song is a real one from my back catalog and you can listen to it below.
This version was recorded by my band Bad Dog (1988 – 1994) and it’s a bit different from anything else on our records. First off, it’s a torch song, which is a bit of a departure for me songwriting-wise. It’s also one of the few Bad Dog songs to feature our female vocalist, Judy Jackson, rather than my brother Bruce, who handled most of the lead vocals for the band.
I think it holds up pretty well and could definitely been a hit, for Bad Dog or Ruby Dean. What do you think?