Systems Of Silence

from 18 Carat Garbage by Billie Ray Martin

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lyrics

you sit like a shadow inside a shadow, TV kills another soul
you don't know why the phone never rings on Sundays
the walls are alive from the light outside, it's like a film inside a film
the city's gonna teach you the part one day

and you shield your weakness, hey
but they know your secret

still I feel like dancing with you in systems of silence
we turn in a secret ballet all around and between the sounds and the sights
the fears will be fading away in systems of silence
I just wanna dance all the way right down to the core of the black and the white

you live for this city, breeding its illusions with your hands against the wall
another day has coached you into surrender
you're bleeding its emotions, walking its desires like a dance you can't perform
the city's gonna teach you the steps one day, yeah

and we've lost our senses, hey
but I'll take my chances

still I feel like dancing with you in systems of silence
we turn in a secret ballet all around and between the sounds and the sights
the fears will be fading away in systems of silence
I just wanna dance all the way right down to the core of the black and the white

and you freeze like they told you
and you give yourself up
and you reel spread-eagled (hey)

still I feel like dancing with you in systems of silence
we turn in a secret ballet all around and between the sounds and the sights
the fears will be fading away in systems of silence
I just wanna dance all the way right down to the core of the black and the white

still I feel like dancing with you in systems of silence
we turn in a secret ballet all around and between the sounds and the sights
the fears will be fading away in systems of silence
I just wanna dance all the way right down to the core of the black and the white

(systems of silence) oh yeah

credits

from 18 Carat Garbage, released April 21, 2014
written by Billie Ray Martin / Fred Jorio (Touch Tones Music / unknown)
lyrics by Billie Ray Martin

produced & arranged by Felix Huber and Billie Ray Martin
mixed by Mike Nielsen at Soundgarden, Hamburg
bass: Nils Kacirek
drums: Lars Deutrich
all other instruments: Felix Huber
spoken words by Daniel Dodd
recorded at White Noise, Luna and Soundgarden Studios, Hamburg

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