Psychosis & The Willow

from by Ruth Theodore

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lyrics

The wind blows in the Willows limbs
that stroke my skin and wake me.
And though I do not mean to go
I know he’s come to take me.

He lowers his crook neck down to the deck
where the buck stops, and with laughter drops
a tow rope at my feet for me to tie it in to sailors knots.
And then he weaves me a path of leaves
that seems to beckon me in but as swiftly,
I feel a cruel wind fill his sails
as he lifts his veil as if to kiss me,
and says:

“I’ve felt you wander from my inches to my feet
as I in turn have burned a hole in every single sheet
that you have been beneath, but are we consciously discreet?
Or just all the more perceptive in detecting our deceit?
As the cold hearts of our body parts go hunting in the heat
we pass each other in the dark but never seem to meet”.

Now fingers first I climb his scales like I was blind and he was braille.
And down my back the tow rope trails like a veil.
‘Cause its only when you’re trying to stay afloat that you find the cracks in yourself.
I said it only when you’re trying to stay afloat that you find the cracks in yourself.

A sound crawls from my open mouth
that tries drown his voices out,
but falls unheard into the dirty water.
And around my throat the tow rope slacks
and then tightens. And it all goes black
‘Cause I’m hung like a bat from a knot in his back
and as he stirs
he says
“Can you hear the birds?”

“Now left blinking in the blackness you must await the eager spurs
of the hungry hunched and haunted landing lightly on my burns.
A sure sign that soon enough this hunt will gather speed
and digits deep as buried teeth will tear at chunks of meat.
And every piece of eye or heart on which I cannot feast
I’ll leave for the vultures and heavy bellied fall to sleep”.

And then I wake to creases on my face
and fingers full of splinters.
How will I last another night?
Never mind another winter.

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from Dear Lamp Love Moth, released June 10, 2013

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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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