Little Billy Died

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Little Billy Died was written about a kid I went to school with.In 8th and 9th grade I helped in the special ed class and got to know him.l He actually had cerebral palsy and was a 4.0 student.Super sweet and smart.Kids were brutal to him. He hung himself in 10th grade. I still can't shake it. It's probably where my Be Kind,It Matters thing comes from.

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Billy was a kid
Who lived on my block
My best friend since the second grade
His mother was a fat girl who didn’t have a job
And daddy liked to swing it either way

Bill always talked about getting hit
For not lifting up the toilet seat

Little Billy
He just wanted to be free

And all the kids in school used to laugh at him
His clothes and hair weren’t quite right for the day
He was always getting beat up by a bully named Dave
And David thought that Billy was a fag

Billy always talked about this special place
Where only very special people go
Little Billy
Wanted just to be alone

Little Billy Died La La La La
Little Billy Died La La La La
Little Billy Died and he taught them all

Little Billy Cried La La La La
Little Billy Cried La La La La
Little Billy Died
And he taught them all


So Billy disappeared
From school for a week
The kids said he was weird and ran away

Hi mother found him hanging in their bathroom
I’m sure that he found his special place

And all the kids in school said they felt so sad.
So Sad.
But nobody ever really cared.
Little Billy
Lived his private little hell

Little Billy Died La La La La
Little Billy Died La La La La
Little Billy Died and he taught them all

Little Billy Cried La La La La
Little Billy Cried La La La La
Little Billy Died
And he taught them all

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released May 29, 2018
Words and Music: Regan Lane and Sean Van Dommelen
Produced By: Sean Van Dommelen and Regan Lane
Mastered By: Todd Ensminger

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Strangely Alright are sonic time-travelers. They paint paisley patterned pictures that shimmer with the 60’s mercurial blend of darkness and innocence, they mesh psychedelia and pop melodies together, they run rock muscle through the most danceable of tunes and they are the perfect blend of past and present. ... more

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