Recycled Garbage

by Billie Ray Martin

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1.
I don't like your party dress cause this ain't no party you're falling around as if you you know where the ground is you've seen me a thousand times and you know what my name is but if you were in my shoes you'd know what the price of fame is so I wait outside to see what I can see and I follow you in through the blinds until you're part of me and I'm waiting yes I'm waiting I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I won't take a photograph cause nothing would be on it and there ain't a dime store novel that I could write from it and I don't wanna sound insane and I don't know what your game is I just wanna seize your brain and see where LA is so lock the house, burn it but save the silver tray but please give daddy that knife back and please throw the gun away I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door there are hollow sounds in the hall of fame and they're haunting me I like people yeah I like people when they're on tv I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage, yeah won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door because I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize me you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie
2.
it was a different face and a different smile then in a lover's land where lovers kiss, mm it was another place and another time then but the same old plans and promises somewhere I don't know where there's a place for lost time I know I shouldn't go there but I I wanna be where fools rush in I wanna fall in love again I wanna go back to the place where I believe in lost words I wanna lay my soul bare knowing it leads to nowhere and when it's over will there be a next chance, be a next chance looking back to where the end of time ends never knowing what was really there, mm where every end is like a blast of silence (yes it is) that's defeating me from there to here sometime I don't know when I will claim what is mine and I won't be denied when I say I wanna be where fools rush in I wanna fall in love again I wanna run back to the place where I believe in lost words I wanna lay my soul bare knowing it leads to nowhere and when it's over will there be a next chance, be a next chance though love is lonely I'm a fool on lover's lane though it's hurtin' me so bad, only here will I be safe (hey) I wanna be where fools rush in I wanna fall in love again I wanna go back to the place where I believe in lost words I wanna lay my soul bare knowing it leads to nowhere and when it's over will there be a next chance (the next chance) be a next chance I wanna be where fools rush in I wanna fall in love again I wanna run back to the place where I believe in lost words I wanna stand in the door there knowing it leads to nowhere and when it's all over will there be a next chance (the next chance) be a next chance mm, give me one more chance oh yes, one more chance mm.. give me, give me I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride, hey I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride, hey I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride
3.
I saw my face in the paper today it said hello to the face that i saw at home then I read a tale of a girl with my name it was not the one that I know, no you shook my hand and you said you understand and you said that you know where I'm coming from but the only place that I've ever been is far, far from known what you say about me stabs me in the heart what you read about me is a shot in the dark I've never been to Memphis I've never seen my good-luck star I've never seen Las Vegas lights laughing at the dark I've never dragged the train of my dress down Elvis Presley Boulevard I've never been to Memphis cross my heart, hm I want to see my name in neon lights cause the words that you write they don't last, my friends they only shine a day at a time and leave stains on my hands, well so what's the use in rolling the dice when you already know how it's gonna fall you think that if you play your cards right you might deal with us all what're gonna do when a seven falls will the rolling thunder scatter all of your cards I've never been to Memphis, no I've never seen my good-luck star I've never seen Las Vegas lights laughing at the dark I've never dragged the train of my dress down Elvis Presley Boulevard I've never been to Memphis cross my heart, cross my heart ooh yes believe me I've never been to Memphis, no no I've never seen my good-luck star, baby I wanna see Las Vegas lights, yeah laughing at the dark I've never dragged the train of my dress down Elvis Presley Boulevard I've never been to Memphis cross my heart, cross my heart I've never been to Memphis, no no no I've never seen my good-luck star, yeah I've never seen Las Vegas lights, yeah laughing at the dark I've never dragged the train of my dress down Elvis Presley Boulevard (yeah) I've never been to Memphis cross my heart, yeah I've never been to Memphis, no no I've never seen my good-luck star (no no) I've never seen Las Vegas lights, yeah laughing at the dark I've never dragged a train of my dress through the Nevada desert sand I've never been to Memphis raise my hand, raise my hand, baby, yeah tell it how it is, c'mon on whoo! cross my heart whow! that's the one - that was the one
4.
I don't like your party dress cause this ain't no party you're falling around as if you you know where the ground is you've seen me a thousand times and you know what my name is but if you were in my shoes you'd know what the price of fame is so I wait outside to see what I can see and I follow you in through the blinds until you're part of me and I'm waiting yes I'm waiting I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I won't take a photograph cause nothing would be on it and there ain't a dime store novel that I could write from it and I don't wanna sound insane and I don't know what your game is I just wanna seize your brain and see where LA is so lock the house, burn it but save the silver tray but please give daddy that knife back and please throw the gun away I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door there are hollow sounds in the hall of fame and they're haunting me I like people yeah I like people when they're on tv I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage, yeah won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door because I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize me you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie
5.
you sit like a shadow inside a shadow, TV kills another soul you don't know why the phone never rings on Sundays the walls are alive from the light outside, it's like a film inside a film the city's gonna teach you the part one day and you shield your weakness, hey but they know your secret still I feel like dancing with you in systems of silence we turn in a secret ballet all around and between the sounds and the sights the fears will be fading away in systems of silence I just wanna dance all the way right down to the core of the black and the white you live for this city, breeding its illusions with your hands against the wall another day has coached you into surrender you're bleeding its emotions, walking its desires like a dance you can't perform the city's gonna teach you the steps one day, yeah and we've lost our senses, hey but I'll take my chances still I feel like dancing with you in systems of silence we turn in a secret ballet all around and between the sounds and the sights the fears will be fading away in systems of silence I just wanna dance all the way right down to the core of the black and the white and you freeze like they told you and you give yourself up and you reel spread-eagled (hey) still I feel like dancing with you in systems of silence we turn in a secret ballet all around and between the sounds and the sights the fears will be fading away in systems of silence I just wanna dance all the way right down to the core of the black and the white still I feel like dancing with you in systems of silence we turn in a secret ballet all around and between the sounds and the sights the fears will be fading away in systems of silence I just wanna dance all the way right down to the core of the black and the white (systems of silence) oh yeah
6.
it was a different face and a different smile then in a lover's land where lovers kiss, mm it was another place and another time then but the same old plans and promises somewhere I don't know where there's a place for lost time I know I shouldn't go there but I I wanna be where fools rush in I wanna fall in love again I wanna go back to the place where I believe in lost words I wanna lay my soul bare knowing it leads to nowhere and when it's over will there be a next chance, be a next chance looking back to where the end of time ends never knowing what was really there, mm where every end is like a blast of silence (yes it is) that's defeating me from there to here sometime I don't know when I will claim what is mine and I won't be denied when I say I wanna be where fools rush in I wanna fall in love again I wanna run back to the place where I believe in lost words I wanna lay my soul bare knowing it leads to nowhere and when it's over will there be a next chance, be a next chance though love is lonely I'm a fool on lover's lane though it's hurtin' me so bad, only here will I be safe (hey) I wanna be where fools rush in I wanna fall in love again I wanna go back to the place where I believe in lost words I wanna lay my soul bare knowing it leads to nowhere and when it's over will there be a next chance (the next chance) be a next chance I wanna be where fools rush in I wanna fall in love again I wanna run back to the place where I believe in lost words I wanna stand in the door there knowing it leads to nowhere and when it's all over will there be a next chance (the next chance) be a next chance mm, give me one more chance oh yes, one more chance mm.. give me, give me I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride, hey I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride, hey I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride
7.
I don't like your party dress cause this ain't no party you're falling around as if you you know where the ground is you've seen me a thousand times and you know what my name is but if you were in my shoes you'd know what the price of fame is so I wait outside to see what I can see and I follow you in through the blinds until you're part of me and I'm waiting yes I'm waiting I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I won't take a photograph cause nothing would be on it and there ain't a dime store novel that I could write from it and I don't wanna sound insane and I don't know what your game is I just wanna seize your brain and see where LA is so lock the house, burn it but save the silver tray but please give daddy that knife back and please throw the gun away I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door there are hollow sounds in the hall of fame and they're haunting me I like people yeah I like people when they're on tv I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage, yeah won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door because I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize me you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie
8.
you sit like a shadow inside a shadow, TV kills another soul you don't know why the phone never rings on Sundays the walls are alive from the light outside, it's like a film inside a film the city's gonna teach you the part one day and you shield your weakness, hey but they know your secret still I feel like dancing with you in systems of silence we turn in a secret ballet all around and between the sounds and the sights the fears will be fading away in systems of silence I just wanna dance all the way right down to the core of the black and the white you live for this city, breeding its illusions with your hands against the wall another day has coached you into surrender you're bleeding its emotions, walking its desires like a dance you can't perform the city's gonna teach you the steps one day, yeah and we've lost our senses, hey but I'll take my chances still I feel like dancing with you in systems of silence we turn in a secret ballet all around and between the sounds and the sights the fears will be fading away in systems of silence I just wanna dance all the way right down to the core of the black and the white and you freeze like they told you and you give yourself up and you reel spread-eagled (hey) still I feel like dancing with you in systems of silence we turn in a secret ballet all around and between the sounds and the sights the fears will be fading away in systems of silence I just wanna dance all the way right down to the core of the black and the white still I feel like dancing with you in systems of silence we turn in a secret ballet all around and between the sounds and the sights the fears will be fading away in systems of silence I just wanna dance all the way right down to the core of the black and the white (systems of silence) oh yeah
9.
I saw my face in the paper today it said hello to the face that i saw at home then I read a tale of a girl with my name it was not the one that I know, no you shook my hand and you said you understand and you said that you know where I'm coming from but the only place that I've ever been is far, far from known what you say about me stabs me in the heart what you read about me is a shot in the dark I've never been to Memphis I've never seen my good-luck star I've never seen Las Vegas lights laughing at the dark I've never dragged the train of my dress down Elvis Presley Boulevard I've never been to Memphis cross my heart, hm I want to see my name in neon lights cause the words that you write they don't last, my friends they only shine a day at a time and leave stains on my hands, well so what's the use in rolling the dice when you already know how it's gonna fall you think that if you play your cards right you might deal with us all what're gonna do when a seven falls will the rolling thunder scatter all of your cards I've never been to Memphis, no I've never seen my good-luck star I've never seen Las Vegas lights laughing at the dark I've never dragged the train of my dress down Elvis Presley Boulevard I've never been to Memphis cross my heart, cross my heart ooh yes believe me I've never been to Memphis, no no I've never seen my good-luck star, baby I wanna see Las Vegas lights, yeah laughing at the dark I've never dragged the train of my dress down Elvis Presley Boulevard I've never been to Memphis cross my heart, cross my heart I've never been to Memphis, no no no I've never seen my good-luck star, yeah I've never seen Las Vegas lights, yeah laughing at the dark I've never dragged the train of my dress down Elvis Presley Boulevard (yeah) I've never been to Memphis cross my heart, yeah I've never been to Memphis, no no I've never seen my good-luck star (no no) I've never seen Las Vegas lights, yeah laughing at the dark I've never dragged a train of my dress through the Nevada desert sand I've never been to Memphis raise my hand, raise my hand, baby, yeah tell it how it is, c'mon on whoo! cross my heart whow! that's the one - that was the one
10.
I don't like your party dress cause this ain't no party you're falling around as if you you know where the ground is you've seen me a thousand times and you know what my name is but if you were in my shoes you'd know what the price of fame is so I wait outside to see what I can see and I follow you in through the blinds until you're part of me and I'm waiting yes I'm waiting I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I won't take a photograph cause nothing would be on it and there ain't a dime store novel that I could write from it and I don't wanna sound insane and I don't know what your game is I just wanna seize your brain and see where LA is so lock the house, burn it but save the silver tray but please give daddy that knife back and please throw the gun away I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door there are hollow sounds in the hall of fame and they're haunting me I like people yeah I like people when they're on tv I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage, yeah won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door because I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize me you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie don't slam the door I'm eighteen carat garbage parked outside your door won't you recognize my face you've seen me here before I'm eighteen carat garbage won't you hear me out don't wanna be living a lie
11.
it was a different face and a different smile then in a lover's land where lovers kiss, mm it was another place and another time then but the same old plans and promises somewhere I don't know where there's a place for lost time I know I shouldn't go there but I I wanna be where fools rush in I wanna fall in love again I wanna go back to the place where I believe in lost words I wanna lay my soul bare knowing it leads to nowhere and when it's over will there be a next chance, be a next chance looking back to where the end of time ends never knowing what was really there, mm where every end is like a blast of silence (yes it is) that's defeating me from there to here sometime I don't know when I will claim what is mine and I won't be denied when I say I wanna be where fools rush in I wanna fall in love again I wanna run back to the place where I believe in lost words I wanna lay my soul bare knowing it leads to nowhere and when it's over will there be a next chance, be a next chance though love is lonely I'm a fool on lover's lane though it's hurtin' me so bad, only here will I be safe (hey) I wanna be where fools rush in I wanna fall in love again I wanna go back to the place where I believe in lost words I wanna lay my soul bare knowing it leads to nowhere and when it's over will there be a next chance (the next chance) be a next chance I wanna be where fools rush in I wanna fall in love again I wanna run back to the place where I believe in lost words I wanna stand in the door there knowing it leads to nowhere and when it's all over will there be a next chance (the next chance) be a next chance mm, give me one more chance oh yes, one more chance mm.. give me, give me I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride, hey I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride, hey I wanna sing a song about pride I wanna sing a song about pride
12.
I saw my face in the paper today it said hello to the face that i saw at home then I read a tale of a girl with my name it was not the one that I know, no you shook my hand and you said you understand and you said that you know where I'm coming from but the only place that I've ever been is far, far from known what you say about me stabs me in the heart what you read about me is a shot in the dark I've never been to Memphis I've never seen my good-luck star I've never seen Las Vegas lights laughing at the dark I've never dragged the train of my dress down Elvis Presley Boulevard I've never been to Memphis cross my heart, hm I want to see my name in neon lights cause the words that you write they don't last, my friends they only shine a day at a time and leave stains on my hands, well so what's the use in rolling the dice when you already know how it's gonna fall you think that if you play your cards right you might deal with us all what're gonna do when a seven falls will the rolling thunder scatter all of your cards I've never been to Memphis, no I've never seen my good-luck star I've never seen Las Vegas lights laughing at the dark I've never dragged the train of my dress down Elvis Presley Boulevard I've never been to Memphis cross my heart, cross my heart ooh yes believe me I've never been to Memphis, no no I've never seen my good-luck star, baby I wanna see Las Vegas lights, yeah laughing at the dark I've never dragged the train of my dress down Elvis Presley Boulevard I've never been to Memphis cross my heart, cross my heart I've never been to Memphis, no no no I've never seen my good-luck star, yeah I've never seen Las Vegas lights, yeah laughing at the dark I've never dragged the train of my dress down Elvis Presley Boulevard (yeah) I've never been to Memphis cross my heart, yeah I've never been to Memphis, no no I've never seen my good-luck star (no no) I've never seen Las Vegas lights, yeah laughing at the dark I've never dragged a train of my dress through the Nevada desert sand I've never been to Memphis raise my hand, raise my hand, baby, yeah tell it how it is, c'mon on whoo! cross my heart whow! that's the one - that was the one

about

The Garbage Remix album was lovingly put together by Michael Huber, who financed the entire project, album and remix album, and who was my partner for the entire recording and promotion period.
He mostly chose the remixers for this album and i was, and am, pleased with the resuilt. Of course Juniors Systems of silence mix is the bomb, as far as i'm concerned. I performed it recently in New York for the first time and it was just amazing to see the reactions this mix still inspires.
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Including two exclusive Junior Vasquez remixes, Recycled Garbage compiles the rarest and the best of Billie Ray Martin's 18 Carat Garbage dance mixes onto one 12 track release. Exclusive unreleased mixes and edits by Matty Heilbronn and Oliver Moldan. With unreleased mixes and edits by Matty Heilbronn and Oliver Moldan, 6 of these mixes were previously unavailable or vinyl-only.

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released May 1, 2014

Written by:
"18 Carat Garbage": Billie Ray Martin / Jon Tiven / Sally Tiven (Touch Tones Music / Jon Tiven Music, BMI / Sally Tiven Music, ASCAP)
"Where Fools Rush In": Billie Ray Martin / Vinny Vero / Steve Donato (Touch Tones Music / So Hip It Hurts Publishing, ASCAP / unknown)
"I've Never Been To Memphis": Billie Ray Martin / Mark Tschanz (Touch Tones Music / EMI Music Publishing)
"Systems Of Silence": Billie Ray Martin / Fred Jorio (Touch Tones Music / unknown)

lyrics by Billie Ray Martin

01, 08: Remix produced by Junior Vasquez.
02: Remix and additional production by Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn for II Deep Productions / Soulflower Management. Recorded and mixed @ NCP Studios NYC. soulflower@earthlink.net
03: Produced & mixed by Kadel / Finger (Hacienda) at Studio 69, 2001. Guitar played by Loos of BNC. www.hacienda-music.de
04: Remixed by Lunatek for (0)2 Music Ltd.
05: Remixed by Oliver Moldan & G Ernst at Moonchild Studios, Krefeld.
06: Remix and additional production by Felix Huber.
07: Remixed by Ralf "Gum" Benkert & Christian "P" Pfeuffer for J.A.G.S.. Additional Bass by Stefan Hergenröther, Guitar by Christian Pfeuffer.
09: Remixed by O Moldan, B Bukaddor & S Wafzig (World Clique).
10: Remixed by Willi Daubner & Dirk Ewert. Additional Keys by Jan-Eric Kohrs.
11: Remix and additional production by Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn for II Deep Productions / Soulflower Management. Additional Keyboards by James Preston, Live Bass by Gene Perez. Recorded and mixed @ NCP Studios NYC.
12: Remixed by Zerocrop, London. www.zerocrop.com

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