selection of power pop cvr
BILL LLOYD
A SELECTION OF POWER POP 1985-2020
15 SONGS
LYRICS AND CREDITS 
1 THIS VERY SECOND
Marc Owens: drums  Byron House: bass guitar
Bill: guitars, keys and vocals
Recorded by Marc & Bill at High Street Studios
Bowling Green, KY. on a one inch 8-track
Mixed by Rick Will at MTM studio Nashville
 
This Very Second
 
V1
You, she said, are like an unmade bed
One big mess that’s always calling
I might be what you refuse to see
Just one guess, then who will fall in line
 
CH
This Very Second I fell in line
This Very Second I’m falling
I’m in love
I’m in love with you
 
V2
You refuse to let me win or lose
No time out, no time remaining
I take threats like unplaced bets
No one gets around to claiming who
 
CH#2
This Very Second  I’m naming you
This Very Second I’m claiming
I’m in love
I’m in love with you
 
BR
I’m not sure about yesterday
I’m not sure about how or why I stay
and I’m not too sure about what’s in store
I’m only sure about now
I’m only sure about  Now
 
V3
You, she said, are like an unmade bed
One big mess but always fetching
She insists it must go on like this
I confess this fever’s catching on
 
CH#3
This Very Second  it’s catching on
This Very Second we’re matching
Wrong or right
 I think I’m in love with you
 
I’m in love...
 
Bill Lloyd (BMI) Universal/Kung-Fu Grip
 
 
2  NOTHING COMES CLOSE
Marc Owens: drums 
Bill: guitars, bass & vox.
Recorded by Marc & Bill at High Street Studios
Bowling Green, KY. on a one inch 8-track
Mixed by Rick Will at MTM studio Nashville
 
 
Nothing Comes Close
 
V1 
I’ve got a rage for this machine
that’s keeping me out of heaven
But that’s the way that it goes
When Nothing Comes Close
 
V2
I’ve gotta’ face this sight unseen
that’s keeping me out of trouble
Just when I wanted it most
Then Nothing Comes Close
 
BR
All the clues point back to back
we break each code at random
Like mirrors we can stand them
end to end..Let it go again
 
V3
I’ve gotta’ track this circle back
around to where it started
Love in one lethal dose
But Nothing Comes Close
 
 
Bill Lloyd (BMI) Universal/Kung-Fu Grip
 
 
 
3 LISA ANNE
Marc Owens: drums Bill: guitars, bass, mandolin & vox
Diana Haig bgvs (overdubbed by Mike McCarthy)
Recorded at MTM by Rick Will except 
overdubbed drums by Marc Owens. Rick Will mixed
 
Lisa Anne
 
V1
Here’s my reply Dear Lisa Anne
How can I make you understand
I let you slip right through my hands
Oh Lisa Anne
V2
Remember when you left me behind
I was in love and love is blind
I nearly went out of my mind
My Lisa Anne
 
channel #1
There’s nothin’ left for me to do
All that I wanted left with you
I’ve got a whole in my life
the size of your apartment
 
CH
Oh, Lisa Anne is this the end?
Oh, Lisa Anne be mine again
 
V3
I admit I took a wrong turn
Love is a lesson we must learn
Love left my heart.. I felt it burn
my Lisa Anne
V4
I overheard you said that you’d doubt
I’d stick around and stick it out
That’s when I knew what you’re about
Oh, Lisa Anne
 
channel #2
There’s nothin’ left for me to say
How could you turn and walk away
I’ve got a whole in my heart the size of your jacuzzi (babe)
 
Ch  (repeat chorus)
 
BR
All I wants a simple answer.. take a chance
Your future is at stake.. it’s not too late
 
Ch  (repeat chorus)
 
 
Bill Lloyd (BMI) Universal/Kung-Fu Grip
 
 
4 THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Jody Stephens : drums Rick Clark: bass
Bill: guitars and vox.
Recorded and mixed by John Hampton@ Ardent Studio Memphis, TN.
 
The Man Who Knew Too Much
 
V1
You started calling Monday
I let it ring 'til Friday night
I didn't wanna' face it
The chance that you were probably right
 
CH
I was The Man Who Knew Too Much
I was proof nobody wants the truth when it comes to love
I was the Man Who Knew Too Much
Everytime you tried to change my mind
My mind was made up
Yeah, I.. I was The Man Who Knew Too Much
 
V2
I never felt this helpless
I had the answers for so long
I used to be so fearless I never dreamed that I was wrong
 
CH#2
I was The Man Who Knew Too Much
So headstrong 'til one day I found you gone,and I ran out of luck
Yeah, I.. I was The Man Who Knew Too Much
I was proud, I was beyond a doubt the man most out of touch
I .. I was The Man Who Knew Too Much
 
SOLO
 
CH
I was The Man Who Knew Too Much
I was proof nobody wants the truth when it comes to love
I was the Man Who Knew Too Much
Everytime you tried to change my mind
My mind was made up
Yeah, I.. I was The Man Who Knew Too Much
 
(Written by Bill Lloyd- Marshall Crenshaw)
(SONY/ Okay Then (BMI) & BMG Platinum Songs (BMI)
All Rights Administered By BMG Rights Management (US) LLC )
 
5 ALRIGHT
Jody Stephens : drums Rick Clark: bass
Bill: guitars and vox.
Recorded and mixed by John Hampton@ Ardent Studio Memphis, TN.
 
Alright
 
V1
Love born out of trial and error
Sometimes it just takes forever to see 
what's right in front of me
Love sure takes alot of practice
So hard and the simple fact is that I 
don't always know why I try
 
CH
But it came out  Alright Alright
It came out Alright this time
Alright Alright 
It came out alright this time
 
V2
Love hits and your heart denies it
Sometime you don't recognize it at all
it's like a long-distance call
Love quits when you least expect it
Sometimes you get disconnected and then
you get connected again
 
CH
But it came out Alright Alright
It came out Alright this time
Alright Alright It came out alright this time
 
BR
It's a glorious struggle 
I looked it over held it up to the light
I checked it out and this time it came out Alright
(solo)
(Repeat Chorus x 2)
 
Bill Lloyd  (UNIVERSAL/Kung Fu Grip Music) BMI
 
 
6 THIS IS THE WAY
Dennis Diken : drums  Tom Petersson: 12-string bass
Organ: Al Kooper Bgvs: Amy Rigby & Cindy Bullens
Basic tracks record by Scott Baggett at Battery
Overdubs at Def Heffer (home) & Al at Re-Kooped Studio
Mixed by Scott & Bill at Electric Sandbox Nashville, TN. 
 
This Is the Way
 
V1
You say you're so tired
of empty promises
You're feeling stuck and
it's like paralysis
You say you need to escape, well
This Is the Way
 
V2
This string of dark days
You just wanna' flush it
You need a dream so
real you can touch it
C'mon before it's too late
This Is the Way
 
CH
This Is the Way (this is the way)
This is the road we're supposed to take
You gotta' trust what I say
This Is the Way
 
V3
I got a gameplan..
and I believe in it
You wanna' diagram
that is immediate
I know you don't wanna' wait, well
This Is the Way
 
(solo over verse)    
(repeat chorus)
 
 
Bill Lloyd (BMI) Warner-Tamerlane/Def Heffer Music
 
 
7 KISSED YOUR SISTER
Marc Owens: drums Bill: guitars, bass, keys & vox
Marc recorded drums at High Street Studio BGKY
Bill did overdubs at Def Heffer and mixed at home
 
Kissed Your Sister
 
V1
Now out of all those memories
that keep coming back to me
I get one that reappears
nearly every seven years
It dates from the seventies
From the middle of my teens
How I could not resist her
the night I Kissed Your Sister
 
BR
The kiss.. it wasn’t bad
Maybe the first real kiss I had
Must be the reason it remains
in that corner of my brain
 
V2
These days she’s rarely on my mind
Just once a year at Christmas time
But it’s been bugging me for days
and I can’t make it go away
Despite the years of therapy
I get unwanted memories
that pop up like a blister
like the time I Kissed Your Sister
 
BR #2
The kiss was in the stands
and in full view of the fans
at the finals of the tournament
we had no shame but that was then
 
V3
Now if the time should ever come
you feel you need to tell someone
Don’t go telling her I miss her
It’s just a memory
Somehow it stuck with me
Like that song by Mister Mister
Or that game of Naked Twister
It was the time I Kissed Your Sister
 
Bill Lloyd (BMI) Bill Lloyd Music admin. BMG/Chrysalis
 
 
8 DIAL NINE
Marc Owens: drums Bill: guitars, bass & vox
Marc recorded drums at High Street Studio BGKY
Bill did overdubs at Def Heffer and Scott Baggett mixed at Electric Sandbox
 
Dial Nine
 
V1
My guess? You’re stressed More than you can stand
Everything you planned   Lost in the shuffle
No win Shut in Locked behind your door
Show me now you’re more than a piece of the puzzle
 
CH#1
Don’t take the long way ‘round
Don’t let it get you down
Dial Nine Dial Nine Dial Nine   to get out
 
V2
Air tight Stage fright Fighting for your breath
Don’t wait to confess the way that you’re feeling
Last gasp break glass in emergency
Defy gravity head for the ceiling
 
CH#2
Make your escape right now
I’m gonna’ tell you how
Dial Nine Dial Nine Dial Nine to get out
 
BR
It always happens in an instant
You pick the time you pick the place
It’s gonna’ wear down your resistance
in a hundred different ways
 
CH#3
Make your escape right now
I’m gonna’ tell you how
Dial Nine Dial Nine Dial Nine  to get out
 
Bill Lloyd Music (BMI) admin. By. BMG/Chrysalis
 
9 BETTER LEFT ALONE
Dennis Diken: drums All other instruments Bill & Jamie
Record by Jamie Hoover at Hooverama/Liquid Studio Charlotte,NC
And Bill at Def Heffer Nashville
Mixed by Jamie and Bill at Hooverama
 
Better Left Alone
 
Same sad song day after day
You play along That’s the choice you made
There’s a better world than the one you know
Once you decide she’s Better Left Alone
 
I ‘ve been in those shoes before...
walking the same stray line
She’s gonna’ lead you straight to nowhere
Where your dreams run dry
 
You still hope she's here to stay
When you turn around she'll have turned away
That heart of hers is a heart of stone
And one thing's for sure, she's
Better Left Alone
 
I once fell in love with that face she wore
She fooled me with those eyes.
Then I found out that she wore another....
that one telling lies
 
(solo)
 
All with a magic wave of her hand
no reason just rhyme
Without a warning, she'll wish you gone
and you'll be wondering why
 
Better run Yeah, you better hide
Yeah, you better go You’ve run out of time
You’re better off just to let her go
You'll be better off, she's...
Better Left Alone
 
'Cos there's one thing I know, she's
Better Left Alone
 
 
Bill Lloyd & Jamie Hoover
(BMI) Bill Lloyd Music admin. BMG/Chrysalis
Snowzer Music admin. BMG/Chrysalis
 
10 THE BEST RECORD EVER MADE
Drums, bass guitars, vocals and whatever played and sung by Bill
Recorded and mixed by Jamie Hoover at Hooverama
The Best Record Ever Made
 
CH Naaa-na-na-na-na na  Naa-Naa Naa-Naa X 2
V1
The Best Record Ever Made
Forced you to jump up out of your chair
Swing your arms around like a maniac,
Play the guitar. Grow your hair.
The Best Record Ever Made Made you want to turn up to ten
And then you’d play it over and over  and over again
You’d never want it to ( end )
CH  (repeat CH)
V2
The Best Record Ever Made Made 
you feel like life was a breeze
The world might  get cold  But you were climate controlled
in a song set at sixty-eight degrees
Sixty eight or sixty nine 
Those years weren’t just a moment in time
Cos’ I can go back in snap to a feeling sublime
When I start singing..
CH  (repeat CH)
BR
And when the needle started making 
it’s way  back to the middle
and I’m lying there in my bed
If I still hear the song in my head even after the fade..
it was The Best Record Ever Made
 
INST BIT/BREAKDOWN
 
V3
The Best Record Ever Made Made 
me feel like life is a song
And it might be fun if I could write one of  my own..
so I could sing along
 
CH  Nana out
 
Bill Lloyd (BMI) Fourel Songs admin. BMG/Chrysalis
 
11 I WENT ELECTRIC (remake 2014)
Drums, bass guitars, vocals and whatever played and sung by Bill
Recorded and mixed by Jonathan Bright at JB’s Shack of Rock Nashville, TN. 

 

I Went Electric

V1
Nothing seemed to change for days on end 
Repetition was my only friend I was 
In a coma in the middle of the road 
Until you hit me like a lightning bolt
 
CH
I Went Electric
when I first laid eyes on you 
And you kept turnin' up the juice 
‘til my fuses blew
And like a power surge,
I felt the kick
I Went Electric
 
V2
Love was like a doctor's waiting room
A Muzak version of your favorite tune 
Until the real thing finally came along
You flipped my switch an all my lights came on
 
CH (Repeat Chorus)
 
BR
You send a current up and down my spine
I feel a little bit like Frankenstein
It seems to happen every single time 
we kiss .. Electric!
 

CH (Repeat Chorus)

 

Bill Lloyd (BMI) SONY/Okay Then

 

 

 

12 OUT OF THE PICTURE (remake 2014)
Drums: Marc Owens Bass: Byron House
Electric Guitar: Kyle Frederic Bill: the rest..electric guitars, vocals
Mostly recorded at High Street Studios Bowling Green, KY. 
With vocal overdubs at JB’s Shack of Rock
Mixed by Jonathan Bright at JB’s Shack of Rock Nashville, TN.
 
Out of the Picture
 
V1    
I want you out of sight.. out of mind
The story never fit the headline
I've been too long in this dark room
Now I'm looking straight into the light
Here's the news
It's flashing in my face  You're
 
CH
Out of the Picture  Out of the Picture
 
V2
You'd think that I might feel the difference
You're no longer in my frame of reference
So, I finally got a close-up
Now I see the world in black and white
Does the camera ever lie? You're fading
 
CH  (Repeat Chorus)
 
BR
Like a mirage in the heat
You completely disappeared
as I got focused
Left me squirming in my seat
screaming louder than a plague of locusts
So, buenos noches  How does it feel?
Sayonara  How does it feel to be
 
CH  (Repeat Chorus)
 
Bill Lloyd (BMI) (Universal/Kung-Fu Grip Music)   BMI
 
 
13 INDUBITABLY 
(live in the studio with The Tallymen)
Drums: Keith Brogdon  Bass: Mike Vargo
Lead guitar: Pat Buchanan Electric guitar/vocals: Bill
Background vocals: Jonathan Bright
Recorded at Blackbird Studio Nashville, TN. By David Thoener
And the class of Blackbird Adacamy
Mixed by Jonathan Bright at JB’s Shack of Rock
 

Indubitably 

Every time you question me 
The answer should be plain to see 
Do I love you eternally? 
In-dub-it
In-dub-it In-dub-it-ab-ly 
When you look at me across the couch 
With eyes that still hold shreds of doubt 
Don’t I always reassure my sweet? 
In-dub-it
In-dub-it In-dub-it-ab-ly 
Indubitably
That’s one more step past what is obviously 
A trusted fact that is undoubtedly
Five syllables worth of reality 
Every time you’re in the dark
It’s like you’re reaching for a question mark 
Is this love something that we should keep? 
In-dub-it
In-dub-it
In-dub-it-ab-ly 
Indubitably
That’s one more step past what is obviously 
A trusted fact that is undoubtedly
Five syllables worth of reality 
Every time that you question me 
The answer should be plain to see 
Do I love you eternally?

In-dub-it In-dub-it In-dub-it 
In-dub-it In-dub-it 
In-dub-it In-dub-it-ab-ly 

 

Bill Lloyd (BMI) Fourel Music admin. By BMG/Chrysalis 

 

14 UNDONE
Drums: Brad Pemberton  Bass: Mike Vargo
Guitars and vocals: Bill 
Recorded at The Sound Emporium by Scott Baggett
Mixed by Scott at Jungle Room East
 
Undone
 
V1
I shot my mouth off 
before my brain was loaded 
the words flew past my lips and 
then the room exploded 
Such a wicked muscle the human tongue
break a heart so fast
it cannot be undone
it cannot be undone
 
V2
Every party is a passion play 
You crucify someone and
then you walk away
Every battle 
that you think you won 
It’s history now
it cannot be undone
it cannot be undone
 
BR
Broken glass can't be pieced back together 
When you lose the past You can fall forever
 
V3
I burned my bridges with kerosene 
Now I got no way to go back
Back to where I’ve been
I want to go out walking 
in the summer sun 
Find a love so strong that
it cannot be undone
it cannot be undone
it cannot be undone
 
Bill Lloyd/David Surface
Fourel Songs Admin. BMG/Chrysalis (BMI) and Angel On My Table Music (BMI)
 
 
15 MISTAKES WERE MADE
(Rosenstein remix 2021)
Drums, bass, guitars, keys and vocals: Bill
Drums and some guitars recorded by Marc Owens at High Street Studio
and the rest by Glenn Rosenstein at his home base
Originally released on Boy King of Tokyo cd 2012 but remixed for 
A Selection of Power Pop 15 Songs in by Glenn Rosenstein
At Fame B Studio Muscle Shoals, AL. 2021
 
Mistakes Were Made
 
CH
Mistakes Were Made  That’s all I can say 
Instead of drowning in the details
I do my best to let ‘em float away
And at the end of the day
Forgive myself and head for higher ground 
Mistakes Were Made.. (don’t look down)
 
V1
I could easily hate myself for an eternity 
Over all the things I wished I’d never said 
But that’s just one more layer of stupidity 
I’ll try and strip away before I’m dead
 
CH repeat chorus
 
V2
The guilty parties rage until the morning 
When sleepless eyes roll back into their skulls
I led the pack until someone gave a warning 
“(Hey) Don’t leave it up to me to check your pulse” 
Just play guitar..
 
V3
Learning how to love me can’t be easy
At least that’s what I’ve learned to tell myself 
But to find the truest path around this misery 
I’ll learn to love like I’m somebody else
 
CH #3
Mistakes were made  That’s all I can say 
Instead of drowning in the details
I do my best to let ‘em float away. Hey, it’s okay
Just forgive yourself and head for higher ground 
Mistakes are made But don’t look down 
Mistakes Were Made..don’t look down
 
Bill Lloyd Fourel Songs BMI administered by BMG/Chrysallis