Before he played this song on the VH1 show Storytellers
, Matthews explained that this is about the first time he took acid. He was on a beach with friends and when he took the acid he decided he did not want to trip, but the acid got him and he decided to just go with it. They had a blast sitting around a camp fire and the next thing he knows he was talking to the cops (which is a "Billy"). This song is about all the fun he had and how he did not want it to end.
Alan - Front Royal, VA