Billy Schafer

Billy Schafer

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Above all, I try to write catchy songs about things that ring true for me. I think my songs are appealing because they're genuine.

Biography

I'm currently working on an EP.

Lyrics

The Dream Is Alive

Written By: Billy Schafer

Verse 1
Driving west and leaving all the cold behind
The sun light is in my eyes and it warms my mind
Thoughts of palms and sunny streets under my tires
Turning softly in my head like a lullaby

Wheels spin
Believing in
The road ahead

Chorus
The dream is alive
As long as I never arrive
Never arrive, Never arrive
Never arrive, Never arrive

Verse 2
Studios and movie scripts and parties in Hollywood Hills
Hang like plush mirages over Iowa’s empty still
Black and white photos lie and wait to come to life
Popping pills to keep from being swallowed in the night

Wheels spin
Believing in
The road ahead

Chorus
The dream is alive
As long as I never arrive
Never arrive, Never arrive
Never arrive, Never arrive
(Repeat)

Words and Music by William A. Schafer ©2007

Where Are You?

Written By: Billy Schafer

Verse 1

I checked your bed
I searched the halls
Found your affects
But you are gone

I can’t accept
This won’t compute
I’m left without
A kind of proof

Chorus

Where are you? Where are you? (repeat)

Verse 2

My sense is still
That you could stride
Back in through the door
At any time

The air’s been sucked
Out of the room
That’s what it’s like
To be without you

Chorus

Bridge

I remember the time
On the 4th of July
When you ran away
And stayed out all night
I was out of my mind
But you came back that time …Now where are you?

Outro

You’re flesh and blood
Within my dreams
And as long as the bulb
Of my memory still flickers
Then you are here with me

The One

Written By: Billy Schafer


Verse 1
In your eyes, I can see the pain
Every time I must go away
And I know you can’t help but feel it means you’re not enough
But trust my Mona Lisa in my undivided love

Chorus
You’re the one that I can’t pry my eyes from
You’re the one who occupies my mind when my eyes shut

Verse 2
In my eyes you appreciate
Each new time that I see your face
And in this modern gallery where beauty runs skin deep
Oh my Mona Lisa you’re a stunning masterpiece

Chorus
You’re the one that I can’t pry my eyes from
You’re the one who occupies my mind when my eyes shut

Bridge
You’re the object of my fascination
Source of endless captivation
A canvas full of inspiration
A renaissance of love

Chorus
You’re the one that I can’t pry my eyes from
You’re the one who occupies my mind when my eyes shut
You’re the one (repeat)

The Speed of Now

Written By: Billy Schafer & Wendy Beckerman

VERSE I
Til death do us part, that’s how it starts, vow to grow old together
You gave me your hand, time-honored promise, make our dreams forever
Life has other plans, there is no medicine that can keep you here
So now, holding your hand, holding this moment as it disappears

CHORUS
Yesterday’s been laid to bed
Tomorrow’s only in my head
These are things we must do without
I’m loving you at the speed of now

VERSE II
Rest your head on the seat, no more needles and beeps, home is around the bend
I lift you though the door, like I did once before, to be with you ‘til the end
I look in your eyes, there is no time, there is no memory
Just this heart open wide letting you go into eternity

CHORUS
Yesterday’s been laid to bed
Tomorrow’s only in my head
These are things we must do without
I’m loving you at the speed of now

BRIDGE
Who would have guessed
Your last few breaths
Would teach me how to come to life

CHORUS
Yesterday’s been laid to bed
Tomorrow’s only in my head
These are things we must do without
I’m loving you at the speed of now