Billington Sea

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released January 31, 2015

All songs written and recorded by Billington Sea (Jake Hill & Hayley Sabella) at Anchour Studio.

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Billington Sea plymouth, Massachusetts

A spellbinding blend of rootsy folk with country undertones, Billington Sea’s self-titled EP delivers an atmospheric debut drawing from the sensible musicality of Hayley Sabella threaded with the raw lyrical style of songwriting storyteller Jake Hill.

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Track Name: Ladder Song
I've been on the ladder all day
I prefer the ground but the ladder pays
Legs are burning, tempers turning
I've been on the ladder all day

I've been swinging the hammer all day
I prefer the rod but the hammer pays
Toes gettin' cold, I miss home
I've been swinging the hammer all day

Chorus
Rain or shine, it's working time
Plant me a penny, try to grow a dime
Turn the soil over so the roots can breathe
One day we'll grow us a money tree

I've been diggin' them footin's all day
I prefer to be digging the foreman's grave
When I'm stallin', boss man's hollerin'
I've been diggin' them footin's all day

I've been working since I could stand
Just to bury my bones on my own land
Ain't that funny, another American dummy
I've been working since I could stand
Track Name: Red Tailed Romance
I won't let my heart ache, no not tonight I won't
And my hands won't shake on the way home
Golden rod and Queen Anne's Lace
On a late summer wildflower road

I wouldn't call it grieving, 'cause we're all
Hanging in here fingers blueberry stained
The sweetness of the fruit, and the bit of those too young
On a late summer wildflower road

Chorus
Red tailed romance, the chicken does the duck dance
Disguising himself as prey
Pray tell me, does the sheep's wool
Grow white with worry

I wouldn't say you'd miss me, 'cause I didn't leave too quick
And I shook the storm while you were gone
You can call me Harriet and I'll call you tomorrow
Further on this wildflower road

Chorus

Bridge
Half of us love the other when we've blown our cover
Track Name: Goodbye Old Friend
It was last summer's end
And you weren't fairing well
It was life on the fringe
It was a curve in your smile

You had a kind word for me
In the places I'd ramble
You told me life is a bluff
And living is the gamble

Chorus
Goodbye Old friend
I'll see you in the morning

Well I sat on a raindrop
And the lamp is still broken
There's no harm in trying
There's no shame in hoping

I took a ride passed your house
There was a fire in the stove
I could see the smoke coming
From way on down the road

Chorus

In that old picture there
I bought at your store
When we played our old songs
To the friends that wanted more

And the stories they told me
From when you were my age
Made me happy as a rabbit
When the hawk flies away

Chorus
Track Name: Let It Pass
What are we gonna do
Mr. American Flag
Mr. Diamond on your Finger

What are we gonna say
Mrs. Top Shelf Education
Mrs. Never Knew You Knew Her

Chorus

Is this just why I left the window open
So the storm could ride in on our mothers back
We'll step inside and first find the pantry
So we can bake a cake and let it pass

Where are we gonna run
When the road leads to the ocean
When the road leads you to screaming

Where are we gonna live
When hills are full of padlocks
And the paddock is your eatin'

Chorus

What are we gonna sing
My friends from the barroom
My friends all married singers

What are we gonna leave
Some leave a beautiful mess
And some just leave their dinners

Chorus
Track Name: Go Away
I'm taking all the things you said
And I'm putting them up on the shelf
I took those flowery words you said
And I'm putting them up on the shelf

'Cause I've not got the space
I've not got the space up in my mind
No I don't have a place
I've not got a place for you inside

Chorus

So go away
Kindly go away

Spacing out the pillows just so
To fill up my bed
Spacing up the drinks just so
To fill up my head

Cause I can't find the time
Can't find the time in everyday
And I can't find my place
I can't find my grace along the way

Chorus

Bridge

Put your hands out in the dirt
And weed me right out of your garden
And I'll do the same, I'll do the same damn thing

I'm taking all the things you said
And I'm putting them up on the shelf
Spacing out the drinks just so
To fill up my head

Cause I've not got the space
I've not got the space up in my mind
And I can't find my place
Can't find my grace along the way

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