Homebody

by Bill Jr. Jr.

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1.
I see you, walking around I see you walking around Like you own this town You’re a renaissance man, doing what he can You’re a renaissance man, just doing what he can You roll in and you shoot around, and you’re Holding it down you’re holding it down. You’re in a slam dunk band and standing on your hands You’ve got a half-cut plan, yelling out demands But when the lights went out, they went out And when your lights went out, they really went out And like my morning candle on my table you’re Burnin’ out you’re burnin’ out You’re burnin’ out you’re burnin’ out You’re a renaissance man but you’re holding out You watch the game from bed because you got it figured out But when it’s all dark and you’re all alone you wonder, What you’re about what are you about? What you’re about what are you about?
2.
Blue 04:06
3.
City Limit 06:17
I’m holding out Taking my time ‘Till I make up my mind But I’m all strung out Walking that line And I’m losing time Time... Time... Walk these streets of mine All the neon signs But I don’t know what’s mine So I’m holding out And everything’s fine I’m just losing my mind My mind...
4.
Questions, keep me pacing around, my house all day What happened to you will it happen to me I swear I felt everything, shaking Dancing, with a drink in my hand and a heavy sway Fucked, watching the lights, wash me away I know, nothing ever lasts, but I wish I could stay There’s a rhythm can’t you tell? They’re ringing the bells The colours are changing around you I can’t move forward but maybe through And I’m lying awake thinking about all the things I should and shouldn’t do I hear, it’s nice out there, got that wind in your hair Seems, the sun does shine, a little more on your side Your first, second, third, all in my mind am i falling behind Oh you caught me in a mess once again Waiting on the other end The colours are changing around you I can’t move forward but maybe through And I’m lying awake thinking about all the things I should and shouldn’t do There’s nothing, to do or say, ‘cause nothing’s wrong I’ll see you again one day it won’t be long There’s no going back I guess it’s all gone It’s got a beat can’t you see And it’s beating down on me The colours are changing around you I can’t move forward but maybe through And I’m lying awake thinking about all the things I should and shouldn’t do
5.
Half Hitch 04:47
You shot me one of your famous looks Your arrows fly with precision And like a fish caught on a hook You reel me into submission I took you for some kind of sailor You me for a star A match made in millenial heaven But dreaming will only take you so far Oh these days are numbered So don’t stray too far I’m out again so I come knockin This time it don’t feel the same I had some song I got lost in And you just ran with all that pain Now all the stars are fading for the night And the sailors pulled into port I can’t always tell when I’m right But to me I think we fell a little short Oh we made us a blunder So don’t stray too far I was thinking about you and me Couldn’t settle, couldn’t let it be I was dreamin, of a way, that we might find our way back home… It’s a call to my brothers Alone and scarred These days they are numbered So don’t stray too far
6.
So Long 05:19
With an old teapot made of metal You were looking for somewhere to find and settle down It’s dreamed up, cleaned up classic case Of a twenty eight year old’s escape from town, this goddamn town You’re tired of work, tired of money Tired of friends who just can't seem to see Like a little mouse creeping through the woods You took hold of your life like I knew you would and believed (so long Claire) So long... I come out here I've got some time Things have been easy, been getting by these days (all my days) You know me, I ain’t so subtle But I’m doin’ my best to stay out of trouble I see your mind run and I can feel your edge Your questions and answers feel like some judgement of me Am I crazy, imagining things Or is this just what growing up kind of means? we can do better So long… I'd have followed you But it’s clear that ain’t what you wanted But it's strange after oh so long Not to be needed… By you, by you… You’re the tiniest flower dying in my hand You’re an ice cream cone down in the sand Time it hits you, so will the rain I’m soaking wet now, do you even know what i mean? So long...
7.
The Waves 05:16
I’ve heard it all before In some recurring dream “Boy you’re almost there now” “Just sit back and follow me” I’m tired of all the answers Tired of the way it always seems I wish i was a dancer In the air and out of reach In the air and, out of reach It’s hard to point a finger It’s even harder, to say But the thing I was after Somehow, slipped away Never doing what I should Can’t seem to find the time Help myself if I could Walk a straight line Make a move to get unstuck Sit around it’s all the same Morning time I’m out of luck So i sing this sweet So i sing this sweet So i sing this sweet refrain Living in this town Watching time tick away Oh it’s breaking me down gotta break, break away Like the sun I’ll start again And on that sunny day I know something’s gonna happen I’m gonna find my way And when the dust settles I’ll lament these bygone days And the man I remember Won’t matter, anyway
8.
Run Home 07:03
Want to, go off like some, powder keg But you, so exact Wouldn’t have none of that, would you Bit my tongue shore to shore Made it here but I'm stuck at the door I don’t mind the wind and the rain But i can’t stand losing again (Makes me want to…) Pack up, wave goodbye You know it’s for the best Move on, go off with the rest Can’t wait around, for someone, who doesn’t exist can’t waste, anymore more time on it So can we, reconcile Hand in hand we could walk so many miles But for now, I’ll have to wait I’m so tired it’s too late… Kick back with the same old view The sky is grey and so are you And ain’t it silly ain’t it a crime That I keep hanging on Pack up, wave goodbye You know it’s for the best Move on, go get lost with the rest Can’t wait around, for someone, who just doesn’t exist can’t waste, anymore more time on this

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Bill Jr. Jr.'s third album, Homebody, is lush, rooted in a traditional folk/country sound and pops with modern indie vibes.
Homebody is a collection of songs about wandering, growing and home. It was written during a period of movement between Vancouver, Montreal and Athens, GA.

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released January 26, 2021

Russell Gendron - guitar, vocals
Daniel McNamara - bass
Dan Nettles - electric guitar
Seth Hendershot - drums, backing vocals
Jojo Glidewell - keys
Serena Scibelli and Luca Lombardi - strings
Claire Campbell and Ansley Stewart - backing vocals

Recorded at Chase Park Transduction Studios
Engineered by Drew Vanderberg
Produced and mixed by Daniel McNamara
String arrangements by Daniel McNamara and Dan Nettles
Mastered by CPS Mastering
Songs written by Russell Gendron

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Bill Jr. Jr. Vancouver, British Columbia

Bill Jr. Jr. is a Vancouver based indie-folk band headed by songwriter Russell Gendron. Joined by producer/bassist Daniel McNamara and guitarist Dan Nettles of Kenosha Kid
Bill Jr. Jr.'s autobiographical approach to songs meander, dream like, through feelings of uncertainty and loss, physical neighbourhoods and change.
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