Billy Brown
by Mika

Album: Life In Cartoon Motion (2007)
  • Oh, Billy Brown had lived an ordinary life
    Two kids, a dog and the precautionary wife
    While it was all going accordingly to plan
    Then Billy Brown fell in love with another man

    He met his lover almost every single day
    Making excuses through his dodgy holiday
    Unto religion that he said he newly found
    They didn't know that his faith was earthly bound

    Brown, oh, Billy Brown
    Don't let the stars get you down
    Don't let the waves let you drown

    Brown, oh, Billy Brown
    Gonna pick you up like a paper cup
    Gonna shake the water out of every nook
    Oh, Billy Brown

    Oh, Billy Brown needed a place somewhere to go
    He found an island off the coast of Mexico
    Leaving his lover and his family behind
    Oh, Billy Brown needed to find some peace of mind

    And on his journey and his travels on the way
    He met a girlie who was brave enough to say
    When they made love he shared the burden of his mind
    Oh, Billy Brown you are a victim of the times

    Brown, oh, Billy Brown
    Don't let the stars get you down
    Don't let the waves let you drown

    Brown, oh, Billy Brown
    Gonna pick you up like a paper cup
    Gonna shake the water out of every nook
    Oh, Billy Brown

    Brown, oh, Billy Brown
    Gonna pick you up like a paper cup
    Gonna shake the water out of every nook
    Oh, Billy Brown

    Oh, Billy Brown had lived an ordinary life
    Two kids, a dog and the precautionary wife
    While it was all going accordingly to plan
    Then Billy Brown fell in love with another man Writer/s: Michael Holbrook Penniman
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Amy from Liverpool, United Kingdomluvin this song :):):):)
  • Kalena from Riverton, Uti do love this song and at the concert all the gay guys loved it!
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