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John Grant – Billy Lyrics

Billy Lyrics – John Grant

Billy as the world tries hard to
Cheat death once again, I’ve
Got some extra time which I thought
That I would spend by
Working on your song, and
It’s shameful and I’m sorry that it’s
Taken me so long

Billy you are always on my mind
And I think back to
When I first laid eyes on you at
Paris On The Platte, I
Saw you walking in
And immediately fell victim
To your, tractor-beam-like grin

Chorus:
Billy, we’re so different but
I think you must agree
That we could not support
The weight of expectation
And it forced us to our knees
And we set about destroying ourselves
As members of the cult
members of the cult
members of the cult
Of masculinity

Billy I remember how you let me
Stay at your place
As a birthday gift it was
On the night of July, 25th
And we both slept in the same bed
You didn’t care you let me know
That you were not afraid

Billy you have always
Made me feel like royalty
And I, always looked up to you
And you always made me feel
Like I was loved
But then I had to walk away
Because I knew that I would
Follow you, right to my own grave

Chorus:

Billy, we’re so different
But I think you must agree
That we’re both disappointments
To so many folks in this society
So we continue with the task
Of punishing ourselves
But maybe you don’t think I’m weak
And maybe someday soon we’ll speak
Just like we used to do,
When you were you
And I was me

Billy, we’re so different but
I think you must agree
That we could not support
The weight of expectation
And it forced us to our knees
And we set about destroying ourselves
As members of the cult
members of the cult
members of the cult
Of masculinity

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