Where, where the Hell is Bill?
Where, where the Hell is Bill?
Where, where the Hell is Bill?
Where, where the Hell is Bill?
Well, maybe he went to get a sideways haircut
Maybe he went to get a striped shirt
Maybe he went to get some plastic shoes
Maybe he went to get some funny sunglasses
Well, maybe he went to get an Air Force parka
Maybe he went to get a Vespa scooter
Maybe he went to get a British flag
Maybe he went to go Mod Ska dancing
Well, maybe he went to get a mohawk
And maybe he went to get some gnarly thrash boots
Maybe he went to go ride his skateboard
Maybe he went to see the Circle Jerks



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    General CommentBill used to be in the band. He was always late for practice and was generally unreliable and unpredictable and had many varied interests. The other band members often wondered where the hell Bill was, when it was time for practice and he wasn't there. So they wrote this song about it, speculating where Bill might be and what he might be up to.

    Now Bill works in a health food restaurant in Oregon.
    Martin Van Nostrandon April 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is a fairly simple song. bill is kinda like the lost youth looking for somewhere to fit into. looking for some kinda style to represent him. The underlying theme seems to be that whereever bill is...he is still lost. The line that hits home with me is "maybe he went to get an airforce parka" because im in the airforce. To so many of my friends the airforce IS who they are. i mean sure its a large part of my life...but im still my own person at the end of the day.
    ZoSo914on February 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRight. About some insecure dude in the very early 80s who is looking for a subculture to fit into, or to buy into. Maybe he became a new waver, maybe he became a mod, maybe he became a punk. and CBV is saying yeah, thats nice, nice costume and trendy transportation choice and everything, but where is the person behind all this, BILL? don't let your preferred music subculture tell you who you are
    enjoymywaffleson July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMartin got it right, this is a song about their former drummer, Bill McDonald. He was always late for practice and sometimes didn't show up, so they wrote this song making fun of him.
    The Minutemanon December 15, 2008   Link

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