Billie Van And Her Ranchhands

Billie Van And Her Ranchhands

 Copenhagen, Capital Region, DNK
BandCountryPop

Adorable, original country pop performed by Billie Van and her Ranchhands, a band, with deep roots in both blues and rock. Mordant, artful lyrics from a sly but sweet voice & edgy, desirous slide guitars. Their lively, entertaining stageshow is a must!

Biography

Billie Van (born Merete Pascual 8/11-83) is a Danish singer-songwriter who currently resides in Liverpool. With band members both in Norway, Denmark and UK she forms different bands all covering the country pop style, with roots in both blues and rock.
The music is based on mordant, humorous stories and sassy, desirous slide guitars. Billie gets referenced to Jenny Lewis, Dolly Parton, Billie Holiday Jack White and Robert Johnson, both modern and old classic artists. She steadily made her own vocal style, drawing from the sly country twang of Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton while remaining indebted to her love of pop music.
In March 2009 they recorded an EP in Liverpool in the George Martin Studio at Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts, where Billie currently study and takes her third year on a BA Music degree.
Billie Van is currently working on her next EP, which will be recorded in Liverpool in January´11.

Lyrics

Heartbreking Nightdance

Written By: Billie Van

Heartbreaking Nightdance

I´ve got kicks, I´ve got style
But I don´t know exactly who you are
While you smoke your cigar
You talk about farmers out far
I´m too young to understand
That some men want other men
Now I´m saaaad

So I dance all night and the dress you´ve given me
Have I worn since early mornin´, that day when you woke me up
Gave it to me and asked me, asked me to leaaave

You didn´t mean to but you stole
A lot of self respect and my hunger to grow up and become
A girl with a reason to live
The dress you gave you gave to save me
From wanting to lay down forever

I dance all night with the dress you´ve given me
I´m cryin´my dreams away, I´ve smoked a few cigars
I´ve run at the wall a few times, down the hill and up again
Just to feel something else but your beats for men

Just to feel something else but your beats for men

The sky is grey
And you are gay

Just to feel something else but your beats for men

Heartbreaking Nightdance

I´ve got kicks, I´ve got style
But I don´t know exactly who you are
While you smoke your cigar
You talk about farmers out far
I´m too young to understand
That some men want other men
Now I´m saaaad

So I dance all night and the dress you´ve given me
Have I worn since early mornin´, that day when you woke me up
Gave it to me and asked me, asked me to leaaave

You didn´t mean to but you stole
A lot of self respect and my hunger to grow up and become
A girl with a reason to live
The dress you gave you gave to save me
From wanting to lay down forever

I dance all night with the dress you´ve given me
I´m cryin´my dreams away, I´ve smoked a few cigars
I´ve run at the wall a few times, down the hill and up again
Just to feel something else but your beats for men

Just to feel something else but your beats for men

The sky is grey
And you are gay

Just to feel something else but your beats for men

Fire In Your Balls

Written By: Billie Van

A1. So it’s true what I’ve been told
I’ve seen a lot, I’ve seen it all
I’ve been a child and I have crawled
On the floor like I want you to do now
And it’s true what I say, I’m realistic in my way
I should have left you far away, but a train got me to stay
And far inside that’s what I wanted from the very first time

B1. The boy did
The boy did run away
I heard a story of a girl who said stop and disappeared in the radio
And I’ll do the same
I’m gonna run away
And I’ll scream and shout the reason why I hate his face: “because of fire in your balls!!”

A2. Now I know how you work
And you have proved you’re a big jerk
‘cause I haven’t seen the rest of love we talked a lot of
Your mouth mouth speak speak speak speak
Since we fought the wind blows

C. And I think I’m gonna run as you
I think I’m gonna run as you
But I’m gonna do it my way
I think I’m gonna run as you
I think I’m gonna run as you
But I’m gonna do it my way
But I’ll never feel as much as you
I’ll never feel as much as you
And far inside that’s what I wanted since the very first time

B2. The boy did
The boy did run away
I heard a story of a girl who said stop and disappeared in the radio
And I’ll do the same
I’m gonna run away
And I’ll scream and shout the reason why I hate Your face, because of firing flames and great balls of fire!!
Great balls of fire, Because of great balls of fire...

Captain

Written By: Billie Van

Captain

There´s no place that I´d rather be
but together with me-e
Dad out on the sea
No tea, no fake trees, a break from swi-i-im
In a pool that does not meet my needs

Many brave hearts are asleep
Even the storm appears out on the blue deep
I can tell I´m one of thee
When my dad steers the wheel
The waves and breeze make us agree:

A ca-a-a-a-aptain knows which way the wind blows
I swear he knows!
And the que-e-e-en on board is me, and he glows
He would never leave me alone

Ocean breeze makes me sing a semitone higher than I usually do
A bit out of tune…
While I shout my heart out, the waves make my choir,
my mew makes the wind and the waves shout on new

A ca-a-a-a-aptain knows which way the wind blows
I swear he knows!
And the que-e-e-en on board is me, and he glows
He would never leave me alone

Set List

Heartbreaking Nightdance
Fire In Your Balls
Park Love Blues
One Boot Billie
Prefer This
Red Rooster
No Regrets
Captain
I´m on my knees
Jimmy
Tell me to
Dear Mikhael
Gun by my side