This Is What You're Here For

by Bad Billy Band

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Debut album from 'Bad Billy Band'

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released July 7, 2012

Gaz (Billy)- Guitar/Vocals,
Tom- Rhythm Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals,
Mark- Bass/Mandolin/Vocals,
James- Keyboard,
Russel- Drums.

"Recorded Mixed and Mastered by Russell Plowman at SoundByte Studio"

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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: The Teacher
The teacher

Oi Maynard, you’d better stop. Cos if you don’t I’ll take my shot.
Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarter or I take it from you.

Many men have sealed their fate. With swords they die in hungry haste.
The skull looks down with hour glass, and so it starts for all time to pass.

The history books are writing my name.
A fearsome man who was away head of the game.

You’ve cross swords with a teacher, so come on son its time to meet ya,
You’ve heard about my fearsome ways. I’ll cut you down if it takes all day.
So don’t stop, or there’ll be one left. A fight for honour a fight to the death.

With smoke in my eyes and a crazy smile, I’ll swing first.
You wont take me alive. So don’t be surprised if I don’t bow down to ya.

And so now the fighting starts, you come hear with a hungry hart.
A lucky strike and a crafty shot. It takes more than you think you’ve got.

Not easy will I bow for you. Not in front of my loyal crew.
So swear to die or just get maimed. And so we play the Navy game.

The history books are writing my name.
A fearsome man who was away head of the game.

You’ve cross swords with a teacher, so come on son its time to meet ya,
You’ve heard about my fearsome ways. I’ll cut you down if it takes all day.
So don’t stop, or there’ll be one left. A fight for honour a fight to the death.

With smoke in my eyes and a crazy smile, I’ll swing first.
You wont take me alive. So don’t be surprised if I don’t bow down to ya.
Track Name: The Things I Do
SOMETHING ABOUT YOU

I didn’t come here to hold you,
I never meant to fear you,
It’s just my entertainment,
But that’s, just me.

And I don’t want to run, away. I never meant to seize your day
I would give the world, to you. There’s something about you.

If I could take a pill, I would.
That makes me feel alive, then I should.
I want to stand up straight, with you. There’s something about you

I have a curse put on me
don’t need you as my enemy
So awkward and so stupid
But that’s, just like me.

And I don’t want to run, away. I never meant to seize your day
I would give the world, to you. There’s something about you.

If I could take a pill, I would.
That makes me feel alive, then I should.
I want to stand up straight, with you. There’s something about you


I’d love you if I could.
Another time or place or another scene I would

Guitar

I seem to kill the moment, no offers of atonement.
So awkward and so stupid, But hey, that’s just me.

And I don’t want to run, away. I never meant to seize your day
I would give the world, to you. There’s something about you.
If I could take a pill, I would.
That makes me feel alive, then I should.
I want to own you. I’m lonely with out you


I don’t want to run and fall…..And never have to call

Because I’m laughing, laughing you never have to crawl
Track Name: Tavern Tales
The Tavern Tales

Come sit down and drink with the enemy,
Raise a glass and toast to the enemy,
And I’m not going to do this on my own.

So come sit down and laugh with the enemy,
Raise a glass and sing to the enemy,
I’m not going to do this on my own.

So I wont end up being alone,
Co’s I wont drink my drink alone.
So what about you, one beer or two.
I’ll drink to you.
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Find some time to be with the enemy,
Raise a glass and toast to the enemy,
I’m not going to do this on my own.

So, find it hard to share with the enemy,
Raise a glass and sing with the enemy,
And I don’t want to do this on my own.

So I wont end up being alone,
Co’s I wont drink my drink alone.
So what about you, one beer or two.
I’ll drink to you.

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Raise a glass and drink with the enemy,
Raise a glass and sing with the enemy,
And I’m not going to do this on my own.

Raise a glass and toast to the enemy,
Raise a glass and sing to the enemy,
And I’m not going to do this on my own
And I’m not going to do this on my own
Just drink.
Track Name: So Stupid
SO STUPID

It’s just like being seventeen
all over again.
I miss the urgency of
being a new born friend.
I, I, I, I, I’m so stupid.
You don’t know me,
you soon will do.
So pass a judgment,
someday soon.

I must confess I don’t need
anybody’s help.
No remedy to hide behind,
that I should know.
I, I, I, I, I’m so stupid.
You don’t know me,
you soon will do.
So pass a judgment,
someday soon.

No need to sentence me,
I’ve been here once before
Come back to bed,
cos your not dead and I need more
I, I, I, I, I’m so stupid.
You don’t know me,
you soon will do.
So pass a judgment,
someday soon.
Track Name: Bricks
Bricks

PACK UP AND MOVE ALONG.
YOUR NOT THE ONLY KID,
WHO FEELS THAT HE’S DONE WRONG.
HAD ENOUGH,
OF STANDING WITH YOUR BACK AGAINST A WALL.

BOW OUT WITH NO DISGRACE.
JUST KICK EM IN THE TEETH,
AND TEAR OFF THEIR TWO FACES.
EITHER WAY,
YOUR STANDING WITH YOUR BACK AGAINST A WALL.

HAND ME DOWNS, LOST AND FOUNDS.
THERE'S NO RUNNING OR HIDING.
DIRTY SHIRTS, SCARES THAT HURT.
THERE'S NO HIDING FROM YOUR BACK GROUND.

SO GET UP AND SHOW YOUR FACE.
GO OUT TO THE ONES,
WHO SAID THAT YOU CANT TAKE IT
HAD ENOUGH,
OF STANDING WITH YOUR BACK AGAINST A WALL.

SHOW THEM THAT YOU DON’T CARE.
AND NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT,
TO MAKE YOU WANT TO SHARE.

EITHER WAY,
YOUR STANDING WITH YOUR BACK AGAINST A WALL.

HAND ME DOWNS, LOST AND FOUNDS.
THERE'S NO RUNNING OR HIDING.
DIRTY SHIRTS, SCARES THAT HURT.
THERE'S NO HIDING FROM YOUR BACK GROUND.

MY ADVICE, TAKE THEM ALL ON TO NIGHT.
HURT THEM ALL, MAKES YOU FEEL ALRIGHT.
Track Name: Gunsmoke
GUN SMOKE

She takes me down to the waters.
And she makes me drink from the sea.
Tell me no lies. There’s no big surprise.
And no one’s aspired, to be me.

I don’t know what to choose my dear.
Do I live, or do I die.

I found no truth in the meaning.
She says that I am the thief.
So I’m telling you why. There’s no big surprise.
Cos no one’s aspired, to be me.

I don’t know what to choose my dear.
Do I live, or do I die.

She lays me down in the waters.
She doesn’t care what she sees.
Tell me no lies. There’s no big surprise.
Now everyone’s aspired, to be me.

I don’t know what to choose my dear.
Do I live, or do I die.
Track Name: Southern Brothers
Southern Brothers

I remember, going nowhere.
You came into my life,
Shining bright like southern stars.

We could work out, our revolutions.
From a Smokey pub coz
We are all like southern stars.

And when the evening starts to fall,
I will remember,
All the things we used to do
And when our lives were getting bored.
My southern brothers,
We would liven up this bloody world for sure.

No one noticed, our creation.
But together we were,
Shining bright like southern stars.

Two have burned out, three remaining.
Someday every one will
Gaze upon these southern stars.

And when the evening starts to fall,
I will remember,
All the things we used to do
And when our lives were getting bored.
My southern brothers,
We would liven up this bloody world for sure.

I don’t know,
Why it came to this. (Ooooooo).
Don’t ask why,
How it came to this. (Ooooooo).
Track Name: Stories Of You
Stories of you

Every thing stops for a cigarette brake,
Another name is painted on a gate.
The paint brush jumps with a fatal mistake,
as the still air is suddenly awake.

The bus driver plough’s into west street bridge,
and converts two decks down into one.
The conductor fly’s out the back of the bus,
As he thinks; “what the hell has gone wrong”.

But its alright, no one seems to get hurt any time

It’s cold in the morning, as you start to move,
Head down, and peddling too fast.
The next thing you know you’re lying in the road,
And the milk bottles shatter all their glass.

The milkman he can’t see the funny side,
As he chases you round his float.
The front wheel has buckled and will not roll,
His hands are now going for your throat.

Your younger days, now they seem so very far away.

Stories of your life,
Make me feel that it’s all right.
Cause I’m just like you,
All the dumb and crazy things we do.

Steyning seems a really tranquil place,
Till you turn up and blow out all the lights.
Your ladder is not meant to rest on a wire,
And the villagers seem quite irate.

You buy a big house with no windows or doors
Got a flame thrower is buried in the lawn.
We go to the public toilets at night,
To have a wash before it gets too dark.

But its ok, no one will remember any way
Track Name: Over My Head
OVER MY HEAD

So answer this question.
I know you’ve been going.
There’s no use denying.
My patience is dying.

You’ve answered the questions, it’s all you can do.
There no way to answer, the things that you do.
You wont make the time, when it’s just me and you.
But it’s over me, and my head.

So who was your lover.
But was there another.
There’s no use denying.
My patience is dying.

You’ve answered the questions, it’s all you can do.
There no way to answer, the things that you do.
You wont make the time, when it’s just me and you.
But it’s over me, and my head.

Your still not forgiven.
The times you were lying.
There’s no use denying.
My patience is dying.

You’ve answered the questions, it’s all you can do.
There no way to answer, the things that you do.
You wont make the time, when it’s just me and you.
But it’s over me, and my head.

You’ve answered the questions, it’s all you can do.
There no way to answer, the things that you do.
You wont make the time, when it’s just me and you.
But it’s over me, and my head.

Over my head
Track Name: See My Baby
See My Baby.

I, couldn’t run through the fire, I have no desire.
But that’s just me
And I’m, fuelled up with a passion. I’m not the latest fashion.
But that’s just me.

But its alright, alright for me. Yeh. But its alright. Alright for me.

I don’t want to dance for ever, I don’t want to live for ever.
I just want to see my baby tonight. Alright
I don’t want to climb the highest, I don’t want to be denied this.
I just want to see my baby tonight.
Yeh its alright, alright for me. Yeh its alright. Alright for me.

I wont run in the moon light. Because the Luna beams.
Will burn a whole through me.
And I, avoid cracks in the pavement. I’m not destiny’s favourite.
We’ll wait and see.

Yeh, But its alright, alright for me. Yeh. But its alright. Alright for me.

I don’t want to dance for ever, I don’t want to live for ever.
I just want to see my baby tonight. Alright
I don’t want to climb the highest, I don’t want to be denied this.
I just want to see my baby tonight.
Yeh its alright, alright for me. Yeh its alright. Alright for me.

I just want to run with you, one more time
As long as I live and breath.
Telling you that always you’ll be mine.