Bill Mallonee – WPA Volume 5






















Words and music: bill mallonee

yeah, it’s good to see yer faces
yes, it’s been quite a while
i was covered with blood and disgraces
but you might say that’s my style
i was moving from ‘tween devils and deep blue seas
i was driftin’ from twilight to dawn
i was going from pillar to post ya’ see
when the shot rang loud and long
Hey, did i tell you the bullets’ still there?
Did i tell you the bullets’ still there?
So close to the heart, we’d be friends from the start
Did i tell you the bullet’s still there?

Now, doctors say it causes the visions
I’m told it accounts for the voices
it might correlate with self-hatred
but I don’t think that was one of the choices
Now, I see men all afraid and a-stumblin’
all greedy for profits and war
and they wrap up in their flags & their rhetoric’s rags
They’re all drunk but they call out for more
Now, I came here to pick up the loose change
of all my deficit days
I came here all those bad checks to claim
of promises I broke on the way
they were written with the best of intentions
they had lots of zeros in tow
They were written I think with invisible ink
but one day I’m told that’ll all turn to gold

Yeah, it’s good to see your faces
and it’s good that you see mine
just so you can describe to the authorities
what you saw at the scene of the crime
I was driftin’ tween devils and last calls
with this pawn shop guitar of mine
looking for God, or the next best thing
all done up in 6/8 time
all done up in 6/8 time

yeah, it’s good to see your faces
my, my, it’s been long time
love’s a river that runs..then it races
back to the arms of Love Divine

Take a listen to the new song and others at Bill’s MySpace Page:

7 brand new songs in this installment; And yes, all written and recorded in the tiny cabin we just moved into in NC. It rained the whole time, it seems, lending to the mood. Love the way the lyrics and music interplay on this one; Lot’s of string band elements here, too, but darker, murkier; A certain folky elgance pervades. Informed by the oncoming of Fall and recent “life losses.” I’ll just say I got inside this pretty deep.

“Did I Tell You The Bullet’s Still There?” has gotten incredible responses “live.” Lyrics are to be found below. The whole album will be up for download via later this week. IN THE MEAN TIME: “Bullet, “ and the moodier “Stop Breaking Down” are up at the WPA Myspacelosses.”

Past Heroes Links:

Bill Mallonee – WPA Volume 5

bill mallonee – Must View & Jon Guthrie

Bill Mallonee (VOL): Permafrost/”lower case” Update 

Vigilantes of Love – Live@Cornerstone

Bill Mallonee & Muriah Rose: Radio Radio July 2 & Concert Download

Vigilantes of Love Live at 7th Street Loft on 09-01-2000

Bill Mallonee and Friends

Bill Mallonee – Solar System (live)

Watch this clip from Bill Mallonee: Blister Soul

~ by castleqwayr on November 18, 2009.

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