"King Billy" as written by and Aaron Freeman Michael Melchiondo....
King Billy
Why don't you invite them up?
I got a word or two to tell them
It's about the situation
A terrible miscommunication

It involves a child of mine
Destined to side with the oppression
King Billy
Let me speak to them
But a bad wire burn the connection
A man fix the problem
It is the only solution

King Billy
I see them birds in flight
Take off in every direction
A thinking man, a feeling man
I will not side with the oppression

King Billy
Why don't you invite them up?
But aim them in the opposite direction
A chance at love attraction
A chance to heal the nation



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"King Billy" as written by Michael Melchiondo Aaron Freeman

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    General CommentQuite clearly the best contradictory reggae song of our generation. I know my version (a combination of fattydg and savingup's contribs) isn't 100% correct, but there's one important line that makes the song for me: line one of verse 4, when our slightly confused rasta changes his mind about whether King Billy should invite anyone up. Also, words that are swallowed or implied should have some parenthesis.

    King Billy, why don't you invite them up?
    I got a word or two to tell them
    (It's) about this situation
    A terrible miscommunication

    It involves a child of mine
    Destined to side with the oppression
    King Billy, let me speak to they
    But a bad wire, burn the connection!
    A man, fix the problem
    It is the only solution

    King Billy, I see them birds in flight
    Take off in every direction
    I'm a thinking man, a feeling man
    I will not side with the oppression

    King Billy, (uh) don't you invite them up
    But aim them in the opposite direction
    A chance at love attraction
    A chance to heal the nation
    808on July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt involves a child of mine,

    Bag-o-wire! Burn the connection!

    Aim them in the opposite direction.

    other than that you did well on the rest.
    I'm very sure I'm correct.
    great backyard crankfest this ep,
    priceless looks on the neighbors faces!
    savingupspendon July 13, 2007   Link

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