BRM Live on Manchester Radio (Unplugged)

by Billie Ray Martin

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What a superb line! Favorite track: 18 Carat Garbage (Live).
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Gareth Barton My favourite BRM track gets intimate. Favorite track: Imitation Of Life (Live).
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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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Track Name: Talking With Myself (Live)
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
Track Name: 18 Carat Garbage (Live)
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
Track Name: Imitation Of Life (Live)
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