Buffalo

from by Ruth Theodore

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lyrics

i saw you there in your fancy dress with your feet on the chair looking bored to death
i had a brand new pocket with the same old holes and i felt like a whale in a goldfish bowl

and i said ‘let’s send a message into space
tell them we need sugar and a bit more bass
come and wipe your smile across my face
‘cause Buffalo you know you love this place

‘cause there’s nothing to do around here but go hanging round the drink like Buffalo
and death is coming for us all with the force of a ten pin bowling ball

so let’s send a message into space
tell them we need sugar and a bit more bass
come and wipe your smile across my face
oh Buffalo i want to take you home’

i said ‘consider this if no-one knows what could be lurking in those shadows...
and resentment grows between the sheets but out in the open nothing keeps

let me lead you astray
yeah me bury you out there
i want to lead you astray
yeah Buffalo i want to take you home’

you said you’d be gone when morning broke and the sun was warm by the time i woke
so with the words left in my throat i wrote you a poem on a ten pound note

it said ‘this is a message into space
to tell them we need sugar and a bit more bass
but just keep that smile upon your face
and Buffalo Buffalo you’re gonna love this place’

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(C&P Ruth Theodore 2015)

credits

from Cactacus, released September 23, 2016
Words and music by Ruth Theodore

Produced by Todd Sickafoose

Ruth Theodore: Vocals, Guitar, Slide, Piano, Harmonica
Todd Sickafoose: Double Bass & Electric Bass
Mathias Künzli: Drums & Percussion
Wayne Thompson, Neil Thurston, Jigh Ejakpovi: Backing Vocals
Rob Burger: Organ, Accordion, Fujara
Mike Gamble: Electric Guitar
Jenny Scheinman: Violin
Annissa Olsen: Viola
Kelly Quesada: Cello
Tony Glausi: Trumpet

Recorded by Billy Barnett @ Gung-Ho Studio (Eugene Oregon USA) and Todd Sickafoose @ Earycanal.
Additional recording by Ruth Theodore @ River Rat Records and Duncan Thornley @ Map Studio.
Edited and Mixed by Todd Sickafoose @ Earycanal.
Mastered by Alan Douches @ West West Side Music.

All vocal and string arrangements by Ruth Theodore.
Additional arrangement by Todd Sickafoose.

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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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