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

by Billie Ray Martin

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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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Track Name: Hands Up and Amen
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!
Track Name: Running Around Town
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
Track Name: Still Waters
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
Track Name: Deadline For My Memories
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
Track Name: Imitation Of Life
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
Track Name: I Try
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
Track Name: True Moments Of My World
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
Track Name: We Shall Be True
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
Track Name: I Don't Believe
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
Track Name: Space Oasis
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
Track Name: You And I (Keep Holding On)
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
Track Name: Your Loving Arms
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
Track Name: Big Tears And Make-Up
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
Track Name: Stand By Me
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)
Track Name: Ich Glaube Nicht
weisst Du noch die Nacht
Du hast so verträumt
von den Sternen mir erzählt

nun da war der Mondschein
und da war die Nacht
und genug von Dir
für 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 seh’ mich noch stehen
Stundenlang
und genug von Dir
war verschwunden mit der Nacht

Ich seh’ 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 Küss 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