Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Female songwriter working on album produced by Raine Maida. Plays guitar, piano, drums and runs her own label. Raised on Dylan, Young, Cash, Billy Bragg, Motown and Oldies Radio. Sounds like Feist, Tegan and Sara and KT Tunstall. “One of Canada’s rising stars.” - Fritz Francois of See Magazine

Biography

“…One of Canada’s rising stars.” - Fritz Francois of See Magazine

“(Billy) always stood apart from the pack with true street-level integrity, an almost Mennonitish indie-rock work ethic and outstanding musicianship." - Ferdy Belland of the Nerve Magazine

“Billy is a DIY poster girl.” - Chad Hucalak of Vue Weekly

"Prolific and incredibly talented." - Gerry Krochak of the Leader-Post

“To see a fearless young woman with china-doll beauty ruling the roost behind horn-rimmed spectacles and an overdriven Gibson SG is enough to send anyone’s heart (regardless of gender or sexual orientation) bursting free from even the most jaded ribcages, to land frantically beating at Pettinger’s tiny Converse Allstar-clad feet…sigh…” Ferdy Belland of the Nerve Magazine

"(Billy)'s the kind of thorough, do-it-yourself poster girl that will go to hell and back in order to put out a good record." - Lisa Schindel of Beatroute Magazine

Most Bootylicious Local Musician: “Billy the Kid from Billy and the Lost Boys. On the outside she seems like this cute little punk rock girl but when she gets onstage, her confidence really comes through. She rocks out with the best of them.” - The Georgia Straight’s “Best of Vancouver”

“If you need any inspiration to keep your New Year’s Resolution “I shall cast off the shackles of procrastination and actually do something with myself in 2005,” look no further than a young lady who goes by the name of Billy the Kid.” – Chartattack

(Billy)'s many musical endeavors are starting to pay off and no one deserves it more. After a chat with this winsome pixie, it would be difficult to dislike her." Chris Courtie of the Gauntlet Magazine

“Precociously gifted.” Shawn Conner of the Georgia Straight

Lyrics

The Accident

Written By: Billy the Kid

Hey
Put down your flag
What are we fighting for, running from, waiting on
And are you okay
How’ve you been these days
I guess I forgot how to ask and how to try

How I used to brighten your day without fail
How nothing could stop us cause we wouldn’t let it
And you’d never mind the details
And how you used to look at me before the Accident

Hey
What’s that you say
You recall sleeping in, waking halfway through the day
But that’s not what you’d say
Because you forgot how to speak and how to walk

But sometimes you almost remember my name
And I swear I can see it as you part your lips and try
And that’s how I gauge the good days
When I see the man I knew before the Accident

You’d never give up on me
So I’m not going to give up on you
You’d always be there for me
So I’ll always be here with you

Hey
Don’t turn away
What are you fighting for, hiding from, waiting on
And what can I say to make it all okay
To take it back and stop the clock and show you

There’s something your daughter would like you to see
She’s growing up so fast you’d hardly believe it
And sometimes I wish it was me
Just so she’d know the way you were before the Accident

Drown

Written By: Billy the Kid

It didn’t take much
For you to want to give up
When it all died
And I wasn’t enough
The tide goes on
Whether we do or not
It’ll pull you in
And it’ll let you drop
But I gave it all
And now there’s nothing left
I cannot swim
I’m out of breath

And you watch me Drown
You watch me Drown

Life goes on
Whether we do or not
It’ll pull you in
And it’ll le you drop
But I gave it all
And now there’s nothing left
I cannot swim
I’m out of breath

But you watch me Drown
You watch it all come down
I never though
That you’d watch me Drown

You said goodbye
So long ago
And I try and try
But I can’t let go
Cause you used to say
“You’re Not Alone”
Darling, take you time
Just please don’t go anymore

I never though
That you'd watch me Drown
You watch it all come down
I never though
That you’d watch me Drown

Yet...

Written By: Billy the Kid

Don’t look away
If you don’t know what to say
Just tell me what I need to hear
Before I disappear

Don’t hold your breath
But don’t tell me this is best
And now that there’s no turning back
Don’t tell me you take it back

Cause everybody told me I’d be alright
Everybody told me I’d forget
But it hasn’t happened yet
And everybody told me I’d be alright
Everybody told me I’d forget
But it hasn’t happened yet

Don’t close your eyes
But don’t downplay this demise
And now that it has come to this
Don’t tell me what to dismiss

Everybody told me I’d be alright
Everybody told me I’d forget
But it hasn’t happened yet
And everybody told me I’d be alright
Everybody told me I’d forget
But it hasn’t happened yet

I can’t hold on now that you’re gone
And I’m letting go cause I’ll never know your name…

Everybody told me I’d be alright
Everybody told me I’d forget
But it hasn’t happened yet
Cause everybody told me I’d be alright
Everybody told me I’d forget
But it hasn’t happened yet

Just Say Something

Written By: Billy the Kid

You are what you love
And you are not what loves you
With an epitome’s urgency
I had a breakthrough
If you want something for nothing
You’ve come to the right place
Cause you get more by giving
Than you do if you take

Just Say Something
Anything’s Better Than Nothing

So will we fall like the heroes in our childhood years
Or rise like occasions we’ve triumphed through tears
It’s so out of your hands though it takes over your days
And ties up the chances that leave you in chains
Then justifies suddenly shy it all made sense
To forgive all your faults and forget all the rest
And the days go by just like when we were kids
And it didn’t even matter what kind of mess we were in

Just Say Something
Anything’s Better Than Nothing

Say Something
Why don’t you Say Something

It took fourteen hours and ten thousand miles
A broke down car and a years worth of denial
You packed half your life and left the other half behind
And the half you brought you still can’t find sometimes
And everybody told us good things don’t come free
But you know that I’m good for it so start a tab for me

Just Say Something
Anything’s Better Than Nothing

Drive All Night

Written By: Billy the Kid

He slams the door and drops his keys
And it almost brings him to his knees
And all he knows is that he's got to go
The crows start sounding murderous
As he thinks: "It couldn't get much worse..."
And he starts his car like someone starts a war
Those suburban streets once seemed so clear
But now his face is soaked with tears
And he's got to get back to that open road
Sometimes that girl drove him mad
But she was the best thing he ever had
Now she's driving mad the boy next door
And he thinks of all the things he's changed
Just to share the same last name
And then he thinks: "What the hell was it all for..."

But as far as he can tell
The highway's never lied
So he gets into his car
And Drives All Night
He gets into his car
And Drives All Night

She takes a seat and holds her head
In both her hands as the end
Seems to stop her little world from spinning
And it's so quiet she can hear
The sound of all those wasted years
Echoing throughout the bedroom walls
And the memories start flooding back
And she knows that there's no turning back
You don't play with these things if you plan on winning
And she wants to follow him outside
But nothing she could do could ever make it right
Unless she could go back to the beginning

Cause in real life it takes more
Than three left turns to make a right
So she gets into her car
And Drives All Night
She gets into her car
And Drives All Night

Pretend you've got somewhere to go
Or that things will change by the time you're home
Just get into your car
Get into you car
And Drive All Night

Discography

1. Strong Like Prawn - Billy and the Lost Boys
2. Breaking Down the Barriers that Break Down Your Music - Billy and the Lost Boys
3. Breaking Down the Barriers that Break Down Your Music Remastered with bonus tracks- Billy and the Lost Boys
4. The Fight - Billy the Kid
5. Yet Why Not Say What Happened? - Billy and the Lost Boys