You Can't Help Who You Love (Single Release)

by Ruth Theodore

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You Can't Help Who You Love is the first single release from 'Cactacus' the anticipated fourth record from british musician Ruth Theodore. Recorded in Oregon, USA with renowned producer Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell/Ani Difranco)

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released June 10, 2016

Words and music by Ruth Theodore
Produced by Todd Sickafoose

Ruth Theodore: Guitar, Vocals
Wayne Thompson, Jigh Ejakpovi and Neil Thurston: Backing Vocals
Todd Sickafoose: Double Bass
Mathias Kunzli: Drums and Percussion
Tony Glausi: Trumpet
Mike Gamble: Electric Guitar

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Ruth Theodore London

New record 'Cactacus', produced by Todd Sickafoose, release 23rd September 2016!

Ruth taught herself guitar as a busker, going on to share a stage with award winning artists such as Ani Difranco, Chastity Brown, Nick Harper. Releasing 5 records to date receiving high praise from The Guardian, BBC Radio3 & BBC6music.
Ruth can also be found playing crazy eastern european Violin in dark corners.
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Track Name: You Can't Help Who You Love
YOU CAN'T HELP WHO YOU LOVE

over loads of under tones pull you into the throws
of hopes and dreams and no
you can't help who you love
despite all your genius
when that rooster crows oh heaven knows
you can't help who you love
you can’t help who you love

enter swarms no herds of birds and bees like you wouldn't believe
and still the thought of these makes you weak in the knees
and her touch could make you blush
yeah light up like a lantern cause
you can't help who you love
you can’t help who you love

you can't help so you love
and you love and you love and you love and you love
so you love and you love
and you love and you love

sweeping feelings under rugs
and then one day you’re slamming door and passing bucks
just like everyone does
and drained as leaves in tea cups
you're making up from storms with hugs
you can't help who you love
you can't help who you love

finding lumps in thunderbolts and lightning strikes
the grip of a nightmare grasps you tight and
life goes bump in the night
and its sickness come to frighten us
take me take me you’ll beg you’ll plead

you can't help so you love
and you love and you love and you love and you love
so you love and you love
and you love and you love

finding comfort in strangers voices in angels
you’re told you’re too close to turn to
and thats when they hurt you
yeah that when they push you away
it’s cruel life and its strength is such
you hate its guts
you care so much
you can't help who you love
you can’t help who you love

And so you nod your head
behind the scenes
like you know what it all means
keep things sterile clean
and although you’ve never been
one to believe all that new age stuff
you thank your stars that someone does
you can't help so you love
and you love and you love
and you love and you love

so you love
and you love and you love
and you love

skin as pale as paper thin
that you’re injecting in once glowed
now at best you s’pose that you cushion the blows
cause you know as well and those drips and drugs
that you do not ease it nothing does

day to day
dawn to dusk
life to death
dust to dust

you can't help who you love
you can’t help who you love
you just love who you love
you just love who you love
so just love who you love


(C&P Ruth Theodore 2016)