“You’re a shadow puppet theatre‬, ‪I’m a fighter going one last bout‬”

“…. file it away somewhere between Sade and the pop sensibility of Dusty, and as Lily sings she’ll ‘teach you satisfaction’ oh yes please

Of course songs come and go on the radio..fodder for the masses as the latest wannabee bores us with their innermost heartache. As if we really care!

But then sometimes a song comes along that doesn’t scream out ‘listen to me!’ And beguiles us with its bittersweet melody and a voice that hasn’t been ‘autotuned’ to death. A voice that has a sense of craft and history.

If this is the future of Australian music we are in safe hands. It’s Billie Reid at his very best. Of course with Roy Martinez on bass and guitar weaving his soulful licks around Lily’s voice, it doesn’t get much better. So file it away somewhere between Sade and the pop sensibility of Dusty, and as Lily sings she’ll ‘teach you satisfaction’ oh yes please.. Give me more.

“You’re a shadow puppet theatre, I’m a fighter going one last bout”

John Young

Lily Artist

‪”My Love”

I’ve been dreaming about you, every time I close my eyes,‬
‪Dreaming about you baby, doesn’t come as no surprise‬
‪When I think of the way you dance around‬
‪I can almost taste you running wild‬
‪If I catch you with both feet on the ground!‬
‪Gonna knock you off them baby, gonna make you twist and shout,‬
‪Gonna wrap my arms around you‬
‪Gonna show you what my LOVE’S all about.‬

‪I’ve been waking lonely baby‬
‪Thoughts of you all through my head‬
‪Shaking off the last of last-night’s DREAMS‬
‪DREAMS that leave me sweating in my bed‬
‪Can YOU here me calling out to you‬
‪As you lay there sleeping all alone‬
‪Is there anything that I can do‬
‪To make YOU come to me girl, to melt the ICE (from) around Y’R HEART,‬
‪To turn Y’R THOUGHTS to me NOW‬
‪To show YOU what my LOVE’S all about‬

‪I can’t get YOU off my MIND‬
‪Every DAY and every NIGHT‬
‪Y’r there in the darkness baby‬
‪Y’r there when I turn on the LIGHT‬
‪Do I really need to be with YOU?‬
‪(Or) Is it just a sex attraction?‬
‪Am I a FOOL or do you feel it too?‬
‪I’m going to start the action‬
‪I’m going to make you throw away your doubts‬
‪& teach you satisfaction‬
‪& show you what my LOVE’S all about‬

‪I’ve been thinking about you‬
‪Every night and every day‬
‪I can smell your perfume honey‬
‪When I think of you that way‬
‪If I ever get to have my way‬
‪You’ll be with me all the time‬
‪All that I really want to say is‬
‪I am going to love you darling‬
‪I am going to sort your feelings out‬
‪You’re a shadow puppet theatre‬
‪I’m a fighter going one last bout‬
‪When I show you what my LOVE’S ALL ABOUT‬

Written by Billie Reid

Lily My Love Cover-Art