Legends That Die

from 18 Carat Garbage by Billie Ray Martin

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lyrics

rats in the basement
the family upstairs

grow, grow
tall as can be for the family
on the fourth floor, oh
everyone here will have love for sale

today the stars are on the ground
the girl is on the game
if she don't get a job
she won't be back to play

rats in the basement
the family upstairs
food on the table
and strangers that swear
doves in the attic
and dogs on the stairs
legends that die
and live again

wait, see
peroxide and pearls oh they come and go
a knock on the door, oh-hoh
who is outside
is the dog all right

dad's on the floor, these crumbling stairs
are no solid ground
heroes never fall
legends never found

the rats in the basement
the family upstairs
food on the table
and strangers that swear
doves in the attic
and dogs on the stairs
legends that die
and live again

won't you come back again and take her hand
won't you come back again and take her hand
help them to understand what makes a man
and if they don't mind tell them to find

rats in the basement
the family upstairs
food on the table
and strangers that swear
doves in the attic
and dogs on the stairs
legends that die
and live again

rats in the basement
the family upstairs
food on the table
and strangers that swear
doves in the attic
and dogs on the stairs
legends that die
and live again
they live again

credits

from 18 Carat Garbage, released April 21, 2014
written by Billie Ray Martin / Caroline Mackendricks (Touch Tones Music / Copyright Control, PRS)
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
pedal steel guitar: BJ Cole
additional recording at White Noise and Luna Studios, Hamburg

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