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Alan G. – My Name Is Billy lyrics
Officer, I swear that I’m licensed to drive
Flyin’ down the freeway breakneck fast, an’
Officer, I swear that I’m legal, no lie
But lookin’ guilty is the role I’m cast in

They say my truck and my life are a wreck
All the cops in town know my reputation
Everybody thinks that I’m goin’ to heck
Everybody thinks I’m beyond salvation

I’m no scoundrel sir
That’s just what you heard

My name is Billy, and I don’t believe in bein’ good
That’s what they say cuz I don’t act the way they think I should
They shake their heads cuz I live a life that breaks the mold
Callin’ me wicked but I’m not, I’m just 16 years old
But I guess someone’s gotta wear the black hat
My name is Billy, I’m bad, bad, bad, bad

Principal, I swear I’m not tryin’ to brag
And you’re the kind of guy that I admire
Yeah I was makin’ out in chemistry lab
But I wasn’t there when it caught on fire

‘K, that was me, but you ain’t got the facts
Really didn’t mean to burn down the school, yeah
Kids startin’ crazy rumors behind my back
I’m the one they say is a troubled fool, But

How they judge is strange
They want me to change

My name is Billy, and I don’t believe in bein’ good
That’s what they say cuz I don’t act they way they think I should
Don’t tell me nothin’ ‘bout the laws or what you ‘xpect of me
I’m just a boy who knows things aren’t always what they seem
But I guess someone’s gotta wear the black hat
My name is Billy, I’m bad, bad, bad, bad

Reverend, I swear there ain’t no need to fear
Clearly you can see my heart’s in the right place
I’m sure they warned you this would be kinda queer
Like chattin’ up the devil face to face

But let me tell ya somethin’ – You have been played
I’m a good boy, really deep down I am
People say mean things when they are afraid
Lyin’ when they just don’t understand, Some

Folks just don’t feel strong
‘Til they call someone wrong
They need an enemy
It might as well be me

My name is Billy, and I don’t believe in bein’ good
That’s what they say cuz I don’t act the way they think I should
They shake their heads cuz I live a life that breaks the mold
Callin’ me wicked but I’m not, I’m just 16 years old
But I guess someone’s gotta wear the black hat
My name is Billy, I’m bad, bad, bad, bad

My name is Billy, and I don’t believe in bein’ good
That’s what they say cuz I don’t act they way they think I should
Don’t tell me nothin’ ‘bout the laws or what you ‘xpect of me
I’m just a boy who knows things aren’t always what they seem
But I guess someone’s gotta wear the black hat
My name is Billy, I’m bad, bad, bad, bad

Things ain’t always what they seem Bad, bad, bad, bad
But for now, I’ll be Bad, bad, bad, bad
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