• Artist: Paddlefoot
  • Title: Billy Banjo
  • Genre: Country - Alternative
  • Mood: Up/Positive
  • Speed: Mixed
  • Instruments: Distorted Guitar (Heavy, Aggressive), Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Strings, Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Bass
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 1/5/2012
  • Lyric themes: Traveling, Music/Art, Determination, Hope, Optimism, Courage
  • Lyrics: I’ve seen trees as high as skyscrapers Did you know underneath all the pavement there was dirt? Made it all the way across the U.S.A. With these old clothes, about five bucks and this old banjo Played for quarters been knocked around I have loved been so lonesome and down but when I unlatch the straps to my banjo case all the lonesome feelings are erased I’m not a nobody no more “I’m Billy Banjo”, when I was young I told myself: You will go there Hitchin down that dusty road You will go there Tuning up in Midland Texas You will go there Busking in a New York Subway Now here I am in a department store I’m a shoe salesman I work everyday for the minimum wage and commission Got a flat down town cheap rates, cook all my meals on an old hot plate Everything is different now I’ve grown old and I don’t know how but when I unlatch the straps to my banjo case all the lonesome feelings are erased I’m not a nobody no more “I’m Billy Banjo”, when I was young I told myself: You will go there Hitchin down that dusty road You will go there Tuning up in Midland Texas You will go there Busking in a New York Subway I am not proud of all of the things in life I did now that I’m old it makes me feel good to know that I have lived “Excuse me sir, can you spare a quarter? I’m just about to become famous.”
  • Keywords: upbeat, Bass, Guitar
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