Billy Jackson

Billy Jackson

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I am a words and melody singer/songwriter, incorporating creative rhythms and arrangements. Been recording and writing the past 2+ years releasing to the independent market. Putting a band together to begin live gigs by mid-2006 after recording a band album starting Jan.

Biography

The band line-up as it will start seriously gigging in 2006 is still being finalized - the name is still to be selected...watch this space. Have already been offered venues in Europe and Asia. The other notable musician definitely in the band (so far) is Nigel Ross-Scott formerly of Reflex and Dexys. My music, and therefore the stage show is always going to be have a theatrical feel as my biggest personal success has been in writing a reasonably successful stage musical and the whole team connected with us have also film/theatre blood. This does set us apart as all round performers. What also sets us apart is that many of us have expertise and top level connections in the world of international entertainment finance. For the record, my early influences were The Beatles - John of course, Elton, ELO, Genesis, Pink Floyd and later Depeche Mode, U2 and more recently Greg Alexander. Had been dissapointed and frustrated with earlier bands and record companies before we were saved by the relatively recent quantum leap in digital recording.

Lyrics

Picking Up the Pieces

Written By: Billy Jackson

Picking up the pieces one more time
God let this be the last time
Picking up the pieces once again
God let this be the end

I don’t want to hurt no more
I don’t want to hurt my friends no more
I don’t want to hide in shame
I don’t want to lie
I don’t want to feel the pain
Of falling down again
I don’t want to know this fear
I don’t want to go on

Picking up the pieces one more time
God let this be the last time
Picking up the pieces once again
God let this be the end

I don’t want to cry no more
I’m tired of living this remorse
I don’t want to lose no more
I don’t want to die
Don’t want to feel it slip away
‘Till everything is gone
Don’t want to feel I’ve lost my way
I don’t want to go on

Picking up the pieces one more time
God let this be the last time
Picking up the pieces once again
God let this be the end

Now I know just what to do
I’m never going to make it on my own
The one thing that I know is true
I don’t want to go on

Picking up the pieces one more time
God let this be the last time
Picking up the pieces once again
God let this be the end

© 2003 Billy Jackson

Blood & Gold

Written By: Billy Jackson

So many times you’ve been misguided
So many times you’ve been betrayed
How many years will you be lied to
You’re getting too old to be afraid

It’s time to stand up for your freedom
It’s time to claim your destiny
And if you think they’ve come to save you
You’d better read your history (‘Cause it’s all about)

Blood and gold ; gold and blood
After all these years haven’t you had enough
Gold and blood ; blood and gold
Don’t let them rape your land – don’t let them buy your soul
Blood and gold ; gold and blood
After all these years haven’t you had enough
Gold and blood ; blood and gold
What have you ever gained by giving up control

Take back your freedom
Reclaim the land beneath your feet
Take back your future
Fight for your children’s destiny
Now it’s time to be free

With all the things that you’ve been given
A golden land – an emerald sea
Surely the past can be forgiven
Surely it’s time to live in harmony

It’s time to stand up for your freedom
It’s time to claim your destiny
And if you think they’ll come to save you
You’d better read your history (‘Cause it’s all about)

Blood and gold ; gold and blood
After all these years haven’t you had enough
Gold and blood ; blood and gold
Don’t let them rape your land – don’t let them buy your soul
Blood and gold ; gold and blood
After all these years haven’t you had enough
Gold and blood ; blood and gold
What have you ever gained by giving up control

Take back your freedom
Reclaim the land beneath your feet
Take back your future
Fight for your children’s destiny
Now it’s time to be free

Now you’ve got the whole world watching
CNN is watching
The BBC is watching you
Everybody’s turning on

© Billy Jackson 2003,2004

More Than Enough To Go Around

Written By: Billy Jackson

And now the prophesies
Have come and gone – still there’s no peace
And we’re still here on this same sphere
Living our lives – facing our fear
And though the times have changed
In so many ways – they’re still the same
No one’s come back to save the day
We’re still all alone in the Milky Way

And are we to assume we only came here to consume
Then quietly take our place beneath the ground
Or is it time to see beyond selfishness and greed
That there’s more than enough to go ‘round

Don’t keep on looking to the stars
For some Mothership – or life on Mars
There’s no way up and there’s no way out
No trumpet call – no final shout
There’s so much here that’s left to solve
Before we can grow – before we can evolve
As we all spin ‘round the same old sun
The truth’s within that the world is one

Or are we to believe we only came here to conceive
Then quietly take our place beneath the ground
Or is it time to see in a world so full of need
That there’s more than enough to go ‘round

And are we to assume we only came here to consume
Then quietly take our place beneath the ground
Or is it time to see in a world so full of need
That there’s more than enough to go ‘round

Or are we to believe we only came here to conceive
Then quietly take our place beneath the ground
Or is it time to see beyond selfishness and greed
That there’s more than enough to go ‘round

© 2004 Billy Jackson

Living In A Fantasy

Written By: Billy Jackson

Living in a Fantasy by Billy Jackson

I’m just tired of this existence,
I’m just bored with this dimension
In a complex world of harsh reality
I’m just existing for the moment
….living in a fantasy
Being what I want to be

Call on my fate
It’s all about the situation that I had before
And it’s never too late
‘Cause I can always find the door
It should be no surprise
I don’t believe a word you’re saying
‘Cause all of your lies
Go on and on and on

Expanding space and time was never my intention
I’m just tired of this existence,
I’m just bored with this dimension
In a complex world of harsh reality
I’m just existing for the moment
….living in a fantasy
Being what I want to be

You’ve shaken my faith
In doing all the things you told me I should do
There you made your mistake
Now nothing that you say is true
So say what you want
You’ll never quell the fire within me
And life will go on
‘Cause wrong is right and right is wrong

Expanding space and time was never my intention
I’m just tired of this existence,
I’m just bored with this dimension
In a complex world of harsh reality
I’m just existing for the moment
…living in a fantasy
Being what I want to be

It’s all smoke and mirrors anyway
Don’t do what I do - do what I say

Expanding space and time was never my intention
I’m just tired of this existence,
I’m just bored with this dimension
In a complex world of harsh reality
I’m just existing for the moment
….living in a fantasy
Being what I want to be

Fall in Love Again

Written By: Billy Jackson

It’s got so easy in my life now
I’ve got the time – I’ve got the means
I’ve got my comforts and my enjoyments
Gone my own way – fulfilled my dreams

But it’s so empty and it’s so lonely
That I’d risk the hurt – I’d feel the pain
If only once more in my lifetime
I could fall in love again

And now it seems I’ve found satisfaction
And now my wishes have all come true
And when I need to I get the action
Now I just do what I want to do

Discography

LPs
2005 - The Book of Omens - Songs of the New Millenium Dark Ages (co-produced)
2004- Planet Heaven

EPs
2004- Blood and Gold
2005 - Living in a Fantasy

Have had a lot of radio airplay worldwide and internet radio. In 2005 had 2 #1s on the ILS World Independent Charts and several others in the Top 10. Blood & Gold has also won top awards on Garageband.

Set List

TBA