READ ONLY MEMORY

Format: LP/CD
Released: April 1991
Label: Mind snd Media
Catalogue: MM2000

Artist: Read Only Memory
Lyrics: Martin Hall, Aud Wilken
Music: Martin Hall
Produced and designed by Martin Hall

INDEX

1. Sacrifice 5:28
2. Coil of Love 3:08
3. White Fever 3:37
4. Sublimation 3:16
5. Dividing Line 0:30
6. Colour of the Moon 3:54
7. Compulsion 7:13
8. Sacrifice (Reprise) 3:49

LYRICS

Sacrifice

In the heart of the city
In the heart of the night
There’s a rhythm of reason
There’s a rhythm inside

Love is a sacrifice
It’s like a sacrifice

In the cries and the whispers
In the call of the night
Everything has its reason
And everything has its price

Coil of Love

You
You’re on my mind
I looked and I found
I know you’re the one

You
You’re on my mind
My heart has gone blind
It only knows you

Now I’m my own person
And that’s so much that it’s a pleasure to share it
If the world was all empty
Then I don’t think I could bear it
It’s not that I wanna own you
It’s just that I wanna de-alone you
It’s not that I wanna hold you too tight

You
You’re on my mind
I looked and I found
I know you’re the one

Now I can remember
How my early days would be all insane
Going wild, to the limit
To get this feeling again

White Fever

There’s only one pain left in the mirror
There’s only one word left on the wall
There’s only one good reason for living
There’s only thing left to recall

It keeps me burning on
Like a fever
It keeps me burning on
Like a fire inside

Now here’s a song for the brain and the heartache
And here’s a song for the love on the way
We’re born alone in a world of tomorrow
We’re born alone but we ain’t gonna stay

It keeps me burning on
Like a fever
It keeps me burning on
Like a fire inside

It’s burning on

I see a face in the mirror, a face that I call me
I see the tracks in my face of the 20th century
I’ve got a pain deep inside, a pain that isn’t new
I got a scar in my heart of the things I’ve been through

Now there’s a bad moon rising, it’s rising on the sky
I got the angel of anger walking by my side
I’ve found a way to survive, a way to spend my time
‘Cause I’ve heard about the future and I’m gonna make it mine

Colour of the Moon

And I’m taking
And Im faking
And I’m waiting for my soul to awaken
Sudden taking
That’s why I’m faking
And I’m waiting for my thoughts to awaken

So don’t you wonder why?
I’m changing the ways now
And wonder why
I’m cleaning my heart know
And wonder why
I’m taking a step now
And wonder why

Honest like a core
Honest like a tune
Honest like the colour of the moon
‘Cause it stays, yea it stays
Clear as every truth
Clear as every leaf
Clean as any longing of belief
‘Cause it stays, yea it stays

So don’t you wonder why?
I’m cleaning my heart now
And wonder why
I’m taking a step now
And wonder why
I’m well on the way now
And wonder why
I’m healing my heart now
I wonder why

I wonder why
I wonder when
I’m gonna be clean again

Compulsion

Tell the tale
Tell it one more time
Under my skin

INFO

Musicians

Aud Wilken: vocals
Martin Hall: backing vocals, instruments

Recorded and mixed at Mind and Media, winter 1990–1991.

Info

The Read Only Memory project was entitled so in reference to the data concept, indicating that there was no access to the group. This meant that the duo gave no interviews and performed no concerts.

Read Only Memory’s work was based on Martin Hall’s production and Aud Wilken’s vocals and was the continuation of their collaboration since they recorded the song “Brainwash” for the The Hall of Mirrors music cassette in 1989 (see tab). The duo also released the single “All the Way Down”.

Wilken has appeared on several Hall projects as both lead and backing vocalist. She performs several tracks on his 1990 album Imperfect and has contributed to the two Irma Victoria albums The Rainbow Theatre (1990) and Phantasmagoria (1994).

ROM BACK 1991