Billy Liar Song Lyrics

The Decemberists

The Decemberists Her Majesty the Decemberists cover art
sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

Billy Liar's got his hands in his pockets
Staring over at the neighbor's, knickers down.
He's got his knickers down.

So the summer is eternity for you?
Sleeping in until your father's shaking you down
He's shaking you down.

And the mailroom shift gets a real short shrift
As you dole out the packages, no-one seems to want you around
All skulking around.

Let you legs loss on the lino
'Til your sinews spoil
Will you stay here for a while, dear,

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Shanty for the Arethusa
  • 2 Billy Liar
  • 3 Los Angeles, I’m Yours
  • 4 The Gymnast, High Above the Ground
  • 5 The Bachelor and the Bride
  • 6 Song for Myla Goldberg
  • 7 The Soldiering Life
  • 8 Red Right Ankle
  • 9 The Chimbley Sweep
  • 10 I Was Meant for the Stage
  • 11 As I Rise


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 2 in album Her Majesty the Decemberists
    release date: 2003-9-9
    popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:09
    producer: The Decemberists, Larry Crane and Adam Selzer
    engineer: Larry Crane
    composer: Colin Meloy
    lyricist: Colin Meloy

    Album Information

    label: Kill Rock Stars
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 759656037525
    script: Latin