What We've Got / Four Hours

by Billy Liar & Paper Rifles

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    BILLY LIAR & PAPER RIFLES

    HONEYBLOOD (SOLO)

    THE MURDERBURGERS (SOLO)

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    LOVERS TURN TO MONSTERS

    TRAGICAL HISTORY TOUR

    RICHY NEILL

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    WITH YOUR HOSTS; RYAN VAN WINKLE (THE GOLDEN HOUR) & RACHEL MCCRUM (RALLY & BROAD) AND DJ SETS FROM CYAN BLACK & JIMMY BASTARD

    ALSO, SHORT TALKS FROM A MEMBER OF THE REFUGEE SURVIVAL TRUST AND A REFUGEE WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH THE PROGRAMME


    100% of the money raised from the EP release and benefit will go directly to the Refugee Survival Trust, Edinburgh (www.rst.org.uk).

    The RST was set up in 1996 as a reaction to the problem of refugees and asylum claimants being made destitute in Scotland. Grants made by the RST either alleviate poverty and destitution, or help refugees and asylum claimants to overcome obstacles in accessing educational and employment opportunities.

    Their work is as vital today as it has ever been.

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All money raised will go directly to the Refugee Survival Trust, Edinburgh (www.rst.org.uk).

The RST was set up in 1996 as a reaction to the problem of refugees and asylum claimants being made destitute in Scotland. Grants made by the RST either alleviate poverty and destitution, or help refugees and asylum claimants to overcome obstacles in accessing educational and employment opportunities.

Their work is as vital today as it has ever been.

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released January 30, 2016

Billy Liar - vocals, guitar
Paper Rifles - vocals, guitar

'What We've Got', words and music by Billy Liar.
'Four Hours', words and music by Paper Rifles.

Tracks recorded and mixed by James Johnson.

Accompanying films shot by Steve Cardno, edited by Erika Ieese.

Artwork by Jason Harrison Morton (Tactile Industries)

Thanks to Diana & RST, Derrick & MTAT, Mitch & Struck Dum, Kev & Anti-Manifesto, Soo & Triple G, Liquid Rooms, New Model Army, Richy Neill, Robbie Lyell & the Banshee Labyrinth, and Hollie & the Southside Social.

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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: What We've Got
My Dad said things are gonna get worse, a long time before they get better, I hope he's wrong but I know he's right
Thatcher's children are in government, a coalition, now it's Cameron's Britain, it was his for the taking

Unemployment's at an all time high, we're all depressed so we stay inside
Block out reality with reality television
But bread and circuses won't pay the rent, we're struggling just to make ends meet, and it'll be the same again next week

So this is what we've got
Independent people with independent thought
So this is our lot
If you thought it was okay, well no, it's not

My boss said he was sorry son, he'd had the order and he had to get rid of someone, he said I'd find a new job in no time
But it's the same everywhere that I look, there's no-one playing by the book, temporary staff for temporary work, we're all temporary

Job satisfaction's at an all time low, we struggle through our shifts, just wait to go home, we'll drink away our wages and then stagger home alone
But these wages can't even pay the bills, we're taking out loans on top of loans, if I think about it for too long, I feel ill

We're being worked from birth til death and paid a pittance for an hourly rate, we're supposed to be satisfied with the thought that we could reach our supervisor's place, well maybe we could win the lottery, or be pop stars or footballer's wives, I don't know about you, but I want to feel alive.
Track Name: Four Hours
Four hours gone
We're not the only ones
Who crave the kick of white hot lead
To lay the bastards down
Under a reddening sun

We justify the oldest crimes through orders passed on down the line

Four years on
The iron of my youth is gone
My limbs shake in imitation of
The fear and hate we sowed
Under that reddening sun

The night hours cannot bring relief to those who live in fear of sleep

If I die in a combat zone
Box me up and ship me home
Pin my medals to my chest
Tell my girl I did my best
I asked no questions and bought a lie
And when all this is over I will sing my heart out