"Recovery" as written by Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia....
The months go by,
And I don't think of you,
The signal is frail,
An imprint of what you do,

So I turn up the sound,
And you are nowhere,
I have learnt this to my cost.

But I maintain,
In the slow lane,
I maintain,
In the slow lane.

The scent goes by,
Still I smell of you,
You say I cry,
At the merest thought of you,

So you let me down,
To laugh at nothing,
I have learnt this for myself.

But I maintain,
In the slow lane,
I maintain,
In the slow lane.

So I turn up the sound,
And you are nowhere,
I have learnt this to my cost.

But I maintain,
In the slow lane,
I maintain,
In the slow lane.

Turn down the sound,
You are nowhere,
You let me down,
To laugh at nothing.

I have learnt this to my cost,
I have learnt this for myself,
I have learnt this to my cost,
I have learnt this for myself.


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"Recovery" as written by Dean Garcia Toni Halliday

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    General CommentThis should have been released as a single.
    It should have been huge.
    It should be recognised for being what it is - Perfection of this genre.

    Toni's sampled voice at the beginning just sets up the tone along with the drone. Proves unarguably that they are far better than the pretenders to the throne Garbage. Proto my backside! The original and best!! Unfortunately they've split again :_(

    The lyrics are balanced enough to either be about love or drugs. It's difficult to know which, but I'd think it's more the love angle. It's the aftermath and tryin to deal with, understand it and recover. Or that's how I see it anyway.
    xdvron May 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt was released as a single. If you can. track down the ambient version. It will give you chills!!
    xodon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRecovery was the B-Side to Pink Girl With The Blues, which wasn't that great. With Black Delilah, which was also rather much better than the A-Side.
    xdvron November 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI would listen to this song almost studying its composition and structure all the time. I love it. The looped sample over the post-chorus section of her phased vocal swoop fading into the guitar squelch was great. And her distorted distant filtered screaming during the bridge was fierce and the wait it just cuts out into the soft build-up into the chorus. Brilliant. It was my fave song from the Pink Girl Era. The Come Clean version was a little more layered but somehow sounded a bit too polished. I did like the frenetic feedback guitar solo in that version though.

    obviously the "you" in that song was addiction.
    Endymion2013on December 09, 2013   Link

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