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I look into your eyes
it's a shadow on my wall
and shadows of your smile
will be all I can recall
all inventions
of my own perfection

passing the time
every night
imitation of life
and the days go by (yeah)

I gaze into the night
it's a feeling that I find
the first time that you smiled
is the last thing on my mind, oh yes
sweet salvation
from my weak foundations

all of the time
so many lies
imitation of life
and the days go by
passing the time
every night
imitation of life
and the dreams go by

(oh) I look into your eyes
it's a shadow on my wall
and shadows of your smile
will be all I can recall
all inventions
from my own perfection

passing the time
so many lies (yes)
all of it mine
all of the time
imitation of life
and the days go by

oh I'm passing the time
every night, yes
imitation of life
and the dreams go by

passing the time
so many lies
all of it mine

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from Deadline For My Memories (with german and american bonus tracks), released April 6, 2014
written by Billie Ray Martin/Eric Kupper (Touch Tones Music)
lyrics & melodies by Billie Ray Martin
produced by Brian Transeau for 7PM Management
executive producer: Billie Ray Martin
vocal production, vocal arrangements & additional production by Billie Ray Martin
mixed by Brian Transeau for 7PM Management & Billie Ray Martin at Eden
mix engineer: Paul Gomersall
recorded at Eden Studios
recording engineer: Adrian Scarff

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