Sold Life - EP

by Billie Ray Martin & Hard Ton

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I was a straight girl Living in a simple world I worked nine to five For a straight and narrow life And then you worked my nerve Turned my head and shook my world Now I work overtime For a sold life Sold life I was sold from the moment I saw you I was a seven for seven straight on the line Now I’m a fool for you Sold life I was haunted from the moment I saw you I was never so sad in all my life Now I’m a slave for you I was tired and bound Silence is a deadly song This is a cruel time Walking on a narrow line You know I phantasize I’m hiding in the neon lights I’m unidentified For a sold life Sold life I was sold from the moment I saw you I was a seven for seven straight on the line Now I’m a fool for you Sold life I was haunted from the moment I saw you I was never so sad in all my life Now I’m a slave for you
2.
Fantasy girl You make my dreams come true When I see you moving I don't know what to do When night falls Feeling I can't help myself I dream of you again Don't you know I dream about you girl Fantasy girl you come into my world At nighttime You come alive Visions of you (visions of you) Dancing in my brain (dancing in my brain) You gotta let me hold you (you gotta let me hold you) Cause you're driving me insane (drive me insane) I feel your hand (I feel your hand) All over me (all over me) You feel so fine (you feel so fine) Oh girl I wish you were mine (girl I wish you were mine) Don't you know I dream about you girl Fantasy girl you come into my world At nighttime You come alive Don't you know I dream about you girl Fantasy girl you come into my world At nighttime You come alive Fantasy, girl
3.
Fantasy girl You make my dreams come true When I see you moving I don't know what to do When night falls Feeling I can't help myself I dream of you again Don't you know I dream about you girl Fantasy girl you come into my world At nighttime You come alive Visions of you (visions of you) Dancing in my brain (dancing in my brain) You gotta let me hold you (you gotta let me hold you) Cause you're driving me insane (drive me insane) I feel your hand (I feel your hand) All over me (all over me) You feel so fine (you feel so fine) Oh girl I wish you were mine (girl I wish you were mine) Don't you know I dream about you girl Fantasy girl you come into my world At nighttime You come alive Don't you know I dream about you girl Fantasy girl you come into my world At nighttime You come alive Fantasy, girl
4.
Fantasy girl You make my dreams come true When I see you moving I don't know what to do When night falls Feeling I can't help myself I dream of you again Don't you know I dream about you girl Fantasy girl you come into my world At nighttime You come alive Visions of you (visions of you) Dancing in my brain (dancing in my brain) You gotta let me hold you (you gotta let me hold you) Cause you're driving me insane (drive me insane) I feel your hand (I feel your hand) All over me (all over me) You feel so fine (you feel so fine) Oh girl I wish you were mine (girl I wish you were mine) Don't you know I dream about you girl Fantasy girl you come into my world At nighttime You come alive Don't you know I dream about you girl Fantasy girl you come into my world At nighttime You come alive Fantasy, girl
5.
I was a straight girl Living in a simple world I worked nine to five For a straight and narrow life And then you worked my nerve Turned my head and shook my world Now I work overtime For a sold life Sold life I was sold from the moment I saw you I was a seven for seven straight on the line Now I’m a fool for you Sold life I was haunted from the moment I saw you I was never so sad in all my life Now I’m a slave for you I was tired and bound Silence is a deadly song This is a cruel time Walking on a narrow line You know I phantasize I’m hiding in the neon lights I’m unidentified For a sold life Sold life I was sold from the moment I saw you I was a seven for seven straight on the line Now I’m a fool for you Sold life I was haunted from the moment I saw you I was never so sad in all my life Now I’m a slave for you
6.
I was a straight girl Living in a simple world I worked nine to five For a straight and narrow life And then you worked my nerve Turned my head and shook my world Now I work overtime For a sold life Sold life I was sold from the moment I saw you I was a seven for seven straight on the line Now I’m a fool for you Sold life I was haunted from the moment I saw you I was never so sad in all my life Now I’m a slave for you I was tired and bound Silence is a deadly song This is a cruel time Walking on a narrow line You know I phantasize I’m hiding in the neon lights I’m unidentified For a sold life Sold life I was sold from the moment I saw you I was a seven for seven straight on the line Now I’m a fool for you Sold life I was haunted from the moment I saw you I was never so sad in all my life Now I’m a slave for you
7.
I was a straight girl Living in a simple world I worked nine to five For a straight and narrow life And then you worked my nerve Turned my head and shook my world Now I work overtime For a sold life Sold life I was sold from the moment I saw you I was a seven for seven straight on the line Now I’m a fool for you Sold life I was haunted from the moment I saw you I was never so sad in all my life Now I’m a slave for you I was tired and bound Silence is a deadly song This is a cruel time Walking on a narrow line You know I phantasize I’m hiding in the neon lights I’m unidentified For a sold life Sold life I was sold from the moment I saw you I was a seven for seven straight on the line Now I’m a fool for you Sold life I was haunted from the moment I saw you I was never so sad in all my life Now I’m a slave for you

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This release for a real labour of love and i wish it had received a little more attention. We came together in Italy three times to write and mix Sold Life and it took a lot of work.
Hard Ton are very talented people and I'm thrilled to have worked with them. Phantasy Girl was spontaneous. I did not want to stop singing yet and said: Let's do this song, and just recorded the vocal.

The teaming-up of Billie Ray Martin and Hard Ton is a match made in a parallel universe. Their common love for old-school Chicago and Detroit House and Techno brought them together in an attempt to pay tribute whilst creating something of the future.

The Billie/Hard Ton penned song “Sold Life” and the cover version of Pierre's Pfantasy Club classic track “Fantasy Girl” find Hard Ton doing what they do best - making classic house music. For Billie Ray Martin too it is a return to her classic house beginnings and a nod to her famed Electribe 101 roots.

Hard Ton's Max adds his 'Sylvester'-style vocals to the mix with restraint and style.

The remix of “Fantasy Girl” by Snuff Crew with its anthemic piano vibe takes this release to yet another level. Luke Solomon's mixes of “Sold life” add a more experimental approach, whilst being floor slammers.

Billie Ray Martin and Hard Ton: more Diva than Crawford and Davis in one package.

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released April 25, 2011

"Sold Life" written by Billie Ray Martin (Touch Tones Music), Max Bastasi, Mauro Copeta

"Fantasy Girl" written by D.J. Pierre

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