Honey (including original demos and unreleased songs)

by Billie Ray Martin

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1.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
2.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
3.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
4.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
5.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
6.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
7.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
8.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
9.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
10.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
11.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
12.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
13.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
14.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
15.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
16.
if I said I mean the world to you would you try to call me honey I always thought I knew I always thought I knew I was a part of you but now I know no, I don't wanna be I always thought I knew the pureness of your love everytime you called me honey but now the words you choose won't ever be enough 'cause what they mean will only burn me 'cause I don't wanna hear it this time I don't wanna feel it this time I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be if I whisper words you haven't heard before would you read my lips and help them [and] if I said that I'm a stranger to your world would you treat me like your best friend could you ever show it this time I really wanna know it this time 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side if I said that I will re-invent myself and if I told you yesterday I was somebody else, well would you listen to me would you let me 'cause I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side no I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be your honey this time I just wanna feel your heart on my side I don't wanna be your baby this time I don't wanna feel this heartache I don't wanna be (your honey) no no I don't wanna be (your honey) no no (ooh, your baby this time) (ooh, I don't wanna feel) (ooh, no honey) (ooh, no honey)
17.
you see that everything depends on how one plans it but I could never hold my breath as long as you, mm would you ever grab a chance when life demands it but I was dreaming of that chance when I was alone and I was searching, searching there's always somebody else and I was searching, searching to get to you don't believe a word that's said send your rain down to me I never wanted anything else but lie in your arms don't believe a word that's said we both know the story I never was the one to pretend that I'm not in love I heard you say there's nothing more that we can do now but I believe there's nothing worse than nothing at all and I was searching, searching there's always somebody else and I was searching, searching to get to you don't believe a word that's said send your rain down to me I never wanted anything else but lie in your arms don't believe a word that's said we both know the story I never was the one to pretend that I'm not in love don't believe a word that's said - send your rain down to me I never wanted anything else but lie in your arms don't believe a word that's said - we both know the story I never was the one to pretend that I'm not in love
18.
you see that everything depends on how one plans it but I could never hold my breath as long as you, mm would you ever grab a chance when life demands it but I was dreaming of that chance when I was alone and I was searching, searching there's always somebody else and I was searching, searching to get to you don't believe a word that's said send your rain down to me I never wanted anything else but lie in your arms don't believe a word that's said we both know the story I never was the one to pretend that I'm not in love I heard you say there's nothing more that we can do now but I believe there's nothing worse than nothing at all and I was searching, searching there's always somebody else and I was searching, searching to get to you don't believe a word that's said send your rain down to me I never wanted anything else but lie in your arms don't believe a word that's said we both know the story I never was the one to pretend that I'm not in love don't believe a word that's said - send your rain down to me I never wanted anything else but lie in your arms don't believe a word that's said - we both know the story I never was the one to pretend that I'm not in love
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about

So here, for the first time, I'm making the demos available that were supposed to become the follow-ups to 'Your loving arms', as well as all European released versions. I was living in New York at the time and created these demos with Fred Jorio, who programmed and mixed them as well. i arranged and produced the vocals. The songs are all written by Fred (music) and myself (melodies, lyrics).
I was looked after by Warner Chappel's Patrick Conseil in New York and he was shopping the demos to various major labels. Patrick was my ally in the industry, my friend and the person I trusted. When i was ready to give up i always used to ask him for advice. The idea was that me and my songs would get snapped up by a company and that an attempt would be made to follow up the previous success. I had previously impressed all Sire/Warner Music record company executives during a USA tour that spanned many cities. Despite this i was dropped by Seymour Stein of Sire/Electra, who's attention span with regards to artists seemed to be rather short. So Patrick tried. The Demos were rejected. Patrick dropped me as well for whatever reasons (i guess the lack of success played a part in it). My heart broke. I left the states. I continued doing what i do....after a long period of losing my sense of identity completely.
Honey was written with Fred Jorio and the vocals for it and 'Don't believe a word' and Why did you let me fall' were recorded in his broom cupboard in his Alphabet City Flat'. The cat kept dropping in while I was singing, unamused by the invasion.
The demos:
"Why Did You Let Me Fall":
Fred and myself were into Jungle and Drum and Bass and we were all inspired by a song at the time by Olive called 'You're not alone'. The demo of 'Why did you let me fall' presented here was not an attempt to create the best drum programming rivalling Roni Size. We just wrote a song and created some temporary beats to indicate a style, that's all. So: no hollering please at the basic drums clonking away.
"Don't Believe A Word":
This was to be one of the follow ups to "YLA". This song is Euro-esque, you might say. Cheesy, you may utter. But what it is to me: It's honest. I cried when i wrote it and i cried today when i listened to it. It's a true story and they are the best.
"Honey":
The same goes for Honey. A story that happened in my life. That's all. Should have been a hit to rival YLA. But wasn't.
Honey demo: The original broom cupboard glory. Answers on a postcard why companies rejected it.
Thanks for the Love and talent Fred Jorio
The songs were of course signed by the wonderful React Records and Dave Ball and his music partner Ingo spruced up (or down) the production and a confused sound engineer mixed them a few times. To me the released versions never succeeded and the demos are the real thing.

credits

released May 28, 2014

"HONEY"
written by Billie Ray Martin / Fred Jorio (Touch Tones Music / Jorio Music (ASCAP))
lyrics & melodies by Billie Ray Martin
music composed by Fred Jorio
produced by Dave Ball & Ingo Vauk
executive producer: Billie Ray Martin
original production & programming by Fred Jorio
guitar by John Tiven
backing vocals/arrangement: Billie Ray Martin
engineered by Mike Neilsen for The Strongroom

Year of release: 1999

"HONEY" (rough demo)

"DON'T BELIEVE A WORD" (rough demo)

"WHY DID YOU LET ME FALL" (rough demo)

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