BillColeman

BillColeman

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BILL COLEMAN is a musician from Cork. His music has been compared to Elvis Costello and the Cure amongst others. First released by Mango Music on their “For Your Machine” compilation (Josh Ritter & Neosupervital also featured) he is currently busy finishing his debut album & touring with his band.

Biography

BILL COLEMAN is a musician from Cork , Ireland.

His music has been compared to Elvis Costello and the Cure amongst others. Finger plucked guitars abound, allied with two-fingered keyboard riffs, melodic vocal lines, a catchy turn of phrase and a refreshingly positive attitude. First released by Mango Music on their “For Your Machine” compilation (both Josh Ritter & Neosupervital were other notable contributors) he went on to release his debut EP on his own label in 2003.

Since adopted by Irish "No Disco" website irishmusiccentral.com as one to watch for the future, this year has seen him being highlighted by Tom Dunne on his "Pet Sounds" radio show as a Rising Artist, and fitting TV & festival appearances and constant gigging into an increasingly busy schedule.

Bill is currently putting the finishing touches to his debut album “I’ll Tear My Own Walls Down” and preparing a single release and national tour for October.

MP3s available from the music page at www.bcoleman.com. More at www.myspace.com/billcolemanmusic.

"We think (he'll) hit the big time" – Evening Echo
“…goregeous, intimate… …not to be missed” - InDublin
"These guys should be playing Oxegen" - Jim Lockhart (2FM)
“a momentarily free-of-inhibitions singalong… …we eagerly await more” – Connected Magazine
"wistful yet edgy" - entertainment.ie

Lyrics

Offer Up the Hope

Written By: Bill Coleman

Somebody’ll sort you out,
I won’t give it up,
I will give our love a shot.
Somebody else in here,
Told me how to fear,
And picks me up each time I miss your meaning.
But it’s the same room we’re living in.
It’s the thought that keeps us down and round,
Picking up time honoured bad reasons
Not to take a hold of it.

Every time you lose control,
Every time you cannot cope,
Come and offer up the hope
That everything gets better.

Somebody’ll sort you out,
I won’t give it up,
I will give your love a shot.
Somebody else in here,
Told me how to fear,
And picks me up each time I miss your meaning.
But it’s the same room we’re living in.
I can’t hope to wear your skin
While you’re off trying to turn yourself into
Someone who’s just a stranger to me.

Say It Like You Mean It

Written By: Bill Coleman

I think I’ve lost the bit – the chip that keeps me cold.
And as I lose my breath I begin to feel my hope.
All you perfect girls with all your perfect smiles,
I love you everyone,
You make it all worthwhile.

Say it like you mean it.
You want it you got it.
Say it like you want it.

Is this my fifth or sixth of just the one or two?
Is this as good as it gets,
Or is there something better?
I want you to want me,
And I want to want to want you back,
But I don’t think you believe me,
I think you think you’ve heard that.

Your stomach churns and your head explodes,
And you begin to feel like letting go.
But her smile will bring you back again.
You’re a glutton for punishment.

You've got the style,
And I've got the usual kind of fear,
Of the wrong reaction.

Say it like you mean it,
You want it you got it.

Bound

Written By: Bill Coleman

I know I could’ve cried.
But nobody died.
And I’m sorry I’ve been such a waster of your time.
I touch my fingers to your cheek,
I kiss your side while you are sleeping,
And I wonder how life got so complicated.

Don’t be mad at me babe.
Don’t expect me to be safe,
Because I’m bound to disappoint you.

Bless you.
D’youknowwhatImean typekindofthing?
Basically I believe that I need to be free.
And I could be wrong but I think I’m right,
I think if I believe I might,
I might not.
But at least I won’t wonder.

Don’t be mad at me babe.
Don’t expect me to be safe,
Because I’m bound to disappoint you.

Don’t be mad at me babe.
Don’t expect me to be your saviour,
Because I’m bound to disappoint you.

Discography

CD's available from www.bcoleman.com

Black & Yellow Limited Edition EP Released 03/06
1. Offer Up the Hope (Featuired on Tom Dunnes "Pet Sounds" show - Today FM)
2. Devilette
3. The Pull of the Pint

A Long Time Coming - Debut EP Released 10/03
1. Lady Love
2. Why Me?
3. Don't Suffer in Silence
4. Fight No More
5. Therapise

CDs out of print:
"For Your Machine" An independant compilation by Dublin Mango Music Label, released 2001. Also featuring Josh Ritter, Neosupervital, Joan of Arse, Martin Finke & Goodtime John.

Set List

Offer Up The Hope [3:45]
Say It Like You Mean It [3:37]
The Pull Of The Pint [5:45]
First On Me [3:49]
Awake [5:19]
Devilette [4:04]
Crawling To Be [3:30]
All There Is [5:04]
In My Head [4:06]
Sleeping Insane [4:32]
Strong [3:21]