Billy

BILLY

Credits

Written by Paul Aarntzen
Arranged by Hillsburn
Produced by Jon Landry
© SOCAN 2016

Musicians

Rosanna Burrill - vocals, violin
Jackson Fairfax-Perry - keyboard, mandolin, electronics
Clayton Burrill - vocals, guitar
Paul Aarntzen - vocals, guitar
Jon Landry - electronics, percussion
Darren van Niekerk - electronics
Jason Jenkyns - electronics

Lyrics

I shot Billy but Billy won’t die.
I sank him in the lake, deep.
Still he’s screaming up at me.

We got married in a fever,
Young and so eager,
In a hall all full of friends.
And late that night out in some back seat,
He knuckled up to me.
My fever turned to ice and wind.

An hour out in the sunlight,
Twenty-three in the dark.

I shot Billy but Billy won’t die.
I sank him in the lake, deep.
Still he’s screaming up at me.

Bought a house out on the river,
And I burned it to cinders.
Dumped some danger down the well.

Jesus washed the feet of liars.
Well, I set 'em on fire,
And send 'em screaming down to hell.

An hour out in the sunlight.
Twenty-three in the dark.

I shot Billy but Billy won’t die.
I sank him in the lake, deep.
Still he’s screaming up at me.