Hello, Hold On!

from 18 Carat Garbage by Billie Ray Martin

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lyrics

hello!
why are there footprints on the wall
and w-oh hello!
tissues and tears on the floor

and why does the sun hang so low in the sky
it pries through the blinds and the walls have long shadows

hold on!
there's no spirit in your sadness
hold on!
there is method in your madness
and no honey, you're not insane
just Jackson Pollock in your brain
so come on hold on to your madness too

hello!
you need a script just to talk
and w-oh hello!
there ain't a bomb you won't drop

but you're not the only one
who will stalk his own mind
the blind lead the blind
and the gods have long faces

hold on!
there's no spirit in your sadness
hold on!
there is method in your madness
and now that you stand accused
there's only you and Howard Hughes
so come on hold on
to your madness too

oh you
you are the soul of the asylum
celebrate your creation
come on

hold on!
there's no spirit in your sadness
hold on!
there is method in your madness
and now that you stand accused
there's only you and Howard Hughes
so come on hold on to your madness

hold on!
there's no spirit in your sadness
hold on, yeah!
there is method in your madness
and no honey you're not insane, ha ha!
just Jackson Pollock in your brain
so come on hold on to your madness too

credits

from 18 Carat Garbage, released April 21, 2014
written by Billie Ray Martin / Caroline Mackendricks / BJ Cole (Touch Tones Music / Copyright Control, PRS / Universal Music)
lyrics by Billie Ray Martin

produced & arranged by Felix Huber and Billie Ray Martin
mixed by Mike Nielsen at Soundgarden, Hamburg

The Memphis Rhythm Section:
organ: Marvell Thomas
drums: Steve Potts
bass: Jimmi Kinard
guitar: Willie M. Toles III
recorded at House Of Blues Studios, Memphis
recording engineer: William C Brown III

backing vocals performed by Ann Peebles, Carla Thomas and Billie Ray Martin
Ann Peebles' and Carla Thomas' vocals recorded at By Faith Studio, Memphis
vocal recording engineer: Paul Brown

piano, additional keyboards & programming: Felix Huber
additional recording at White Noise and Luna Studios, Hamburg

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