BRM Live on Manchester Radio (Unplugged)

by Billie Ray Martin

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Ronald van Veen
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Ronald van Veen I'm 18 Carat Garbage, parked outside your door.
What a superb line! Favorite track: 18 Carat Garbage (Live).
Gareth Barton
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Gareth Barton My favourite BRM track gets intimate. Favorite track: Imitation Of Life (Live).
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1.
and if it's alright with you I just talk with myself I never was the one to believe in magic and with the light shining down on you you sure look tragic too and if it's alright with you I'll just talk with myself with all the stars so bright and the light shine down and everything glows all around in a wonder world and a perfect town for loving and when it all gets hard and it all gets tough and everything won't be enough we're gonna throw a stone it'll all come true for loving and if you just say where and when then I will be there waiting 'cause I would really love to see you again 'cause with the stars so bright and the light shine down and everything glows all around in a wonder world and a perfect town for loving and when it all gets hard and it all gets tough and everything won't be enough we're gonna throw a stone it'll all come true for loving, yeah with the stars so bright and the light shine down and everything glows all around in a wonder world and a perfect town for loving, yeah and when it all gets hard and it all gets tough and everything won't be enough we're gonna throw a stone it'll all come true for loving, yeah I've seen you passing by and when you caught my eye I thought god, this could be the next big thing and how I wish for your command telling me to hold your hand oh baby let it rain with all the stars so bright and the light shine down and everything glows all around in a wonder world and a perfect town for loving and when it all gets hard and it all gets tough and everything won't be enough we're gonna throw a stone it'll all come true for loving, yeah and if you just say where and when then I will be there waiting 'cause I would really love to see you again because with all the stars so bright and the light shine down and everything glows all around in a wonder world and a perfect town for loving tonight when it all gets hard and it all gets tough and everything won't be enough we're gonna throw a stone it'll all come true for loving, yeah with the stars so bright and the light shine down and everything glows all around in a wonder world and a perfect town for loving, yeah and when it all gets hard and it all gets tough and everything won't be enough we're gonna throw a stone it'll all come true for loving I wanna love you baby I wanna hold you baby I wanna dance for you and give you everything you need and how I wish for your command to make me twirl on your hand oh baby how you make me bleed oh baby don't you know that since I saw you for the first time it has been like living in this dream like a fantasy that just goes on and on forever and it's never real with the stars so bright and the light shine down and everything glows all around in a wonder world in a perfect town for loving tonight and when it all gets hard and it all gets tough and everything won't be enough we're gonna throw a stone it'll all come true for loving, oh yeah
2.
I don't like your party dress cause this ain't no party you're falling around as if you you know where the ground is you've seen me a thousand times and you know what my name is but if you were in my shoes you'd know what the price of fame is so I wait outside to see what I can see and I follow you in through the blinds until you're part of me and I'm waiting yes I'm waiting I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I won't take a photograph cause nothing would be on it and there ain't a dime store novel that I could write from it and I don't wanna sound insane and I don't know what your game is I just wanna seize your brain and see where LA is so lock the house, burn it but save the silver tray but please give daddy that knife back and please throw the gun away I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door there are hollow sounds in the hall of fame and they're haunting me I like people yeah I like people when they're on tv I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage, yeah won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door because I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize me you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie
3.
I look into your eyes it's a shadow on my wall and shadows of your smile will be all I can recall all inventions of my own perfection passing the time every night imitation of life and the days go by (yeah) I gaze into the night it's a feeling that I find the first time that you smiled is the last thing on my mind, oh yes sweet salvation from my weak foundations all of the time so many lies imitation of life and the days go by passing the time every night imitation of life and the dreams go by (oh) I look into your eyes it's a shadow on my wall and shadows of your smile will be all I can recall all inventions from my own perfection passing the time so many lies (yes) all of it mine all of the time imitation of life and the days go by oh I'm passing the time every night, yes imitation of life and the dreams go by passing the time so many lies all of it mine

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Unplugged Live Radio Performance on Piccadilly Key 103 FM Radio Manchester.
piano by Volker Jansen
programme: Got 2 Be Funky
host: Simon Forestiero
recording date: 24 May 2002.
original air date: 25 May 2002

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released June 29, 2014

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