Under Dark Streetlights

from Throwing S​*​*​t at a Wall by Bill Coleman

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I’m just off a tour with ledgebag Jamie Lawson, which has entailed a lot of driving, laughing, head-shaking, guitarpianoglockenspeilharmoniummelodica playing and looping and singing. And scrabble. Overall, it’s been a blast, and it’s got me back to playing piano as an actual instrument again.

I’ve always really enjoyed playing piano, but been very limited in terms of what I can play. That really suits a song sometimes though, this tune being a case in point.


Sitting, waiting for the world to change,
I’m going underneath the blaming game.
Watching people under dark streetlights,
Anticipation in that orange night.

Tired of talk, time to listen for a change,
No destination in mind, I’m ok.
I’m alright, a little uptight maybe,
But that’s nothing strange, just the way I operate.

And you, you, permanently you,
In the corner of the room,
Snakes and ladders with our hearts,
The root, the root, the source of all our youth.
Cos we’re as young as we feel,
Not how much that we’ve been used.
I cry cos I’m lost,
And I’m lost cos I lied,
And I lied cos of fear,
And the fear has me running,
Away form the light,
That is burning inside,
My mind and my heart,
Till infinity stops,
My emotion is clear,
It rings like a bell,
It sounds like a new sun rising.


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




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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