It Starts Here

by Billy Liar

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Billy Liar - vocals, acoustic/electric guitars
Robin Guy - drums
Nick Mailing - bass
Acey Slade - guitar/backing vocals

Produced by Acey Slade
Engineered by Nick Mailing at Lost Boys Studio, Bedford

All songs written by Billy Liar, copyright control 2009.

Artwork by Dazz Warr.
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released April 1, 2009

'This is important music and maybe the proudest thing I've been involved in.'

ACEY SLADE (Joan Jett & The Black Hearts/Trashlight Vision/Murderdolls/Amen)

'Bloody infectious. A damn near perfect EP of folky acoustic punk. Seriously great'

LIGHTS GO OUT ZINE

'Billy Liar is the real f**kin deal... & he kills it. Every time. Catchy-as-hell, stick-in-your-face kinda street anthems, that instantly became all of our "new favourite song". I'd kill to play again with him. Long Live Billy Liar.'

ROBIN GUY (Rachel Stamp/Sham 69/The King Blues/Faith No More/Bruce Dickinson/The Grit/The Business/Lars Frederiksen)

'The natural poetics capture the balance and tension of normal life while the clever idiosyncratic fusion of punk rock and acoustic guitar fanfare each observation comprehensively. Billy Liar is the town centre wordsmith and backstreet philosopher and has played more venues than anyone else of his generation - something most of his peers can only gawp at!'

SUBBA-CULTCHA

‘Excellent- honesty and integrity- that’s what we need!’

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Billy Liar Edinburgh, UK

'Scotland`s angriest young man. Watching Billy attack his guitar and spit into his mic on a live setting, you're almost waiting for this head to pop off his shoulders with the ferocity of his delivery. A constant touring animal... you are left wanting more. Great shit! More please!'

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Track Name: It Starts Here
I'm on a one man mission to find integrity in music
Almost every singer starts off with it, but somehow they all lose it
And I don't know why, maybe it's the drugs and money
There's a bitter taste in my mouth, that joke was never funny

It starts here, in the bars, in the streets, in the people
It starts here, if you feel something about anything
Please stand up, please stand up, and make yourself heard
It starts here, and it keeps on going

I'm sick sick sick of all the same old voices going through the same old motions
I've heard it all before, seen it all before, and I'm so tired
And I'm so tired, your dishonesty is boring me, this is really boring me
I've read this book from cover to cover, I know how it ends

It starts here, on the bus, in the shops, in the people
It starts here, if you feel something about anything
Please stand up, please stand up, and make yourself heard
It starts here, and it keeps on going, and it keeps on going

It starts here

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It starts here, and it keeps on going....
Track Name: Explain Yourself
Well it started near on six months ago, you started talking in your own code, I cannot decipher, I don't know what you mean now
So speak up, speak up and take a glass from the sink
And start again, start again, start by having another drink

Take another drink, and then say what you mean
Just have another think, and then explain yourself

How can we live in a house where no-one talks to anyone?
Constant baited breath, secrets whispered, never said
These doors are all locked, they've all been slammed shut, been slammed shut
So let's open the windows, and run outside, and run outside

Take another drink, and then say what you mean
Just have another think, and then explain yourself

Explain yourself

How can a house full of people feel so alone?
And at what point does a house become a home?

So speak up, speak up and take a glass from the sink
And start again, start again, start by having another drink
Track Name: Is It Me?
I'm owe a lot of people a lot of money, and a lot of people lots more
I don't know how I got into this mess, I don't wanna be here anymore
I've been keeping my head down for as long as I could
My life's been moving on without me, I should have known that it would

Another morning, I wake up from the same nightmare
I was back in my old school again, and you were there
You were there

Can someone tell me please
Is it the alcohol singing this song or is it me?
Will someone tell me please
Is it the alcohol singing this song, or is it me?

All I know, I've got one pair of boots and one pair of jeans
Yes of course it's naive, but I wear my heart on my sleeve
I've been keeping my head down for as long as I could
My life's been moving on without me, I should have known that it would

Can someone tell me please
Is it the alcohol singing this song or is it me?
Will someone tell me please
Is it the alcohol singing this song, or is it me?

Is it the alcohol killing this song, or is it me?

Or is it me?
Track Name: You're Losing It
I'll give you five for a tenner, and you'll lose your mind for free
We'll swagger onto the dancefloor, another Saturday night casualty
Don't worry, you look fine, we look just wonderful
Just forget why we came here, and leave your dignity at the door

Take one look at yourself, you're losing it
Take one good look at yourself, you're losing it

You're down at heel, you've been spat out, tossed out, and turned around
You're too old for this, ha!, too young for this, it's an old man's game, and you're losing

Take one look at yourself, you're losing it,
You're losing it now
Take one good look at yourself, you're losing it

And you're losing oh so badly, oh so terribly
They're forty years too late, and you're forty years too early

And haven't we been here before?
I'm sure we had this conversation just last week
But don't worry about it right now
Just lose yourself to the beat

Take one look at yourself, you're losing it

You've lost it
Track Name: Let's Go Somewhere
I'm so sick of feeling tired, and I'm so tired of feeling sick
I've given up giving up, another flimsy excuse
So won't you take the day off work and we can go somewhere?
You know you work too hard, you work too hard you know

You see I haven't much to offer you but what I have got I will give
I don't know when my next wage is coming in, and that's no way to live
So let's go, let's go somewhere

It seems my friends and I had a race to see who'd be destroyed first
But when we reached the finish line together, nobody won
This booze and drug culture is bringing me down, self destruction is not rebellion; nobody won

You see I haven't much to offer you, but what I have got I will give
I don't know where my next wage is coming from, and that's no way to live
So let's go, let's go somewhere

Anywhere you want to go, I'll be right there with you
Anywhere you want to go, I'll be right there by your side
Anywhere you want to go, I will be there
So let's go somewhere

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