Don't Let it Bring You Down

from by Bill Coleman

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Back to the synths and the meeps and the beeps this week. The lyrics bring me back to manys the teenage disco of my youth. Sometimes I’d like to put an arm around my shoulder at that age and just tell me that I don’t need to take that stuff so seriously. Like, it’ll be allllright. Chill…


Don't let it bring you down.

Desperation clouds the arithmetic,
Panic at the disco and Freudian fits.
Hormones and hot bodies scratching the itch,
Anger and loneliness together it fits,
And I didn't know what to do with it.
The beat goes on and you can't ignore it,
The beat goes on and you can't ignore it,
The beat goes on and on and on and on...

Don't let it bring you down.

Atlas, map, compass, advice and tips,
All ignored in favour of whip,
And the whip was the words that they used to inflict,
The mortification you felt when it hit.
Awkward and different and trying to find,
The thing that marks you out from the crowd,
But keeps you part of the gang,
Safety in numbers and all of that jazz.
Anything to avoid the hit,
Anything to avoid the hit,
Anything to avoid the hit,
The hit that they used to keep you underfoot.

Don't let it bring you down.


from Throwing S​*​*​t at a Wall, released January 1, 2011
Written & recorded by Bill Coleman.




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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