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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

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from Billie Ray Martin presents Sonnenstahl: Crime & Punishment, released May 11, 2014
written by Billie Ray Martin / Fred Jorio (Touch Tones Music / Copyright Control)
produced by Billie Ray Martin / Bill Lee / 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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