Kissing In Traffic

from by Ruth Theodore

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lyrics

Oh benny bear the soul you cage
there’s barely been a night
i’ve not played a show til late and stayed
awake to watch you drive
so i’m nothing love if not
on your side
through this howling wind that’s travelling
wherever you decide

‘cause i used to live for night life
now there’s nothing quite like
sitting at a red light
caught in your stare
knowing that i’m going nowhere
cause as luck would have it
there’s something magic
about kissing in traffic
so send up a flare
cause i swear we might yeah
we might be getting somewhere

but benny listen to me
i’m still shaking off the mud
from a love that all but buried me
a love that beat me up
but i’ve got nothing love
if not guts
so no howling wind is scaring us
oh come and pick me up

‘cause i used to live for night life
now there’s nothing quite like
sitting at a red light
caught in your stare
knowing that i’m going nowhere
cause as luck would have it
there’s something magic
about kissing in traffic
so send up a flare
cause i swear we might yeah
we might be getting somewhere



‘cause ounce for ounce
it’s the best seat in the house
so pick me up pick me up
yeah and i’ll give it up
sadness can eat my dust
eat my dust eat my dust

(if we’re short of space this could finish here… if not….continue)

Oh benny bear the soul you cage
there’s barely been a night
i’ve not played a show til late and stayed
awake to watch you drive

yeah cause ounce for ounce
it’s the best seat in the house
so pick me up pick me up
yeah and i’ll give it up
sadness can eat my dust
eat my dust eat my dust

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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