Bill Jamieson

Bill Jamieson

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I write songs in several genres and record them in my home studio. I have been doing this for 25 years. Isn't technology wonderful?

Biography

I have been a musician for 50+ years. Early influences were Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and Henri Mancini. The Beatles were a huge influence and really, all the good music that is.

Lyrics

Big Black Snake

Written By: William K. Jamieson


DADDY DIED TONIGHT ON THE BAYOU, YOU KNOW HE HAD

A PRETTY GOOD REASON. BIG BLACK SNAKE UP AND BIT HIM

IN THE NECK, YOU KNOW IT WASN’T EVEN THE SEASON.

WE WERE MOVIE ROUND BACK OF THE CLAYMORE STILL

WE CAME UPON LOW MUDDY WATER, COREY DIDN’T THINK

WE OUGHT TO WADE ON THROUGH, DADDY SAID MAYBE WE

OUGHT TO.

BIG BLACK SNAKE, BIG BLACK SNAKE.

WADING TO OUR NECKS IN THE MOONLIGHT, HE WAS TELL’N

US HOW HE’S GOING TO WIN. I DON’T THINK HE EVEN SAW

THE DEVIL’S JAW, IT GOT HIM RIGHT UNDER THE CHIN.

I KNEW RIGHT AWAY WHAT HE WAS SAYING, AS I DRAGGED

HIM FROM HIS DEATH. DON’T TALK TO THE DEVIL HE’LL GET

YOU, YOU MAY AS WELL SAVE YOUR BREATH.

(CHORUS)

TWO EYES MOVIN THROUGH THE WATER

TWO EYES MOVIN THROUGH THE WATER

BIG BLACK SNAKE

Moonlight Ride

Written By: William K. Jamieson

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A MOONLIGHT RIDE? I’LL TAKE YOU ALONG. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A MOONLIGHT RIDE? YOU
MAKE IT RIGHT WHEN IT’S WRONG.
WE’LL BE LOVIN IN THE AFTERNOON, AND TALKING ALL NIGHT LONG

AND WE’LL LISTEN TO THE GUITAR MAN GOING--------
WHILE HE’S SINGING HIS SONG, HE’S SINGING HIS SONG

I HAVEN’T SEEN YOU FOR A YEAR OR TWO, BEEN ON THE ROAD TOO LONG.
YOU KNOW I MISSED YOU FOR A YEAR OR TWO, I WANT TO KISS YOU THAT
LONG.
WE’LL BE DRINKING SOME REAL FINE WINE AND TALKING ALL NIGHT
LONG, AND WE’LL LISTEN TO THE GUITAR MAN GOING...
WHILE HE’S SINGING HIS SONG, HE’S SINGING HIS SONG

(BRIDGE)
AND IF YOU’RE LOOKING MY WAY BABE, NO NO DON’T BLINK THOSE
EYES. YOU KNOW MY KNEES FEEL STRANGE HONEY, I THINK I’M
PARALYZED. COME ON, LET’S RIDE IN THE MOONLIGHT,
I GOT A BIG SURPRISE. ***

I'm Walkin' Away

Written By: William K. Jamieson


I WAS WONDERIN’ IF YOU WERE COMING HOME AGAIN
I WAS THINKIN’ MAYBE NOT TODAY
I WAS HOPING FOR ANOTHER CHANCE AGAIN AND NOT HEAR YOU SAY

“I’M WALKIN’ AWAY, BILLY I’M WALKING AWAY”.

I WAS FEELIN’ KIND OF LIKE A CASTAWAY,
I WAS THINKIN’ NOT AGAIN TODAY
I WAS HOPING FOR ANOTHER DANCE AGAIN AND NOT HEAR YOU SAY
“I’M WALKIN’ AWAY, BILLY I’M WALKIN’ AWAY”.

(BRIDGE)
THE ONLY TIME I SEE YOU IS OVER THERE, IN A PHOTOGRAPH
I CAN ONLY STARE.
THE ONLY CHANCE TO TOUCH IS IN MY DREAMS,
BUT WHEN I REACH FOR YOU YOU’RE NOT THERE, YOU’RE NOT THERE.

I WAS WONDERING IF YOU’D EVER HOLD MY HAND
BUT I’M FEELIN’, NOT AGAIN TODAY.
I WAS HOPIN’ I COULD SEE YOU FACE AND NOT HEAR YOU SAY,
“I’M WALKIN’ AWAY, BILLY I’M WALKIN’ AWAY.

I AM FEELIN’ LIKE A LONELY MAN
AND I’M THINKIN’ OH NOT AGAIN TODAY.
OH PLEASE LET ME SEE YOU AGAIN AND NOT HEAR YOU SAY,
“I’M WALKIN’ AWAY, BILLY I’M WALKIN’ AWAY

Stay and Play

Written By: Bill Jamieson

STAY AND PLAY
(CHORUS)
LET’S STAY AND PLAY, LET’S STAY AND PLAY FOR A WHILE

YOU KNOW IT’S A DREAM LOCK THAT YOU HAVE ON MY HEART,
I BELIEVE IT’S OFTEN REMEMBERED.
SOPHISTICATED MOVEMENTS BRING ME TO MY KNEES,
I FEEL DRIVEN BY YOUR GENDER.
I FEEL LIKE LAUGHING WHEN YOU DEAL ME THE CARDS,
THERE’S A DIAMOND IN YOUR SMILE.
THE CHILL OF THE OUTSIDE BRINGS ME INSIDE TODAY,
LET’S STAY AND PLAY FOR A WHILE.
(CHORUS)

MAKE SURE FOR CERTAIN, THERE CAN BE NO QUESTION,
THAT THE MOON GIVES YOU A SHADOW
LEAD WITH YOUR LEFT HAND, FOLLOW WITH YOUR RIGHT,
CURL AROUND ME LIKE A PYTHON.
SAXOPHONE MUSIC IS REFLECTED IN YOUR EYES,
ODDS ON FAVORITE WITH MY HEART,
THE CHILL OF THE OUTSIDE BRINGS ME INSIDE TODAY,
LET’S STAY AND PLAY FOR A WHILE.
(CHORUS)

Love's A Riot

Written By: Bill Jamieson

LOVE’S A RIOT

**SHE CAME ON AND KEPT ON COMING

KEPT MY HEART AND FEET A RUNNING

***[LOVE’S A RIOT, LOVE’S A RIOT, L.A.R.,L.A.R.]***

**SHE SAID I WAS MISSING ALL HER KISSING,

I DECIDED TO TRY WHAT I’D BEEN MISSING.

**SHE TOOK MY HEART LIKE A ROLLER COASTER,

BUT I WAS TOLD I COULD ONLY HAVE MOST OF HER.

**I REMEMBER ALL THE SONGS SHE SANG ME,

I REMEMBER HOW SHE LEFT ME HANGING.

**SHE ROLLED ON ME AND KEPT ON ROLLING,

FLATTENED MY HEART WITH A LOOK SHE’D STOLEN.

**SHE CARED FOR ME AND LEFT ME CARING

LEFT ME FELLING JUST A LITTLE MORE DARING.

Discography

Cuthill's 79
I'm Walkin' Away
Just For Fun
Try Again
Moonlight Ride
Carly-o
If You Call My Name
Big Black Snake
River of Ice
The Blind Man
Fantasy
Like A Given
All Day
Stay and Play (aired on WMVY)
Standing In Line
Love's a Riot
Load the Gun
Tomorrow
I Like That
Push It
Ultra Violet
In Between
Not A Word
You're Hurtin' Me
Torture Chamber
You Got My Heart Screamin'
Too Busy To Dance
I Woke UP
Keep On Doin' What You Love