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Pluto puffs out his chest
takes a deep breath and says

Eris it would be nice 
if we could have some time alone
but i know what it's like i've got moons of my own
and they circle me so close
as though they'll sneak beneath the skin
still i can't tell if they're drawn to me
or if i'm pulling them in
oh Solar stupid System
stupid Rule of Gravity
can't they all just turn the other way
and you be drawn to me?

when the sky wraps us tight 
in a blanket of light
that renders us lovers
until the truth nestles in 
in the dead of the night
and steals all the covers
but before i loose my nerve 
as he creeps up beside you
before he crawls in 
and curls up inside you
and i finally fall to bits
giz a kiss Eris

thirty-nine times 
as far from the sun as Earth
and only two-thousandths of the size
Pluto must rely on his mind
being only one thousand 
four hundred miles wide

so he tells her a joke he heard 
about Mother Earth
and all her living cells
that are making their own craters
and spying on themselves
until they're rolling round the sky
but careful not to make a sound
cause if she hears them laugh 
she'll cry and if she cries 
she drowns
oh foolish clown thinks Pluto
looking down on his own empty ground
she must have quite a weight to carry round

and the sky wraps them tight 
in a blanket of light
that renders them lovers
until the truth nestles in 
in the dead of the night
and steals all the covers
and he raises his eyes 
with that feeling of sinking
of what on Mother fucking 
Earth was he thinking? 
of finally falling to bits
and it's only a kiss 
Eris

but Eris the gracious
and misleadingly friendly
smiles with warmth and says
firmly but tenderly

Pluto please go and get some sleep
i've got to be up early in the morning
and your tambourine just can't keep the time
so if in the dark someone steals my heart
however hard your shaking
your tambourine just won't keep its beat
from racing

plus the over-thinking 
over-complicating
Pluto has a habit of exaggerating 
of making
white holes of mole hills
so it's sort of funny and it sort of isn't
how he can't make plans 
or simple decisions those
white holes of mole hills
and the harder he tries 
the harder he finds it to stop
and the harder it gets 
the harder it gets
to watch

but Pluto un-ruffles his feathers
pulls himself together and says

oh Eris it would be nice 
if we could have some time alone
but i know what it's like 
i've got moons of my own
and not for the length of your legs 
or because you
mean more to me now 
than the heavens above do
but because i love you 
to bits
giz a kiss Eris

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from White Holes Of Mole Hills, released February 15, 2010

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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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