Southern Counties Riots And Other Stories

by Bad Billy

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Recorded at SoundByte Studios during 2009 - 2010.

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released March 31, 2010

Music and Lyrics G.Wheeler
Recording and Mastering R.Plowman

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Bad Billy Band Worthing, UK

“British Folk/Rock band, Bad Billy Band are an established group that plays thumping, toe-tapping original music. Hailing from around Brighton/Worthing, the five-piece band knock out an original folk/rock mixture with a lively sound.
The band are notoriously great live and have played to many audiences along the south of England. Not to be missed.!”
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Track Name: Last Man Standing
Last man standing

Stop rehearsing your speech, to sell another lie.
See through words are like clouds, that drift along the sky
So high.

(Chorus)
I’m waiting, still waiting, and I’m wondering,
If you have really got the nerve.
don’t sell it, if you really don’t mean it.
These words are only for the fools,
And only for the last man,
The last man standing here.


Think before you say anything, to cover up your shame.
Just remember its me, who has to feel the change.
Oh yea

I’m waiting, still waiting, and I’m wondering,
If you have really got the nerve.
don’t sell it, if you really don’t mean it.
These words are only for the fools,
And only for the last man,
The last man standing here.


Some day its me, who’ll wake up.
And find out there’s nothing for the day.
No job, no wife, no life,
You’ve managed to take it all away.
Oh hey, hey, hey.

(guitar)

I’m waiting, still waiting, and I’m wondering,
If you have really got the nerve.
don’t sell it, if you really don’t mean it.
These words are only for the fools,
And only for the last man,
The last man standing,
The last fool, he wont keep waiting,
He’s out there
The only fool that’s standing here for you.
Track Name: Southern Counties Man
SOUTHERN COUNTY’S MAN

DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN,
WE’D WALK A MILE IN A DAY.
FARMERS FIELDS WHERE WE’D,
ROLL AROUND IN THE HAY,
OH WHAT A DAY.

(NOW IT) SEEMS SO LONG THAT I'VE BEEN AWAY,
I’M COMING HOME TO STAY.

(CHORUS)

I’M BUILDING BRIDGES SO THAT I CAN FIND MY WAY, BACK HOME.
A MILLION PEOPLE HERE, AND I’M JUST FEELING SO ALONE.
I NEED TO TELL YOU WHY, THAT I COULD NEVER LEAVE AGAIN.
I’LL GET HERE WHEN I CAN, I’M A SOUTHERN COUNTIES MAN.

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TO START A NEW LIFE I, TRIED TO MOVE AWAY.
BUT THE SOUTHDOWN’S IT,KEEPS ON CALLING MY NAME.
COME HOME TO STAY.

(CHORUS)…(NOW IT) SEEMS SO LONG…….
I’M BUILDING BRIDGES SO THAT I CAN FIND MY WAY…ECT

(GUITAR SOLO)

(CHORUS)…(NOW IT) SEEMS SO LONG…….
I’M BUILDING BRIDGES SO THAT I CAN FIND MY WAY, BACK HOME.
A MILLION PEOPLE HERE, AND I’M JUST FEELING SO ALONE.
I NEED TO TELL YOU WHY, THAT I COULD NEVER LEAVE AGAIN.
I’LL GET HERE WHEN I CAN, I’M A SOUTHERN COUNTIES MAN.

OH, I COULD NEVER LEAVE AGAIN
OH I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE OR WHEN
I NEED TO TELL YOU WHY, THAT I COULD NEVER LEAVE AGAIN.
I’LL GET HERE WHEN I CAN, I’M A SOUTHERN COUNTIES MAN.
Track Name: Spanish Rain
SPANISH RAIN

HOW CAN IT FEEL LIKE I'VE LOVED YOU EVERY DAY.
AND WHY DOES IT FEEL LIKE I'VE BLOWN IT ALL AWAY.

BECAUSE, NOW I KNOW, DARLING. THAT SOMETHINGS NOT RIGHT.

WHEN THE RAIN COMES DOWN UPON MY HEAD.
WHEN THE RAIN COMES DOWN UPON MY HEAD.

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SOMEBODY SAID, “I'M A FOOL” BECAUSE I KNOW.
AND SOMEBODY SHOUTS OUT, THE MAN HE’S ON THE GO.

ALL I KNOW, DARLING. IS THINGS I'VE SAID.

WHEN THE RAIN COMES DOWN UPON MY HEAD.
WHEN THE RAIN COMES DOWN UPON MY HEAD.

---- ( GUITAR INTERLUDE ) ----

WHY DO I FEEL LIKE I'VE LOVED YOU EVERYDAY.
WHY DO I SEE WHEN MY EYES TURN AWAY.

ALL I KNOW, DARLING, IS WHEN WE CRY.

MY HANDS HELD HIGH INTO THE SKY'S
MY HANDS HELD HIGH INTO THE SKY'S
Track Name: The Fat Friar
THE FAT FRIAR

FAT FRIAR LAUGHS AND THEN CHOKES ON A PINT,
OF ALE THAT HAS NEVER BEEN PAID FOR.
HE LAUGHS AT THE MAN WHO HAS LOST ALL HIS HEART,
BUT SOMETIMES ITS SOMETHING HE CRAVES FOR.

SITS IN A CHAIR WHILE HE’S NAKED.
DEMANDS ALL HE WANTS FROM HIS FAVORITE.
HIS LOVES GONE, REPLACED BY,
MOLLY WHO'S NAIVE SHE’LL DO ANYTHING.
AND HE BEATS HER, MISTREATS HER,
AND TELLS HER TO LOVE ALL HIS CARDINAL SIN.

TALKS ABOUT PURITY ON SOMEDAY MASS,
BY THE EVENING HIS CHEEKS HAVE BEEN BEATEN,
BY SWEET LITTLE MOLLY WHO COUNTS OUT HIS CASH,
BY EVENING SHE’S A VIXEN TO PLEASE HIM.

SITS IN A CHAIR WHILE HE’S NAKED.
DEMANDS ALL HE WANTS FROM HIS FAVORITE.
HIS LOVES GONE, REPLACED BY,
MOLLY WHO'S NAIVE SHE’LL DO ANYTHING.
AND HE BEATS HER, MISTREATS HER,
AND TELLS HER TO LOVE ALL HIS CARDINAL SIN.

GUITAR SOLO.

HE TELLS HER THAT HEAVEN IS EASILY REACH,
BUT FIRST SHE MUST OPEN HER SECRETS.
AND GOD WILL MOVE IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS,
AS HE TAKES HIS RELIGION MUCH DEEPER.

SITS IN A CHAIR WHILE HE’S NAKED.
COMMANDS ALL HE WANTS FROM HIS FAVORITES.
HIS LOVES GONE, REPLACED BY,
MOLLY WHO'S NAIVE SHE’LL DO ANYTHING.
AND HE BEATS HER, MISTREATS HER,
AND TELLS HER TO LOVE ALL HIS CARDINAL SIN.

HIS LOVE, IS GONE, REPLACED BY MOLLY
WHO’LL DO ANY THING.

HE BEATS HER, MISS TREATS HER,
AND TELLS HER TO LOVE ALL HIS CARDINAL SINS
Track Name: Voices
VOICES

Stop, with these voices. That play, inside my head.
They say, there’s something out there.
I know, it’s just a game.

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(chorus) There’s someone looking at a mirror.
There’s someone thinking how do I reflect the pain.
I need to get across and find out about me.
I need to spend some time on my philosophy.
Yeh, yeh

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Hate, is what their saying. It’s said I’m not the one.
So quit, cos I’m not listening. The truth, is way out there somewhere.

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(chorus) There’s someone looking at a mirror.
There’s someone thinking how do I reflect the pain.
I need to get across and find out about me.
I need to spend some time on my philosophy.
Yeh, yeh

( GUITAR )

Hear my voices, hear my voices, hear my voices, hear my voices.
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Track Name: The Hangman's Tale
HANGMANS TALE

Hang me from the tree that bares my name.
My soul won’t care if I was not to blame.
Hoist me up, so I look down on you.
And leave me there to swing in dead mans wood.

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Cut me down when I have no more breath.
Or no will to live a life of consciousness.
Dig a hole and throw my body in.
Feet first so that hell will let me straight in.

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CHORUS

I never did bad now,
Well within my rights to do what I did.
I was never a bad man,
He cut me first, so I revenged my hurt, from him.

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Gallows pole won’t take away my sin.
Please god let it break, so they won’t win.
The hangman’s face is empty as I fall.
Take one last breath before the noose has pulled.

CHORUS

I never did bad now,
Well within my rights to do what I did.
I was never a bad man,
He cut me first, so I revenged my hurt, from him

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( Guitar )
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They leave me there to swing for all to see.
The hangman takes his pay so that he can leave.
None will know my tale, cos if they should.
I wouldn’t be hanging around in dead mans wood.

CHORUS


I never did bad now,
Well within my rights to do what I did.
I was never a bad man,
He cut me first, so I revenged my hurt, from him

The Hangman’s tale, The Hangman’s tale,
The Hangman’s tale,
Track Name: By The Bye
BY THE BY

AND SO ANOTHER DAY’S GONE BY,
DO WE EVEN CARE THE HOUR’S LIED,
BUT IF WE TAKE ALL OUR THOUGHTS WITHIN,
IT’S STILL ALRIGHT, BLOW OUT THE LIGHT,
EMBRACE THE NIGHT, IT’S STILL ALRIGHT.

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I KNOW THAT EVERYTHING’S O.K.
THIS SONG WE SING WONT GO AWAY,
NO MATTER HOW HARD IT HURTS INSIDE,
ITS’STILL ALRIGHT, FORGET THE LIGHT
HERE COMES THE NIGHT, IT’S ALRIGHT.
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I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS, TO TAKE ON EVERY THING.
SO JUST SIT BACK AND WAIT, THE CHANGE IS DRAWING IN.

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I HERD THE RUMOURS, TALK TO ME, AND EVEN LET THEM IN.
I KILLED THEIR SOULS, WITH SONGS OF TRUTHS, SO NOW IT CAN ALL BEGIN

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SO IT’S ALRIGHT, DON’T NEED THE LIGHT,
HERE COMES THE NIGHT, IT’S ALRIGHT.

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NO NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT, NO NEED TO DOUBT ABOUT IT,
NO NEED TO SING ABOUT IT, NO NEED TO THINK ABOUT IT. X6
Track Name: Lazy Days And Canapes
Lazy Days And Canapés

The summer king is all but gone.
And I can’t keep from holding on.
And so the Autumn Queen is near.
She’s the one that I most fear.

Now the good times have turned bad.
So why the hell do I feel so sad.

Miles away, so many days when we were vein.
What can I say, lazy days and canapés.
Seem so far away. Oi

I felt so trapped through out these years.
But I won’t bow down to my peer’s.
Powerless, to seize control.
Lost circumstance will take its toll.

Now the good times have all gone.
So what the hell did I do wrong?

Miles away, so many days when we were vein.
What can I say, lazy days and canapés.
Seem so far away. Ooo

(Guitar solo) Oi.

I’ve done now all that I can do.
I can’t recover enough from you.
This time I’ll be leaving on my own.
I’m better off - being alone.

So the good times have gone away.
I hope they come back another day.

Miles away, so many days when we were vein.
What can I say, lazy days and canapés.
Seem so far away. Oi
Track Name: The Letter
THE LETTER


These words I write, are just for you. I know the pain your going through
I love you dear with all my hart, and kiss the kids for me.

And so I write my final words, what can I say that doesn’t hurt.
I did my best to stay alive. Now I’ll be watching over you.

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So lift me up, I know I can make it.
I will be strong, if it carry’s me home.
Don’t let me die, in a field of empty lives.
I still love you, and you know that it’s the truth.

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You reading this, means I am gone. No more words and no more songs.
I’ll never get to see you face, on a summer evening.

I know its hard to take this in, but I’m relieved my soul and sin.
Can now be still and laid to rest, I hated all the killing

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So lift me up, I know I’m the sinner.
But I have been wronged, so carry me home.
Don’t let me die, in a land of empty lies.
I still love you, and you know that it’s the truth.

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Now’s the time to carry on, I’ll see the kids grow big and strong.
Tell them now and then of me, I’ll kiss them when their sleeping.

And so to you, what can I say. I miss you still and will always.
I want you here to hold me tight, as I go to the light.

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Then lift me up, so I can make it.
I will be strong, if you carry me home.
Don’t let me die. when your not by my side.
I still love you and you know that it’s the truth.
Track Name: Captain Swing Riots
Captain Swing Riots

Crowded round the towns old square.
Many people I know are there.
We’d talk and shout about our rights,
With disagreements, there’ll be fights.
The sergeant tries to take control.
Warning us that we must go.
Those that stay will hang from trees.
The highest branch is meant for me.
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Chorus
Somehow things get out of hand,
The farmer hides as we burn his land.
What the hell do they want from me. Am I really worth it.
The army tries to bring us down.
The clash of sword fights all around.
Do they really think they’ll win. Am I really worth this.
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No one seems to take control,
The sergeant’s men retreat back slow.
‘You must disperse’, he shouts with hate.
‘Before you find that its to late’.
Come and take us one by one.
There’s no regrets for what we've done.
We shout and scream that we’re ‘alive’!
The fires burning really high.
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Chorus
Somehow things get out of hand,
The farmers run as we burn the land.
What the hell do they want from me. Am I really worth it.
No one gave us any rights, our only choice now is to fight.
There’s nothing left for us to do. So is it really worth it.

Guitar riff

I don’t think you will change this,
I know its not my business.
Guaranteed that we will fight all night.

You must give into reasons, there’s no way this is treason.
Guaranteed that we will fight all night.

Somehow prison doesn't seem so bad, or sailing me off to a
Far away, foreign land.

The soldiers get the upper hand,
So every man must make a stand.
They must know, they’ll never win, how can they do this.
We fight them hard with all we can,
Desperate men, now that’s our land
Save our jobs, so we can live. Yeh its really worth it.

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