Are You Loathsome Tonight acapella vocal

from Are you loathsome tonight (Demo and Vocal Stems) by Billie Ray Martin

subscriber exclusive


This is a song written some years ago. Vaguely about 'Who's afraid of Virginia Wolf'. As if I haven't written enough lyrics with this movie as it's theme. It was once part of my 'where tweak meets country twang', 'Nashville meets Duesseldorf' phase. I can't think of the best production for it, so ... have fun. It should remain in it's current tempo and vocal arrangement. IMPORTANT NOTE: The guitar is a scrap guitar and NOT TO BE USED in the production. It is only there to indicate chords, pace, arrangement. Feel free to send me the results, and please, do consult me, if you would like to make your results public in any form.


are you loathsome tonight?

again the sun is sinking low
it’s been burning hot all day
you turn around and then you say:
i guess it looks like rain

i feel the heat i watch your pace
i feel savagely ignored
i feel the dust settle like lead
and heaven knows i’m bored

tonight are you loathsome
are you loatsome tonight

tonight are you loathsome
are you loatsome tonight

i knew it would be dinner time
the story’s getting old
and i wonder will the taste grow stale
before the food is cold

when nobless wanes tristesse remains
like liz and richard knew
so why don’t we pull the last damn straw and finish
what those two couldn’t do

tonight are you loathsome
are you loathsome tonight

tonight are you loathsome
are you loatsome tonight

i don't know why you're so tired
we're not done for the day


from Are you loathsome tonight (Demo and Vocal Stems), released May 15, 2015
All rights: Billie Ray Martin
written by: Billie Ray Martin
Demo Guitar: Steve Honest


all rights reserved



Billie Ray Martin Berlin, Germany

"Billie Ray Martin is one of the living legends in modern music history and one of the best voices on planet earth."
DJ Hell
"Billie Ray Martin is an absolute revelation."
K.Hollings, The Wire
Billie Ray Martin: "I'm a kid from Hamburg’s red-light district, who wanted to be a soul singer, but ended up playing repetitive machine music, while still trying to be a soul singer"
... more


contact / help

Contact Billie Ray Martin

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Report this track or account

If you like Billie Ray Martin, you may also like: