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III

by Billow

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1.
Closed her eyes, held her breath Ran into the world Spent some time there And ran away To the city where a rollercoaster's up in the air A rollercoaster's up in the air She knew she could die But the beauty jumped inside She went for a ride That almost ruined her life What did the town teach me? To drink cheap wine on the bench Why did the town keep me? To turn on its light when it's too dark Do I still feel That I wanna drink that cheap wine with you All the time Closed her eyes, held her breath Ran into the world Spent some time there And ran away To the city where a rollercoaster's up in the air A rollercoaster's up in the air What did the town teach me? To drink cheap wine on the bench Why did the town keep me? To turn on its light when it's too dark Do I still feel That I wanna drink that cheap wine with you All the time And all that rage at herself couldn't stop it And all that rage at herself couldn't stop it And all that rage at herself couldn't stop it And all that rage at herself couldn't stop it What did the town teach me? To drink cheap wine on the bench Why did the town keep me? To turn on its light when it's too dark Do I still feel That I wanna drink that cheap wine with you All the time What did the town teach me? To calm down after sleepless nights Why did the town keep me? To fight for its life when it's too drunk Do I still feel That I wanna die in its arms but not Not tonight, not tonight
2.
You couldn't speak until you were three Then the weird sounds that came out of your mouth Started to transform into full sentences You couldn't speak until you were three Then the weird sounds that came out of your mouth started to transform into full sentences You knew a lot about the other life And the battle flags, rusty coins in the ground Then wrote some songs about her, so romantic Don't you think the trees get tired of standing all the time The rainbow was so beautiful you'd see it in your heart You led her to the garden, walked the foggy streets to the park Bought tickets to see the grey sky with fire roads to ride You started singing and she'd never heard anything like that You should've kissed her but instead you took her out to breakfast Don't you think the trees get tired of standing all the time You couldn't speak until you were three Then the weird sounds that came out of your mouth Started to transform into full sentences You couldn't speak until you were free Then couldn't live without the ghosts you could see And wouldn't drink until you were twenty-three Don't you think the trees get tired of standing all the time The rainbow was so beautiful you'd see it in your heart You led her to the garden, walked the foggy streets to the park Bought tickets to see the grey sky with fire roads to ride You started singing and she'd never heard anything like that You should've kissed her but instead you took her out to breakfast Don't you think the trees get tired of standing all the time The rainbow was so beautiful you'd see it in your heart You led her to the garden, walked the foggy streets to the park Bought tickets to see the grey sky with fire roads to ride You started singing and she'd never heard anything like that You should've kissed her but instead you took her out to breakfast Don't you think the trees get tired of standing all the time
3.
Eighteen 03:20
How crazy do you wanna be How far would you go Just to set us free To set us free You're 18 but so much younger than me Feel like one hundred years old When I talk to you When I talk to you And try to listen to your scene When I am in a car I shoot the signs Just to make sure That I can still aim right When I am in a car I shoot the signs Just to make sure Make sure That I can aim right How angry do you have to be You're waiting for a storm To wash away Old signs of me, of me The city where your heart is beating so loud Noone can hear The gods stole the flood you think is yours The flood you think is yours When I am in a car I shoot the signs Just to make sure That I can still aim right When I am in a car I shoot the signs Just to make sure Make sure That I can aim right When I am in a car I shoot the signs Just to make sure That I can still aim right When I am in a car I shoot the signs Just to make sure Make sure That I can aim right You're not an actor, not a hollywood You live in a funny world you know You're not an actor, not a hollywood You live in a funny world you know You're not an actor, not a hollywood You live in a funny world you know You're not an actor, not a hollywood You live in a funny world you know
4.
Badlands 02:48
You're still on my mind So I guess I'll keep writing songs Look I'm ready for anything Grabbed the wine Ran toward the full moon and couldn't stop But you're still on my mind So I guess I'll keep writing songs It's 12 o'clock I'm ready for anything Grabbed the wine Ran towards the full moon and couldn't stop So I warned her not to get close She lit a cigarette Got undressed So I warned her not to get close She lit a cigarette Got undressed When I see you and if I see you I'll skip this part When I see you and if I see you I'll skip this part So I warned her not to get close She lit a cigarette Got undressed So I warned her not to get close She lit a cigarette Got undressed When I see you and if I see you I'll skip this part When I see you and if I see you I'll skip this part So I warned her not to get close She lit a cigarette Got undressed So I warned her not to get close She lit a cigarette Got undressed So I warned her not to get close She lit a cigarette Got undressed
5.
Black Dress 03:32
And the fireworks in the back You're dragging him by the hand so drunk In the middle of January The New Year's resolution didn't last The New Year's resolution didn't last When's the real winter gonna come? Black dress on the wooden floor Dirty jokes from your wide lips Prepared stories to make me laugh To get me wild Black dress on the wooden floor Dirty jokes from your wide lips Prepared stories to make me laugh To get me wild Get me wild Wild And the fireworks in the back You're dragging him by the hand so drunk In the middle of january The New Year's resolution didn't last The New Year's resolution didn't last When's the real winter gonna come? Everybody's got something Some go for a run Some stay up late and get into fights Everybody's got something Some go for a run Some stay up late and get into fights Fights Fights Black dress on the wooden floor Dirty jokes from your wide lips Prepared stories to make me laugh To get me wild Black dress on the wooden floor Dirty jokes from your wide lips Prepared stories to make me laugh When you lose your innocence Will you laugh When you wash your pretty hair Will you try How can I know what you're up to There's a century between us When you lose your innocence Will you laugh When you wash your pretty hair Will you try How can I know what you're up to There's a century between us Black dress on the wooden floor Dirty jokes from your wide lips Prepared stories to make me laugh To get me wild Black dress on the wooden floor Dirty jokes from your wide lips Prepared stories to make me laugh To get me wild To get me wild
6.
Coincidences 03:56
Couldn't send you a message Space got frustrating I stared at the tv turned off Listened to a radio that wasn't on Let's leave it a hit-and-miss affair You've woken up the better part of me That's what I've been waiting for Having a heart attack i think Saw myself in a dream Got on a train, people drinking Canned beer next to me I stared out a window all night Waved goodbye to people I'd never seen Knew you'd never come back again Been waiting for the whole town to start moving To relate to, to relate to, to relate to Been waiting for the whole town to start moving To relate to, to relate to, to relate to You've woken up the better part of me That's what i've been waiting for Having a heart attack I think Saw myself in a dream I've given up organizing my thoughts I'd better move on before It gets out of control and I Collapse on the floor There were some coincidences Hollow bodies in the night There were some coincidences Hollow bodies in the night There were some coincidences Hollow bodies in the night There were some coincidences Hollow bodies in the night Fought with demons to save my memory Not to go astray or lose my mind I begged for more love though I think I did have quite enough You've woken up the better part of me That's what I've been waiting for Having a heart attack I think Saw myself in a dream
7.
Girls 03:06
There were some girls around me But they disappeared as you did I'm lost in the city and you're part of it I'm lost in the city and you're part of it Hiding around the corner with the black sunglasses Had to spend some time here But you never really found me I'm stuck in the city and you're part of it I'm stuck in the city and you're part of it Hiding around the corner with the black sunglasses And now I sing to the mountains And you lived in the village nearby And now I sing to the mountains And you lived in the village nearby I've been waiting way too long You've changed your name You're in a fight with the world I've been waiting way too long You've changed your name You're in a fight with the world I've been waiting way too long You've changed your name You're in a fight with the world I've been waiting way too long You've changed your name You're in a fight with the world
8.
You say I'm everywhere You say i'm everywhere You say i'm everywhere I heard you're moving Moving far away from the troubles From the troubles I heard you're moving Moving far away from the troubles From the troubles That won't let you sleep That won't let you sleep They're too deep Now you're gonna live Somewhere near the waterfalls That won't let you sleep The sound is hunting you down Is there anything you miss, my girl I'll give you anything you want Do you think it's time to go To set off for another road Are there tall conifers near your home And big windows to watch snow fall Frozen lakes and liquor stores To make you smile and warm Now you're gonna live Somewhere near the waterfalls That won't let you sleep The sound is hunting you down Is there anything you miss, my girl I'll give you anything you want Do you think it's time to go To set off for another road Are there tall conifers near your home And big windows to watch snow fall Frozen lakes and a liquor stores To make you smile and warm Now you're gonna live Somewhere near the waterfalls Now you're gonna live Somewhere near the waterfalls Now you're gonna live Somewhere near the waterfalls Now you're gonna live Somewhere near the waterfalls
9.
(blank) 01:01
I'm closer to your stories than I've ever been to And I don't know if I've got so much energy inside That I've made you cry a few times Is it the talk or is it the eyes?
10.
Forgot the century Closed myself in a room With fire to make my hair shine red With fire to make my hair shine red I couldn't recognize the yellow heart-shaped leaves I'd learn the language that you, that you speak But where's the world that you live in, live in Forgot the words in the middle of the talk So instead I went for a midnight walk How can I get back into the world i live in, live in, Losing the time in here I'm in the world you'll never be With fire to make my hair shine red With fire to make my soul burn dead I couldn't recognize the yellow heart-shaped leaves I'd learn the language that you, that you speak But where's the world that you live in, live in Forgot the words in the middle of the talk So instead I went for a midnight walk How can I get back into the world i live in, live in You'll touch the blue sky, storms and ocean's heart Just like waves far away from home You'll touch the blue sky, storms and ocean's heart Just like waves far away from home You'll touch the blue sky, storms and ocean's heart Just like waves far away from home You'll touch the blue sky, storms and ocean's heart Just like waves far away from home I couldn't recognize the yellow heart-shaped leaves I'd learn the language that you, that you speak But where's the world that you live in, live in

about

all songs written by Billow
produced by Billow
released by Z Tapes

Lenka Zborilova - vocals, lyrics
Jakub Zboril - guitars
Vojtech Vesely - guitars, synths

Recorded by Billow (January-September 2020)

Lenka, Jakub and Vojtech have been based in a small Czech town Veseli nad Moravu for the past three years. Since then they've released two acclaimed albums on Slovakian label Z Tapes, but mainly they've found peace and silence for writing and recording songs in the foothills of the Carpathian mountains.

Although their DIY philosophy hasn't changed, there is an apparent shift in sound on their new record 'III'. While the fragile lo-fi debut 'Maps' aimed to reveal as little as possible and the following album 'Seascape' was carried on the wave of lo-fi indie rock, on its third album Billow become more open to pop music, though the overall mood of the album remains dark.

The main theme of the album is 'missing persons'. "The songs were written about people - family, friends or just inhabitants of our hometown that we have lost or who have disappeared recently," says the singer Lenka Zborilova.

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released November 10, 2020

ZT164 ~ Z Tapes Records ~ 2020

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Billow Veselí Nad Moravou, Czechia

Lenka, Jakub, Vojta. Label: Z Tapes. Veseli nad Moravou/Prague. Dream pop/indie.

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