As a distraction from the excitement about tomorrow's gig, can anyone tell me do you think that 'Billy Budd' is really about Billy Mackenzie? I know there is a story/play 'Billy Budd' but I don't think that the song is at all related to it.
I think the lines about 'since I took up with you' and 'now it's 12 years on' and 'I took my job application into town' hark back to the 'William it was really nothing' and 'Heaven knows....' singles.
What is it about? It's a cracking tune anyway.