Bruce Mills Music

Billy
Lyrics
Billy
© Bruce Mills 2005 (ASCAP)

Billy - will you ever go to sea?
Will you cross the ocean wide?
Will your path the stars decide?
Could I come and be your guide

Billy - will you ever go to sea?
Leave memories behind and follow me?
If we sail tonight - the rising tide
Will take us safely to the other side

Billy - will you ever go to sea?
Will you ever walk a beach of golden sand?
Will you speak the words of distant lands?
Will you ever learn the dance?

Billy - will you come along?
Listen to the mermaid song?
Do the whales down in the deep
Shake the earth beneath your feet?

Chorus:
Billy, wipe away those tears
Nothing can bring back the years
Time is here and stories told -
Time is come to let your anchor go

Cold and salty winds
Will wash away your unforgiven sins
What could be the secret you keep?
I'm singing you a lullaby to sleep -

Interval

Chorus:
Billy, wipe away those tears
Nothing can bring back the years
Time is here and stories told
Time is come to let your anchor go

The sea - she is a lost and lonely soul
Her legends and rumours bold
But your memories she'll keep -
Knowing you soon will be -
Sailing on her waves toward the sun
When the day is nearly done
Billy, come along and sail with me
Billy, come along and sail with me
Description
Short Song Description:
Man losing his best friend / dying song
Long Song Description:
Strong, Celtic-inspired ballad about losing your best friend - but letting him / her go with hope for what is beyond what we can see from here
Story Behind the Song:
Credits
Lyric Credits: Bruce Mills
Music Credits: Bruce Mills
Producer Credits: Dennis Field (Denmark Studio)
Publisher Credits:
Performance Credits: Bruce Mills (Vince Morash on vocals)
Label Credits:
Metadata
Song Length: 4:00
Primary Genre: Folk-Traditional
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo / Feel: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Mood 1: Heartbreaking
Language: English