THE INSPIRATION

Following on from where the song “Love I Denied” left off, the song “Too Much A Gypsy” follows. The biggest fear at the point of this song was that I would never settle down, never find that somebody who mattered.

I got to be truthful here, I was also scared that I could be like my father. Although I love my Dad, he is amoral, I grew up with a father who walked out on my mother for another woman and as I grew up I heard many stories about him, leaving me with the question how much am I like my father?

 

RECORDING NOTES

"Too Much A Gypsy" was recorded using the 404 recording set up. At that time 404 was all but over we worked less and less as a band. However although Paul did not perform on the recording of this song not long after I enjoyed watching Paul performing it at one of his solo gigs.

Too Much A Gypsy

Too Much A Gypsy

Verse 1
How did I end up so alone?
Why can't I be the kind who stays at home?
Last survivor, a lonely soul in the unknown.

Verse 2
Oh it seems so long ago,
I started travelling on the road.
Work became my only goal, now I know.

Chorus
I’m too much a gypsy,
to stay with anyone.
Too much a gypsy,
always moving on.

Verse 3 
I rushed around I didn’t stop to talk.
Hotel rooms were all I saw.
Looking back I think I missed it all,
I guess I know.

Chorus
I’m too much a gypsy,
to stay with anyone.
Too much a gypsy,
always moving on.

Mid
As a child I dreamt of better places,
Of sunny skies and friendly faces.
Maybe I felt special moving town to town?
I never loved a woman who could ever hold me,
Maybe I got scared that maybe she’d own me.
One night stands are all I’ve come to know.

Chorus
I’m too much a gypsy,
to stay with anyone.
Too much a gypsy,
always moving on.
Too much a gypsy.

� 1991 Words & Music John Hunter



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