Billy Talent



Billy Talent

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Mississauga, Canada
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Billy Talent is a Juno Award-winning Canadian rock band formed in 1993. They performed and recorded together for about a decade before finding a wide mainstream following. Originally called Pezz, the group originates from Streetsville, in Mississauga, Ontario, but now hail from Toronto, Ontario. The name is inspired by a character named "Billy Tallent" in the 1993 book "Hard Core Logo" by Michael Turner (filmed in 1996) and it has been the name of the band since 2001, after a dispute with the American Pezz.
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The lyrics shown here at the time of this post have some errors I think. I submitted a possible correction.

I think that the expression "February winds" is a metaphor for a capricious force. It might be in your favor one moment and against you the next.

The song touches on ideals of empathy and global community. Perhaps suggesting that we should focus on what we all have in common.

It feels like there might be a little contempt for Western culture in general. We have it easy here. We've also been lost lately, and clearly, empathy seems to be in shorter supply than perhaps it once was. The line "Another tragedy has set the scene for conscience to be revealed" might be a reference to the prevalence of virtue signaling. Or, it could be talking about a call to action - as in, now's the time to follow your conscience.

The line "we are the refugees, divided we'll survive on hope" is saying that, although we tend to think about people from 3rd world countries when we think of refugees, it's actually us who are refugees. Expatriates of a world where compassion and decency are held in the highest regard. But for now, we have hope, and that will get us through.

He is urging us to open our hearts and take action to give the people who need some help a second chance. And yes, sometimes it might not make perfect economic sense, but you should do it for love.

The references to February winds, and the line "the message that we send will come back in the end" are a warning. We have it good now, but things can change quickly. If we are empathetic and compassionate towards those who need it now, maybe we'll be treated the same way in our time of need. If we disregard those who need us now, they will not be there for us when the winds change.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Afraid of Heights

Afraid of Heights

Billy Talent July 29, 2016

20 Tracks

Afraid of Heights (Deluxe Version)

Afraid of Heights (Deluxe Version)

Billy Talent July 29, 2016

20 Tracks

Billy Talent Hits

Billy Talent Hits

Billy Talent November 24, 2014

14 Tracks

Hits

Hits

Billy Talent November 4, 2014

14 Tracks

Billy Talent - 10th Anniversary Edition

Billy Talent - 10th Anniversary Edition

Billy Talent November 25, 2013

24 Tracks

Billy Talent - 10th Anniversary Rarities

Billy Talent - 10th Anniversary Rarities

Billy Talent November 25, 2013

12 Tracks

Dead Silence

Dead Silence

Billy Talent September 11, 2012

14 Tracks

Billy Talent III [Special Edition]

Billy Talent III [Special Edition]

Billy Talent September 22, 2009

14 Tracks

Billy Talent III

Billy Talent III

Billy Talent July 10, 2009

11 Tracks

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