Pacemaker

by Billie Ray Martin

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The Pacemaker single (1998) produced and programmed by the very talented Bill Lee in NYC, part of the Crime and punishment EP in it's orig. version.
Lyrically the song describes my record-breaking impatience.
The backing vocal arrangements reflect my obsession with Ike and Tina Turner's Ikettes arrangements, and generally Ike and Tina's music.
The song started out as a Billie and the Deep song in 1983
billieraymartin.bandcamp.com/track/pick-it-up
The track was later re-recorded as "The Pacemaker" and appeared as a bonus track on the I've Never Been To Memphis CD in 2001.
billieraymartin.bandcamp.com/track/the-pacemaker
#House #DrumnBass #SynthPop #SynthSoul

Credits: Produced, Programmed By – Bill Lee
Written by Billie Ray Martin, Bill Lee, Vinny Vero

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released April 19, 2015

Produced, Programmed By – Bill Lee (New York)
Written by Billie Ray Martin, Bill Lee, Vinny Vero
written and produced in NYC.
For additional credits please see artwork.

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Track Name: Pacemaker (Original Extended Version)
the pace of life is disappointing
so tie me up cause it takes too long
the pace of life is disappointing
so hit me hard cause i ain't that strong

and you better relieve me of my senses
cause they'd waste away in the time it takes to find out what's wrong

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!

deliver me from your deadly silence
that breeds inside when you hold my tongue (breeding)
I'd shout out my gentleness and violence (ooh-hoo)
if i only knew how this thing is done

for in the sunrise the bird eats fire
and the flames are five times around the world before the morning's done

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!

for a little high speed moment
we'll let her feet run away feet run away feet run away
when we zoom in on the freeze frame
she['ll] break right down
down (down)
hey hey

c'mon, get up
c'mon
c'mon, get up
c'mon, get up

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, you better, better, better!
(pick up the pace) twenty-four hours a day, ouh
(for just another motherless heart beat) hey!

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, huh!
(for just another motherless heart beat) don't you know, c'mon!
(pick up the pace) twenty-four hours a day
(for just another motherless) heart beat, mm yeah

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day (oooh!)
(for just another motherless heart beat, ooh) yeah!
pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!
Track Name: Pacemaker (E-Smoove's Mission Vocal)
the pace of life is disappointing
so tie me up cause it takes too long
the pace of life is disappointing
so hit me hard cause i ain't that strong

and you better relieve me of my senses
cause they'd waste away in the time it takes to find out what's wrong

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!

deliver me from your deadly silence
that breeds inside when you hold my tongue (breeding)
I'd shout out my gentleness and violence (ooh-hoo)
if i only knew how this thing is done

for in the sunrise the bird eats fire
and the flames are five times around the world before the morning's done

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!

for a little high speed moment
we'll let her feet run away feet run away feet run away
when we zoom in on the freeze frame
she['ll] break right down
down (down)
hey hey

c'mon, get up
c'mon
c'mon, get up
c'mon, get up

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, you better, better, better!
(pick up the pace) twenty-four hours a day, ouh
(for just another motherless heart beat) hey!

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, huh!
(for just another motherless heart beat) don't you know, c'mon!
(pick up the pace) twenty-four hours a day
(for just another motherless) heart beat, mm yeah

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day (oooh!)
(for just another motherless heart beat, ooh) yeah!
pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!
Track Name: Pacemaker (E-Smoove's (Sub)Mission Dub)
the pace of life is disappointing
so tie me up cause it takes too long
the pace of life is disappointing
so hit me hard cause i ain't that strong

and you better relieve me of my senses
cause they'd waste away in the time it takes to find out what's wrong

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!

deliver me from your deadly silence
that breeds inside when you hold my tongue (breeding)
I'd shout out my gentleness and violence (ooh-hoo)
if i only knew how this thing is done

for in the sunrise the bird eats fire
and the flames are five times around the world before the morning's done

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!

for a little high speed moment
we'll let her feet run away feet run away feet run away
when we zoom in on the freeze frame
she['ll] break right down
down (down)
hey hey

c'mon, get up
c'mon
c'mon, get up
c'mon, get up

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, you better, better, better!
(pick up the pace) twenty-four hours a day, ouh
(for just another motherless heart beat) hey!

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, huh!
(for just another motherless heart beat) don't you know, c'mon!
(pick up the pace) twenty-four hours a day
(for just another motherless) heart beat, mm yeah

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day (oooh!)
(for just another motherless heart beat, ooh) yeah!
pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!
Track Name: Pacemaker (S&M Dub)
the pace of life is disappointing
so tie me up cause it takes too long
the pace of life is disappointing
so hit me hard cause i ain't that strong

and you better relieve me of my senses
cause they'd waste away in the time it takes to find out what's wrong

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!

deliver me from your deadly silence
that breeds inside when you hold my tongue (breeding)
I'd shout out my gentleness and violence (ooh-hoo)
if i only knew how this thing is done

for in the sunrise the bird eats fire
and the flames are five times around the world before the morning's done

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!

for a little high speed moment
we'll let her feet run away feet run away feet run away
when we zoom in on the freeze frame
she['ll] break right down
down (down)
hey hey

c'mon, get up
c'mon
c'mon, get up
c'mon, get up

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, you better, better, better!
(pick up the pace) twenty-four hours a day, ouh
(for just another motherless heart beat) hey!

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, huh!
(for just another motherless heart beat) don't you know, c'mon!
(pick up the pace) twenty-four hours a day
(for just another motherless) heart beat, mm yeah

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day (oooh!)
(for just another motherless heart beat, ooh) yeah!
pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!
Track Name: Pacemaker (Single Mix)
the pace of life is disappointing
so tie me up cause it takes too long
the pace of life is disappointing
so hit me hard cause i ain't that strong

and you better relieve me of my senses
cause they'd waste away in the time it takes to find out what's wrong

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!

deliver me from your deadly silence
that breeds inside when you hold my tongue (breeding)
I'd shout out my gentleness and violence (ooh-hoo)
if i only knew how this thing is done

for in the sunrise the bird eats fire
and the flames are five times around the world before the morning's done

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!

for a little high speed moment
we'll let her feet run away feet run away feet run away
when we zoom in on the freeze frame
she['ll] break right down
down (down)
hey hey

c'mon, get up
c'mon
c'mon, get up
c'mon, get up

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, you better, better, better!
(pick up the pace) twenty-four hours a day, ouh
(for just another motherless heart beat) hey!

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, huh!
(for just another motherless heart beat) don't you know, c'mon!
(pick up the pace) twenty-four hours a day
(for just another motherless) heart beat, mm yeah

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day (oooh!)
(for just another motherless heart beat, ooh) yeah!
pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!
Track Name: Pacemaker (Ambient Mix)
the pace of life is disappointing
so tie me up cause it takes too long
the pace of life is disappointing
so hit me hard cause i ain't that strong

and you better relieve me of my senses
cause they'd waste away in the time it takes to find out what's wrong

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!

deliver me from your deadly silence
that breeds inside when you hold my tongue (breeding)
I'd shout out my gentleness and violence (ooh-hoo)
if i only knew how this thing is done

for in the sunrise the bird eats fire
and the flames are five times around the world before the morning's done

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!

for a little high speed moment
we'll let her feet run away feet run away feet run away
when we zoom in on the freeze frame
she['ll] break right down
down (down)
hey hey

c'mon, get up
c'mon
c'mon, get up
c'mon, get up

gotta pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, hey
c'mon, pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, ouh
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heart beat, you better, better, better!
(pick up the pace) twenty-four hours a day, ouh
(for just another motherless heart beat) hey!

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day, huh!
(for just another motherless heart beat) don't you know, c'mon!
(pick up the pace) twenty-four hours a day
(for just another motherless) heart beat, mm yeah

pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day (oooh!)
(for just another motherless heart beat, ooh) yeah!
pick up the pace twenty-four hours a day
for just another motherless heart beat, oh yeah, oh yeah-hee-ee, hee-hee!