Persuasion

by Billie Ray Martin

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persuasion, you gotta get some persuasion, you gotta get some look at me, I touch your bread look at me I touch your knee and I persuade you like always, I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm look at me, I touch your head I say the words, you go to bed my sister, my mother, my father, my son do anything I want them to with persuasion one lot of persuasion like always, persuasion, mm-hm now there's lots of ways to persuade you I could do it with money, I could look at you I could show you all that you might as well do it anyway you might as well choose to play the game after all, you've seen yourself before what difference does it make what difference if I take a photograph what difference does it make if someone else sees it too all your friends do it I mean, no-one will know it's you anybody, it could be anybody I mean, those magazines, you know, they only go to middle aged men so why don't you just do what I suggest I persuade you with words I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm I've got a little biscuit tin [to] keep your panties in I've got a little biscuit tin to keep your panties in soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties by the can, by the can I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at me, look at me there's a certain word and a certain touch a certain weight a way too much there's a little bit here, a little bit there and when you've done it all, it's too late to care so I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at my eyes under your covers, I touch you and I tell you what to do do it because I tell you do it because I love you and I persuade you persuasion
2.
persuasion, you gotta get some persuasion, you gotta get some look at me, I touch your bread look at me I touch your knee and I persuade you like always, I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm look at me, I touch your head I say the words, you go to bed my sister, my mother, my father, my son do anything I want them to with persuasion one lot of persuasion like always, persuasion, mm-hm now there's lots of ways to persuade you I could do it with money, I could look at you I could show you all that you might as well do it anyway you might as well choose to play the game after all, you've seen yourself before what difference does it make what difference if I take a photograph what difference does it make if someone else sees it too all your friends do it I mean, no-one will know it's you anybody, it could be anybody I mean, those magazines, you know, they only go to middle aged men so why don't you just do what I suggest I persuade you with words I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm I've got a little biscuit tin [to] keep your panties in I've got a little biscuit tin to keep your panties in soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties by the can, by the can I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at me, look at me there's a certain word and a certain touch a certain weight a way too much there's a little bit here, a little bit there and when you've done it all, it's too late to care so I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at my eyes under your covers, I touch you and I tell you what to do do it because I tell you do it because I love you and I persuade you persuasion
3.
persuasion, you gotta get some persuasion, you gotta get some look at me, I touch your bread look at me I touch your knee and I persuade you like always, I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm look at me, I touch your head I say the words, you go to bed my sister, my mother, my father, my son do anything I want them to with persuasion one lot of persuasion like always, persuasion, mm-hm now there's lots of ways to persuade you I could do it with money, I could look at you I could show you all that you might as well do it anyway you might as well choose to play the game after all, you've seen yourself before what difference does it make what difference if I take a photograph what difference does it make if someone else sees it too all your friends do it I mean, no-one will know it's you anybody, it could be anybody I mean, those magazines, you know, they only go to middle aged men so why don't you just do what I suggest I persuade you with words I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm I've got a little biscuit tin [to] keep your panties in I've got a little biscuit tin to keep your panties in soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties by the can, by the can I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at me, look at me there's a certain word and a certain touch a certain weight a way too much there's a little bit here, a little bit there and when you've done it all, it's too late to care so I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at my eyes under your covers, I touch you and I tell you what to do do it because I tell you do it because I love you and I persuade you persuasion
4.
persuasion, you gotta get some persuasion, you gotta get some look at me, I touch your bread look at me I touch your knee and I persuade you like always, I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm look at me, I touch your head I say the words, you go to bed my sister, my mother, my father, my son do anything I want them to with persuasion one lot of persuasion like always, persuasion, mm-hm now there's lots of ways to persuade you I could do it with money, I could look at you I could show you all that you might as well do it anyway you might as well choose to play the game after all, you've seen yourself before what difference does it make what difference if I take a photograph what difference does it make if someone else sees it too all your friends do it I mean, no-one will know it's you anybody, it could be anybody I mean, those magazines, you know, they only go to middle aged men so why don't you just do what I suggest I persuade you with words I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm I've got a little biscuit tin [to] keep your panties in I've got a little biscuit tin to keep your panties in soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties by the can, by the can I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at me, look at me there's a certain word and a certain touch a certain weight a way too much there's a little bit here, a little bit there and when you've done it all, it's too late to care so I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at my eyes under your covers, I touch you and I tell you what to do do it because I tell you do it because I love you and I persuade you persuasion
5.
persuasion, you gotta get some persuasion, you gotta get some look at me, I touch your bread look at me I touch your knee and I persuade you like always, I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm look at me, I touch your head I say the words, you go to bed my sister, my mother, my father, my son do anything I want them to with persuasion one lot of persuasion like always, persuasion, mm-hm now there's lots of ways to persuade you I could do it with money, I could look at you I could show you all that you might as well do it anyway you might as well choose to play the game after all, you've seen yourself before what difference does it make what difference if I take a photograph what difference does it make if someone else sees it too all your friends do it I mean, no-one will know it's you anybody, it could be anybody I mean, those magazines, you know, they only go to middle aged men so why don't you just do what I suggest I persuade you with words I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm I've got a little biscuit tin [to] keep your panties in I've got a little biscuit tin to keep your panties in soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties by the can, by the can I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at me, look at me there's a certain word and a certain touch a certain weight a way too much there's a little bit here, a little bit there and when you've done it all, it's too late to care so I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at my eyes under your covers, I touch you and I tell you what to do do it because I tell you do it because I love you and I persuade you persuasion
6.
persuasion, you gotta get some persuasion, you gotta get some look at me, I touch your bread look at me I touch your knee and I persuade you like always, I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm look at me, I touch your head I say the words, you go to bed my sister, my mother, my father, my son do anything I want them to with persuasion one lot of persuasion like always, persuasion, mm-hm now there's lots of ways to persuade you I could do it with money, I could look at you I could show you all that you might as well do it anyway you might as well choose to play the game after all, you've seen yourself before what difference does it make what difference if I take a photograph what difference does it make if someone else sees it too all your friends do it I mean, no-one will know it's you anybody, it could be anybody I mean, those magazines, you know, they only go to middle aged men so why don't you just do what I suggest I persuade you with words I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm I've got a little biscuit tin [to] keep your panties in I've got a little biscuit tin to keep your panties in soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties by the can, by the can I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at me, look at me there's a certain word and a certain touch a certain weight a way too much there's a little bit here, a little bit there and when you've done it all, it's too late to care so I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at my eyes under your covers, I touch you and I tell you what to do do it because I tell you do it because I love you and I persuade you persuasion
7.
persuasion, you gotta get some persuasion, you gotta get some look at me, I touch your bread look at me I touch your knee and I persuade you like always, I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm look at me, I touch your head I say the words, you go to bed my sister, my mother, my father, my son do anything I want them to with persuasion one lot of persuasion like always, persuasion, mm-hm now there's lots of ways to persuade you I could do it with money, I could look at you I could show you all that you might as well do it anyway you might as well choose to play the game after all, you've seen yourself before what difference does it make what difference if I take a photograph what difference does it make if someone else sees it too all your friends do it I mean, no-one will know it's you anybody, it could be anybody I mean, those magazines, you know, they only go to middle aged men so why don't you just do what I suggest I persuade you with words I persuade you persuasion, mm-hm I've got a little biscuit tin [to] keep your panties in I've got a little biscuit tin to keep your panties in soiled panties, white panties, school panties, y-front panties by the can, by the can I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at me, look at me there's a certain word and a certain touch a certain weight a way too much there's a little bit here, a little bit there and when you've done it all, it's too late to care so I persuade you like always, I persuade you mmh, look at my eyes under your covers, I touch you and I tell you what to do do it because I tell you do it because I love you and I persuade you persuasion

about

Throbbing Gristle has always been one of the biggest influences on my wanting to record electronic music. Their cult status is of course undenied today, but i felt that there was a lot more to them than that.
To call them groundbreaking is almost not enough. Also the combination of being an art-collective and music group appealed to me greatly during my time as a young kiddo in Berlin who wanted to somehow be involved in creating art projects.
Persuasion just rang in my soul. I felt that my voice fittet. This is always the criteria for me to do a cover version. Spooky of course was the perfect collaborating unit for this sound and this sound. They had heard a variety of my demos, some of which ended up on 'Deadline' later, but chose Persuasion.
Electribe 101 had already recorded our own cover. It's 'leaked' on the internet, so if you want you can find it.
Here's more.
In 1993 Billie Ray Martin teamed up with UK duo Spooky for this electronic feast of things that go 'Persuasion' in the night. Dark and deep and sounding shockingly up-to-date this scary monster will make you swoon for more.
In 2002 Billie re-released it on her own Stahl2 label, featuring the 6 original mixes by Spooky and DOP, plus an added bonus unbelieveably rare remix. Speaking of more here's a review by dj Mark Moore from Time Out magazine February 2002: "A Throbbing Gristle cover, on William Orbit's label. it's the most moving record ever, and really shouldn't be (sample lyric: "i've got a little biscuit tin / i use to keep your panties in") - it's just her voice! I played it to a friend of mine, and he said "it makes me feel dirty" which i think is a great compliment."

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released April 30, 2014

written by Carter / Christopherson / Orridge (Southern Music Publishing / Pier Music)
produced & mixed by Spooky
vocals by Billie Ray Martin
co-engineered by Nick Hale
recorded & mixed at Boundary Row Studios, South London

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