Bill Beach

Bill Beach

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

My songs and lyrics have been recognized in various songwriting contests, including a "finalist" placement in the VH1 Song of the Year contest.

Biography

Born in the 50's. Schooled by black robed cultess's. Taught bass by Aardavarks. Toured America by bus-house.

I write songs for other people to perform and record. Also perform as a solo acoustic, or in duo's.

Played bass in local bands in Missouri and Arizona, studied with Berklee grad, Dave Demarco, in Baltimore, played bass for instrumental jam rock band, LIQUID GARDEN.

Currently playing bass in Istanbul for the Turkish Rock Band "45 Degrees" www.myspace.com/45degreesistanbul

Lyrics

Distance Passed

Written By: Bill Beach

I was a little kid
Always wondering what I did,
Just looking for a way
To get me to the next day
So I went and married young
And you know it came undone,
Living life like a curse,
You can only make it worse

Ain’t no good to look back
Try and find the wrong track
Never pays to attack
Makes you weaker in fact
Leave it open just a crack
But not so much to fall back

Into the distance past

I love the now
I see it coming
Don’t wonder how
Old clocks keep on running

Now I’m about as old as Keith
Turning over every leaf
I hear my song, sing along
Suspending all my disbelief
The world spins on makes a web
Stringing us along instead
Of showing us a better way
We try and repeat yesterday

Ain’t no good to look back
Try and find the wrong track
Never pays to attack
Makes you weaker in fact
Leave it open just a crack
But not so much to fall back

Into the distance past

Take Your Pick

Written By: Bill Beach

Its a bad time in history
One that we'll regret
One will wish the history books
Would somehow just forget

And it really ain't no mystery
How we got into this mess
Religion in the government
My first and second guess

Catholic, Hindu, Baptist, Muslim
You can take your pick
Any of the World's Religions
Surely do the trick

They'd all be just fine with me
If they'd just leave us alone
Stay out of the government
And stay out of our homes.

They all claim to love Jesus
Each and every one
But I can't picture Jesus
With an automatic gun

Churches, temples, holy books
They're all within your rights
Just don't give me no dirty looks
Or involve me in your fights

River Town

Written By: Bill Beach

I used to live
In this river town
85 people, give or take
who's hangin round

This guy named Jim
owned this little bar
You all can come in
don't care who you are

The river is calling
Its calling to me
The leaves are falling
Each one set free

I think I'll walk around
see if Fritz the mayor
still feelin down
Still got that hollow stare

He's taking it hard
shaking his head
First time since the war
nightmares of the dead

The river is calling
Its calling to me
The leaves are falling
Each one set free

Neighbor kid sleeping
in a stranger's bed
heard the floor creaking
Freeze somebody said

Reflexes made him
jump up instead
Narcs gunnin for Jim
shot him in the head

The river is calling
Its calling to me
The leaves are falling
Each one set free

They asked questions later
It was a bad mistake
the investigator
had excuses to make

None of them mattered
down at the riverside
the fall leaves scattered
we watched an eagle glide

The river is calling
Its calling to me
The leaves are falling
Each one set free

The river's rising
come out of the rain
my friends advising
Youre acting insane

I still remember
how can I forget?
It's like a glowing ember
that ain't gone out yet

The river is calling
Its calling to me
The leaves are falling
Each one set free

Ole Jim had it coming
Stole my baby away
Feds wanted something
So I pointed his way

Day and night crying
Wont bring back my son
Aint no use trying
What's done is done.

Discography

EP"Quarks and Neutrinos"

Three tracks available here.

Set List

Play mostly originals, with a variable mix of covers from 1960s and 2000s.