Billy's leaving today (don't know where he's going).
Holds his head in disgrace (he can't escape the truth).
He knows the price that he's paid.
He admits that it's too late to admit that he's afraid.
Tomorrow comes. Sorrow becomes his soul mate.
The damage is done. The prodigal son is too late.
Old doors are closed but he's always open,
To relive time in his mind.
Oh Billy.

Billy's leaving today (don't know where he's going).
He's got lines on his face (they tell the story of his pain).
He accepts it's his fate.
He admits it took too long to admit that he was wrong.
Tomorrow comes. Sorrow becomes his soul mate.
The damage is done. The prodigal son is too late.
Old doors are closed but he's always open,
To relive time in his mind.
Oh Billy.

Once he was a lover sleeping with another.
Now he's just known as a cheat.
And he wish he'd had a mirror; looked a little clearer.
Seen into the eyes of the weak.
Tomorrow comes. Sorrow becomes his soul mate.
The damage is done. The prodigal son is too late.
Old doors are closed but he's always open,
To relive time in his mind.
Oh Billy.


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    Song Meaningi dont really know the meaning to this song, but i'll take a shot in the dark :]

    Billy's leaving today (don't know where he's going).
    Holds his head in disgrace (he can't escape the truth).
    He knows the price that he's paid.
    He admits that it's too late to admit that he's afraid.

    i think this means he did something terrible, that ruined his happiness, and he knows its wrong and its eating at him just thinking about it.



    Tomorrow comes. Sorrow becomes his soul mate.
    The damage is done. The prodigal son is too late.
    Old doors are closed but he's always open,
    To relive time in his mind.
    Oh Billy.

    i think this means that whats done is done, and he's knows it's too late to fix anything. and everything he once knew is out the window, but he's still open for a new opertunity to find happiness.



    Billy's leaving today (don't know where he's going).
    He's got lines on his face (they tell the story of his pain).
    He accepts it's his fate.
    He admits it took too long to admit that he was wrong.

    i think this means he's just trying to get away from everything and start new. and he accepts that what he did was wrong and life changing, and he knows he is too late to fix his mistake, and maybe admitting it was not a good idea. i think that by admitting it, he may have gotten himself into a bigger mess.



    Tomorrow comes. Sorrow becomes his soul mate.
    The damage is done. The prodigal son is too late.
    Old doors are closed but he's always open,
    To relive time in his mind.
    Oh Billy.

    same thing as before.




    Once he was a lover sleeping with another.
    Now he's just known as a cheat.
    And he wish he'd had a mirror; looked a little clearer.
    Seen into the eyes of the weak.

    i think here, james is saying how billy was a lover to somone, but he was in love with somone else, then everyone ignored the fact his was over-taken by love and called him a cheater. and i think the mirror part is talking about, how billy wishes he knew who he was, cause he forgot who he really was.



    Tomorrow comes. Sorrow becomes his soul mate.
    The damage is done. The prodigal son is too late.
    Old doors are closed but he's always open,
    To relive time in his mind.
    Oh Billy.

    same as before/
    murderscene69on June 29, 2009   Link

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