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the pace of life is disappointing
so tie me up cause it takes too long
the pace of life is disappointing
so hit me hard cause I ain't that strong
and you better relieve me of my senses
cause they waste away in the time it takes to find out what's wrong

you've gotta pick up the pace 24 hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heartbeat, oh yeah
better pick up the pace 24 hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heartbeat, oh yeah
oh yeah

deliver me from your deadly silence
that breeds inside when you hold my tongue
I'd shout out my gentleness and violence
if I only knew how this thing is done
for in the sunrise the bird eats fire
and the flames are five times around the world before the morning's done

you've gotta pick up the pace 24 hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heartbeat, oh yeah, hey hey
better pick up the pace 24 hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heartbeat, oh yeah
oh yeah

for a single high-speed moment
we'll let her feet run away, feet run away, feet run away
and when we zoom in on the freeze-frame
she'll break right down, down, hey hey

(hey hey hey yeah)
[you've] gotta pick up the pace 24 hours a day
huh, for just another motherless heartbeat, ooh yeah
better pick up the pace 24 hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heartbeat, oh hey
better pick up the pace 24 hours a day, hey
hey, for just another motherless heartbeat, yeah
gotta pick up the pace 24 hours a day
oh, for just another motherless heartbeat, oh yeah
oh yeah yeah, huh

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from Billie Ray Martin presents Sonnenstahl: Crime & Punishment, released May 11, 2014
written by Billie Ray Martin / Vinny Vero (Touch Tones Music / So Hip It Hurts Publishing (ASCAP))
produced by Billie Ray Martin and Vinny Vero for So Hip It Hurts Productions
vocal recording engineer: Steve Donato for Night Sky Productions
vocals recorded at Night Sky Studios, NYC
mix engineer: Steve Barkan for Platinum Audio Associates, NYC
assistant mix engineer: Nikos Teneketzis
mixed at Mystic Studios, NYC
keyboards by Vinny Vero, programming by Bill Lee
executive producers: Anthony Sanfilippo and Vinny Vero for So Hip It Hurts Productions

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