Deadline For My Memories (with german and american bonus tracks)

by Billie Ray Martin

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1.
don't walk like you're scared again that'll only make him angry your face only makes it seem like there's plenty of money comin' rollin' in don't stop and don't look around you don't know where he's aiming - no! if you got pockets you're gonna pay so you can save your hope for judgement day a ticket to take a bottom over the top mixed up and never knowing where to stop to move halfway up in this town how can you go that low down low down she looked up to the sky and then she praised the lord hands up and amen now she's waiting for the good times don't you try and understand there is no explanation - no! he needs your fear and he needs your cash cause the brother's poor and the brother's bad a ticket to take a bottom over the top mixed up and never knowing where to stop to move halfway up in this town how can you go that low down low down she looked up to the sky and then she praised the lord hands up and amen now she's waiting for the good times waiting for the good times a ticket to take a bottom over the top mixed up and never knowing where to stop to move around on up in this town how can you go that low down low down she looked up to the sky and then she praised the lord hands up and amen now she's waiting for the good times she looked up to the sky and then she praised the lord hands up and amen now she's waiting for the good times - hey! waiting for the good times - no! (she's-a) waiting for the good times (she's-a) waiting for the good times - hey!
2.
who's gonna lift me up when I fall out love you've been tellin' me that you're leaving that the whole thing's gone too far but wherever that is ain't no further than the sound of our shouting wars now what d'you have to say who's gonna lift me up when I fall out love who's gonna lift me up when I fall out love 'cos it's you that I'm wanting and you that I'm cravin' and you that my mind's been thinking of for a long long time (ooh) you've been gambling (been gambling) with my heart, baby (yeah) but whatever your game (whatever) we will never be the same again now won't you tell me whether you gonna lift me up when I fall out love you gonna lift me up when I fall out love 'cause excuses have uses and you are the user but you are excused 'cause they're all used up so tell me why when the sun goes down my eyes are at the door, my mind is out runnin' around town my eyes are at the door, my mind is out runnin' around town talking 'bout my reputation - oh don't you know talking 'bout my reputation - my name is cupid, not stupid we're talking 'bout my reputation - mm we're talking 'bout my reputation - yeah so won't you tell me, baby who's gonna lift me up when I fall out love who's gonna lift me up when I fall out love 'cause it's you that I'm wanting and you that I'm cravin' you that my mind's been dreaming of so tell me, baby who's gonna lift me up when I fall out love who's gonna lift me up when I fall out love 'cause excuses have uses and you are the user but you are excused 'cause they're all used up so tell me why when the sun goes down my eyes are at the door, my mind is out runnin' around town let me say it again, hey why when the sun goes down my eyes are at the door, my mind is out runnin' around town let me say it one more time baby, hey now eyes are at the door my mind is out runnin' around town who's gonna lift me up when I fall out love who's gonna lift me up when I fall out love who's gonna lift me up when I fall out love who's gonna lift me up when I fall out love
3.
Still Waters 05:09
i'm talking about still waters i'm talking about still waters well I sat by the river and I, I walked in the rain I have so many questions wanna drown in my ocean you and I have been a miracle, I don't even know your name wanna flow down your body like a drop on a wave, yes still waters talk in time singin' of love and stormy heaven[s], oh yes still waters talk in time when the waves all rage will you be mine I've been searching my address book for someone I know I have so many words to say I'm trembling all over I've been holding on for so long, and now I'm letting it go I will love you forever for that gift that you've given, yes still waters talk in time singin' of love and stormy heavens (i'm talkin' about still waters) still waters talk in time when the waves all rage will you be mine mm-hm, talkin' about still waters still waters talk in time singin' of love and stormy heavens still waters talk in time, yes when the waves all rage will you be mine oh yes when the waves all rage will you be mine still waters talk in time when the waves all rage will you be mine
4.
peeping through the hole in my soul at the happiness and the loneliness fading dreams get out of control and we talk too much and we tried for words and when reason ends there's no reason to die for words so don't follow me, don't call on me it takes too much to hold on you run like quicksand through my head so walk away, don't talk to me I put my faith in you but it came right after me instead that is the reason that's why our time is over this is the deadline for my memories that is the reason why we can't see each other the view is fading with our eyes too blind for tears good times were too good to be true and the times we've had were the times we've had we tried, to find the game to be cruel and try we did and cry we did, yeah and when I cried baby, I cried rivers over you so stay with me, don't fade on me I thought I need this vision there's a body on the floor that looks like me - no words to say, no faith to praise no hope, no good intentions I've been sitting like a toy staring restlessly oh that's why that is the reason that's why our time is over this is the deadline for my memories that is the reason why we can't see each other the view is fading with our eyes too blind for tears that is the reason that's why our time is over this is the deadline for my memories that is the reason why we couldn't see each other the view is fading with our eyes too blind for tears
5.
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
6.
I Try 03:17
I try to hold you but I know I can't win I try to catch you but you run time and time again, yeah I try to please you with the things that I say but when I speak your name, it sounds like a ball and chain because home's not a place where you can stay and grow small again, no you've got to move on 'cause home's not a place at all - it's not a place (hey) I try to hold you but I know I can't win I try to find your love but you hide in a different place again I try to please you with the things that I say but when I speak your name, just sounds like a ball and chain because love is like a song when it's done and the last notes have rung all that's left is silence and that's when you move on, so no reason for tears, no need for these chains when one toy is broken you find another game and I'll try, yeah oh yeah, I'll try, yeah I'll try, ooh baby, I try, yeah
7.
I'll follow your smile up to the moon (I'll follow your smile up to the moon) ooh yeah when it gets dark beware of lights and don't try to hide these tears like rain and when you get stuck and the lines won't come out and the only chance to hold romance is to write it down, yeah then don't let me down I know how hard you're tryin' to care oh why don't we try to talk about the rain again (oh) I'll follow your smile up to the moon I don't care where the tears go I'd give anything not to sell true moments of my world and if this sounds strange why not take it down, hey 'cause when the chips are down nothing is real, no and if you just stay we'd write a rhyme and the melody's gonna stay with me for a long time, yeah hey, what d'you say won't you cry some tears like rain oh why don't we try to sell the world some pain again (oh) I'll follow your smile up to the moon I don't care where the tears go I'd give anything not to sell true moments of my world (oh) I follow your smile up to the moon I don't care where the tears go I'd give anything not to sell true moments of my world oh hey, what you say won't you cry some tears like rain oh why don't we try to talk about the rain again, yeah baby I'll follow your smile up to the moon I don't care where the tears go I'd give anything not to sell true moments of my world (oh) I'll follow your smile up to the moon I don't care where the tears go I'd give anything not to sell true moments of my world, yeah
8.
don't feel sorry for the things you've done just get ready for the things to come in your soul lies a deeper well overflowing with the love you know so well all your fears and dreams and schemes and hopes and plans belong to you let them go and watch them grow into a vision coming true, hmm don't feel sorry for the things you haven't done there is so much time, let it rain, let it shine and you shall fail sometimes, but most of all things will be fine don't you worry, there is two of us there is me, there is you and we know what to do and we shall fail sometimes, but most of all we shall be true have no doubt about the fate that lies ahead look inside, there's a golden thread instead in your life there's a higher plan sit right back, understand it if you can all your fears and dreams and schemes and hopes and plans belong to you let them go and watch them grow into a vision coming true, mm don't feel sorry for the things you haven't done there is so much time, let it rain, let it shine and you shall fail sometimes, but most of all things will be fine have no fear about the past that lies behind let it shine, let it rain, name the colour of your pain and you shall find sometimes, that mostly life won't be the same all your fears and dreams and schemes and hopes and plans belong to you, oh yes don't feel sorry for the things you haven't done there is so much time, let it rain, let it shine and you shall fail sometimes, but most of all things will be fine have no fear about the past that lies behind let it shine, let it rain, name the colour of your pain and you shall find sometimes, that mostly life won't be the same don't you worry, there is two of us there is me, there is you and we know what to do and we shall fail sometimes, but most of all we shall be true
9.
remember the night that you said to me I'm in love with you tonight well there was the moonlight and there were the stars and enough of you to make me say I feel alright (and that I) I don't believe in gravity and time (that I) I don't believe in the blackness of the night (and I) I don't believe a kiss takes longer than a little while well there I was standing feeling bold with enough of me having gone away with you well there I was standing, baby alone in the crowd feeling sad, you know you wouldn't believe how sad (but I still) I don't believe in gravity and time (no I) I don't believe in the blackness of the night (no I) I don't believe a kiss takes longer than a little while (yeah) I don't believe in gravity and time (no) I don't believe in the blackness of the night (that I) I don't believe a kiss takes longer than a little while I don't believe in gravity and time (and I) I don't believe in the blackness of the night (and I) I don't believe a kiss takes longer than a little while I don't believe in gravity and time (no I don't believe) I don't believe in the blackness of the night (and I don't believe) I don't believe a kiss takes longer than a little while I don't believe no no, I don't believe never never never never, no, oh no
10.
Space Oasis 05:05
I, have a feeling and my ability to reason's gonna let me down and oh I, can't understand it that one single trip up on your wings can turn my cloud around oh and here am I listening to the rain trying to receive a message feeling the pain because you'll be here with me we are dancing on a star don't tell me when the party's over we're in a space oasis a sea of tranquillity we are dancing on a star don't tell me when the party's over and we will fall my love in reverie I, have a feeling that the serenity of senses gonna make me doubt, oh yeah and so I, won't ever believe that, no no that only one slip into your vision can make the whole world spin around oh and here am I walking on the moon trying to find out a meaning knowing that soon you will be here here with me floating for only a moment in eternity we are dancing on a star don't tell me when the party's over we're in a space oasis a sea of tranquillity we are dancing on a star don't tell me when the party's over and we will fall my love in reverie dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing we are dancing on a star don't tell me when the party's over (yes) we're in a space oasis (hey) a sea of tranquillity we are dancing on a star don't tell me when the party's over and we will fall my love (mm) in reverie (oh yeah) we are dancing on a star don't tell me when the party's over we're in a space oasis a sea of tranquillity we are dancing on a star don't tell me when the party's over and we will fall my love (we will fall) in reverie we are
11.
turn back the time and I'll be runnin' for my life in anger true life is kind when it's too cruel to be designed for rage (hm) and when society's got a hold on me and I eagerly stumble through the day, yeah and my sense of time is cheating me I feel I wanna say, while I can you and I keep holdin' on you and I keep holdin' on (hm) you and I keep holdin' on but if you and I hold on they won't fall to the ground I've read the right time for a woman to be free's today (yeah yeah) tell me then why do we bleed for what we have to say and if two wrongs don't make a right - no no no they just help you move ahead - oh yes they do and with the morals of a dollar bill they'll pay you if they can, as long as you and I keep holdin' on (let me tell you now that) you and I keep holdin' on (hm) you and I keep holdin' on but if you and I hold on they won't fall to the ground you've had your freedom and then you layed it down but when you look around there's your freedom saying stay and hold your ground you and I keep holdin' on (let me tell you now that) you and I keep holdin' on you and I keep holdin' on, yes but if you and I hold on they won't fall to the ground no they won't fall where they belong
12.
ooh, burning inside yeah, I'm burning inside yeah ooh, burning inside now, I'm burning inside now yeah so many times have I asked you to tell me that I'm your girl 'cause time after time I have needed a reason just to get inside your world so many times have I asked you to ask me how it feels to love and when this love seems the only conclusion that I'm guilty of, oh baby, then you put your loving arms around me and it feels like shelter when you put your loving arms around me and inside your arms I'm burning put your loving arms around me and you whisper to me when you put your loving arms around me and inside this love I'm yearning sometimes the way that you act makes me wonder what I am to you and sometimes I can't stand the way that I'm acting to be part of the things you do often I've asked you for too much of your time like I'm stealing and when I dream of the fear that you're leaving and I reach out, my baby, then you put your loving arms around me and it feels like shelter when you put your loving arms around me and inside your arms I'm burning put your loving arms around me and you whisper to me when you put your loving arms around me inside this love I'm yearning, yearning, yearning inside this love I'm yearning burning inside yeah, I'm burning inside yeah ooh, burning inside yeah, I'm burning inside burning inside yeah, I'm burning inside yeah ooh, burning inside yeah, I'm burning inside yeah ooh, burning inside now, I'm burning inside now yeah burning inside yeah, I'm burning inside burning inside yeah, I'm burning inside yeah how many times have I asked you to tell me that I'm your girl time after time I have needed a reason just to get inside your world so many times have I asked you to ask me how it feels to love and when this love seems the only conclusion that I'm guilty of, my baby, then you put your loving arms around me and it feels like shelter when you put your loving arms around me and inside your arms I'm burning put your loving arms around me and you whisper to me when you put your loving arms around me and inside this love I'm yearning put your loving arms around me - mm yeah put your loving arms around me (burning inside yeah, I'm burning inside) put your loving arms around me (burning inside yeah, I'm burning inside yeah) put your loving arms around me (burning, burning, burning, burning) burning, burning, burning inside this love I'm burning, burning, burning inside this love I'm burning, burning, burning inside this love I'm burning ooh
13.
big tears and make-up can leave the traces of the secrets never found in a million other faces big tears and make-up run many ways but never never save your face we could have been the next big thing there wasn't really that much to lose but it turned out to be just another nightmare in that everlasting daydream of the film I'm in you played the part of an actor dragging me up into your screen where I knew I'd play the drama queen from the bottom of my heart big tears and make-up can leave the traces of the secrets never found in a million other faces big tears and make-up (can never - never - never - never) never save your time oh I never believed a word you said but I agreed for a start you paid me ten cents imagination for a million dollar part and when the face melts to a scream close-up in the dark the tears roll on and on and on (and on and on and on and on and on and) when you never really felt it was time to start big tears and make-up can leave the traces of the secrets never found in a million other faces big tears and make-up (big tears and make-up) can leave the traces, yes of the secrets never found in a thousand other faces
14.
Stand By Me 05:41
when the storm of life is raging stand by me when the storm of life is raging stand by me oh lord when this world is tossing me, oh oh, like a ship, oh yes upon the sea thou who knowest the wind and water, come on and stand by me stand by me - oh lord when I've done all I can - oh and my friends, oh yes they don't understand thou who knowest you know all about it - come on, come on and stand by me stand by me (oh through the wind and the water) stand by me (oh, oh, oh, hear it prayin' the lord) stand by me (oh yes, oh yes, oh yes) stand by me (stand, by, me, oh lord) stand by me (oh, oh, won't you hear me pray the lord when I sing) stand by me (stand, by, me, oh lord)
15.
weisst Du noch die Nacht Du hast so vertrรคumt von den Sternen mir erzรคhlt nun da war der Mondschein und da war die Nacht und genug von Dir fรผr eine kleine Wunderwelt und Ich glaubte nicht an die Schwerkraft und die Zeit und Ich glaubte nicht an die Macht der Dunkelheit und ich glaubte nicht ein Kuss ist mehr als eine Kleinigkeit Ich sehโ€™ mich noch stehen Stundenlang und genug von Dir war verschwunden mit der Nacht Ich sehโ€™ mich noch stehen, Baby ganz klein in der Stadt Ich war so allein Du glaubst ja nicht wie allein und Ich glaube doch nicht an die Schwerkraft und die Zeit und Ich glaube nicht an die Macht der Dunkelheit und Ich glaube nicht ein Kรผss ist mehr als eine Kleinigkeit (yeah) oh... no und Ich glaube nicht an die Schwerkraft und die Zeit und Ich glaube nicht an die Macht der Dunkelheit und Ich glaube nicht ein Kuss ist mehr als eine Kleinigkeit und Ich glaube nicht an die Schwerkraft und die Zeit Ich glaube nicht an die Macht der Dunkelheit und Ich glaube nicht ein Kuss ist mehr als eine Kleinigkeit und Ich glaube nicht an die Schwerkraft und die Zeit und Ich glaube nicht an die Macht der Dunkelheit und Ich glaube nicht ein Kuss ist mehr als eine Kleinigkeit Ich glaube nicht nein, nein, Ich glaube nicht never never never never, no, oh no

about

My answer to Electribe 101. The attempt was to create an album that reflected both my love for pop as well as electronic sounds that were going on at the time.
Big ballads to pepper the whole thing with a dose of Phil Spector was the goal. I guess the outcome was somewhat reflective of the pop hits of the 90's, some of which i liked, some of which i loathed.
A pop album in effect? You tell me. To my ears some tracks work better than others. This might be due to the fact that the album was made under tricky circumstances, with both record company, management etc. lending less support, but rather making demands, as well as other dramas that went on around from those sides. In the end i took control and the outcome is heard on this album. I can safely say that with all the videos for this release i was let lose to do what i liked, most of all 'Imitation Of Life', in which each actor is a member of my family, my circle of friends, even my boyfriend is in it.

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released April 6, 2014

Written by Billie Ray Martin except
3 - Billie Ray Martin/Arthur Baker/Andrew Vowles,
4, 7, 11 - Billie Ray Martin/Les Fleming/Robert Cimarosti/Joseph Stevens/Brian Nordhoff,
5 - Billie Ray Martin/Eric Kupper,
6 - Billie Ray Martin/Patrick Patterson,
8 - Billie Ray Martin/Genetic,
9, 15 - Billie Ray Martin/Franz Stegman,
10 - Billie Ray Martin/Martin King,
12 - Billie Ray Martin/David Harrow,
14 - Charles Tindley.

Published by Touch Tones Music except
3 - Touch Tones Music/Artemis Publishing/Island Music,
6, 8, 9, 10, 15 - Touch Tones Music/Copyright Control,
12 - Touch Tones Music/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.,
14 - Staples Music Publishing
Produced by Brian Transeau for 7PM Management. executive producer: Billie Ray Martin except
7 - produced by Billie Ray Martin,
12 - produced by The Grid.

Vocal production and arrangements and additional production: Billie Ray Martin except
9, 10, 11 - vocal production and arrangements, pedal steel and additional production: Billie Ray Martin.

Mixed by Billie Ray Martin at Sarm except
5, 10 - mixed by Brian Transeau for 7PM Management & Billie Ray Martin at Eden,
12 - mixed by The Grid.

Recorded at Eden and Sarm except
12 - recorded at Rooster.

Recording engineer: Pete Schwier except
5, 10 - Adrian Scarff,
7 - Ren Swan,
12 - Nick Sykes.

Assistant engineer: Adrian Scarff except 5, 7, 10, 12.

Mix engineer: Ren Swan except
5, 10 - Paul Gomersall,
4, 11, 14 - Greg Jackman.

Pedal steel guitar on 9, 11: BJ Cole.
Guitars on 1, 3, 4 and all guitars & drums on 6: Shaun Lee.
Piano on 13: Colette.
Additional keyboards & piano on 3, 6: Volker Janssen.
Additional keyboards on 7: Dean Ross.
Additional production & programming on 8: Andrew Fryer.
Original programming on 10: Martin King.

String arrangements: Billie Ray Martin & Gary Barnickle. String orchestra led by Gavin Wright.
Brass arrangements: Billie Ray Martin & Gary Barnickle. Brass orchestra: The Phantom Horns led by Gary Barnickle.

Backing vocals: Billie Ray Martin except on 9: Billie Ray Martin, Luvaine Maximum, Danny Campbell

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