Why Me ?

from A Long Time Coming by Bill Coleman

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There's a lot of pissed off, angry and frustrated in this one. I guess it's the song equivalent of taking a deep breath and counting to 10.


Your poisoned dreaming is draining me and leaving me cold,
Negative vibrations rock your soul sometimes.
All those little people running around your feet,
Searching for a fast food joint and something to eat,
Never going nowhere at all
Because there's nothing to see.

Why Me ?
Did I cause you pain ?
Why Me ?
Falter in my face.
If I could maybe change the scene
Could I lie through all your different shades of osbidian.

Nothing ever changes with your attitude,
My eyes fall open it seems that I have changed your mood.
Passing out the time I spend it in the bars,
Wasting all the time that I spent working hard,
Now everything is old and tired and maybe now I can go home.

Why Me ?
Did I cause you pain ?
Why Me ?
Falter in my face.
If you could only play that part then I'd
Slide through all your diseased imaginations.

Passionless and wasted I lie on the floor,
Watching rats from the basement eat through all of my walls.
Faltering, whispering, living in fear,
Agonising, vaciliating, dreaming in tears.
Never thought to look,
Never thought to smile,
Never thought to thank me for the trouble I bewhiled,
Dreaming about the state I'm in,
Wanting to get home again,
Trying to breathe, Breathing hard,
But I wonder why I bother.

Why Me ?
Did I cause you pain ?
Why Me ?
Falter in my face.
Why Me ? Cos if I ever live I'll play to all your,
Amazing alterations.
Your crazy situation.
Your diseased imaginations.
Your crazed infatuation.


from A Long Time Coming, released October 16, 2003
Steve Fanagan produced, mixed and recorded.




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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