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"Billy Liar" is the first single released by The Decemberists. Deriving its title from the English novel Billy Liar, the song also references "Nogood Boyo" of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood, and appears to generally talk about a young man's boredom during long summer days. Musically, it has an upbeat, somewhat piano-driven, rather poppy sound.
- "Billy Liar" – 4:08
- "Los Angeles, I'm Yours" – 4:17
- "Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right" – 4:03
- "Sunshine" – 2:23