"Bill Wilson" as written by and Joseph Lyburn Arthur....
All my junky friends are getting straight jobs
Trading in their hearts for second place
Everybody on this planet is lost
I feel like Bill Wilson broke my legs
Oh my darling how come you look nervous
Is it cause my lips are turning blue
I can tell that you don't think I'm worthless
I wish i could think the way you do.

I don't want to party anymore than i have
I just want to make it in your world

Make it in your world.
Everyone says i should get a sponsor
Someone I can call on everyday
Tell him everything that I've been thinking
Throw my poison flower on his grave
It's been so long since I've made a meeting
Cause they always say the same thing twice.
I guess I would rather just be myself.
Instead of always trying to get nice

In this room the wheelchairs are on fire
People here are made of ice and salt
Raising hands in brave communication
Breaking over what the public thought
After ward we count our time like money
Holding hands in circles made of prayer
When your with them you feel like your family
But when your gone It's like you were never there

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"Bill Wilson" as written by Joseph Lyburn Arthur

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    General CommentBill Wilson was one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, and this song documents the narrator's own struggles with abstinence from alcohol (and drugs). While the narrator wants to make it in the straight world and acknowledges the value of being able to do that, he is also critical of a life devoid of passion and emotion that seems to be the end result of the people around him who have managed to stay sober, to the point of referring to AA members as being "made of ice and salt" (which conjures up the image of an alcoholic drink, minus the alcohol).

    Many references are made to the 12-step AA program. A "sponsor" is a fellow alcoholic who is further along in the program than a new member; the meetings where they "say the same thing twice" refer to when a new person stands up and says "my name is [name]", and the other members reply back, "hi, [name]". The "count" of time refers to how each member tells the group how long they've gone without a drink, and the "circles made of prayer" refers to the "Serenity Prayer" that is usually recited by the group at each meeting.
    jaysthenameon December 10, 2007   Link

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