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The Songs Remain the Same

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Note: this was written back in Feb 2011

Talking from a purely musical perspective, if you’ve been keeping an eye on the Facebook feed you’ll have noticed that I struggled with the lyrics for this. I actually think this is one that I’m still going to be writing verses for in 6 months time. It feels like a tune that needs 7 or 8 verses and go on for 10 minutes or something. So! G’won, write a verse and fire it in to me, I’ll stick it onto this and it can ride off into the sunset the longest song in existence.

Apart from that, this is the first tune I’ve done with my mandola! Awwwwesome…

lyrics

This old world's got a new trick for you,
The people change but the song remains the same.

So we're down the pub playing a game of bullshit bingo,
Solving this world's problems,
Not to mention a few of the next one's.
Everybody's got that beady look in their eyes,
Transfixing the attention
So nobody's going to be getting any sleep tonight.
The people change but the song's remain the same.

This old world's got a new trick for you,
The people change but the song remains the same.

We're departing to all points of the compass
London, New York, Canada, Australia.
Nothing but the same old story
Find the Irish pub and keep on going,
The same desperation
But with no good pints of porter.
The people change but the song's remain the same.

This old world's got a new trick for you,
The people change but the song remains the same.

Now I know nothing but I know bull when I smell it,
From the Soldiers of Destiny support group in the snug next door.
We hear them spin the past around the roundabout,
Until the past gets dizzy and spews,
All over everybody we know.

This old world's got a new trick for you,
The people change but the song remains the same.

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from Throwing S​*​*​t at a Wall, released January 1, 2011
Everything by Bill

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Bill Coleman Ireland

Makes music with a laptop, a guitar and a pile of live-recorded loops. Reminds people of Eels, Flaming Lips, Talking Heads...

Spent 2011 writing and recording a song a week - check out the "Throwing S**t at a Wall" album.

Currently working on his third studio album.
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