All I've Got
Music’s darkest glories can be found, conceptually, in the lacerated disorder of emotion. From the bones of misery comes uninhibited self deprecation acted out by assorted protagonists in cameo lyrical snapshot roles representing the author at their very lowest. Such affected heartache claws all of us in turn thanks to our effrontery for intimacy. Consistently unguarded when at our weakest brings its fair share of wounding which is perfect subject matter for our most bitter narratives. Billy Liar’s traumatic episodes are documented like emotional postcards in the ragged acoustic folk/punk poetics of his songs. Once again the complexities of ingrained human instinct are at the heart of the matter in the pessimistic love song All I’ve Got, written about wanting to be with someone who is already in a relationship with someone else. Although the personal intricacies of the situation may have been a minefield of harrowing sorrow - the music could never be. His despair is brilliantly tuneful and brimming with an effervescent hop skip jump energy and it’s that, that pairing of adoration and pain, that brings a soaring childlike bewilderment and maybe that’s the beauty here, the true sense of definition. The song is easy to enjoy and feels infinitely warmer than anything else he’s released up to now. It comes with groovy ‘ahh ahh’ harmonies and a chorus so buoyantly countrified it deserves to have a line dance choreographed around it. There is even a great little video of the song where he gets to fall into the arms of all the girls! This is a song that deserves to be heard by everyone for no other reason than that they’d really like it if they did..cos he’s a dedicated follower of passion.