Billie Handsome, the Killer's Son

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The song is a conversation between Billie Handsome and the crowd. Lyrics in ""'s are the crowd talking to Billie. Lyrics unquoted are Billie speaking directly.

lyrics

"Give it up now Billie, you're kidding me
You can't possibly expect to be
Anything much more than what we can see
You ain't gonna make it, I guarantee"

Chorus:

"Fear, you'll never get far
Now take it off 'cause girl,
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?"

Flat odds against me! Now you're kidding me
I've been the underdog in every scene
You want to bet well there ain't no guarantee
I don't need your game I need my sanity

I see the con, I see your lies to me
I see the fraud, what you pretend to be
I've walked the streets, what you call tragedy
You think I'm an easy score well a mark is all I see

Cause every time you tell the truth you're just waiting to lie
And what you call living that's just waiting to die
Whenever you take a stand you're just waiting to fall
Here's the truth we're monsters and victims all

Chorus

"Give it up now Billie, you're kidding me
You can't possibly expect to be
Anything much more than what we can see
You ain't gonna make it, I guarantee"

Children please I swagger when I'm standing still
Keep telling me I won't when I know I will
You say life's a game, well maybe so
Understand for me, this is not a show

Chorus

Well I'm Billie Handsome, I'm the killer's son
You looking for a charity case, boy I'm not the one
I'm a bad person and I'm always gonna be
But if you're gonna change you just change, so don't preach to me.

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from The Sorceress, released February 18, 2013

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Nation of Two Seattle, Washington

What happens when poppin & lockin meets punk? When the Velvet Underground meets Michael Jackson?
The Nation of Two is Darius Morrison (guitar, art) and Lauren Vignec (vocals, dance). This is their first real album, The Sorceress, recorded by the genius Jherek Bischoff. ... more

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