Scavengers

from by Ruth Theodore

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lyrics

i head back from the firing line
you win this time
but i am indestructible too sunshine
so run rings around me a thousand times
and still the trouble is
you rich kids
you never put your mouths where your money is
all this talk about spines
just to roll up like porcupines

and it’s so absurd
when i feed the birds
you say I'm encouraging the scavengers
but as foragers and gatherers
we should know by now
we're a polished act
that any politician looking too relaxed
behind our backs
is acting like an alley cat fighting over scraps
and when you say scavengers
you mean us buskers and travellers
us daydreamers and imaginers

oh yeah i dream that one of these days
the wolves you’ve raised
are swallowed up by a blaze
of dancing flames

‘cause your fate is in the hands of
of those you think you're better than but
when caught between finger and thumb
i’ll be the one throwing you crumbs

but if i had the time that time affords
i'd be a pretty little body on a body board
bobbing back and forth
wondering what the worry's for
i’d be like “who cares what the trouble is
when the trouble is
where everybody else lives
in the bins and burrows and the bushes?”
but i’m a dab hand where i am
yeah i’m a river rodent with a rowboat tan
and you’re in my home
so you can eat your own words straight off the bone
cause the trouble is you rich kids
you never put your mouths where your money is
all this talk about spines
just to roll up like porcupines

and i dream that one of these days
the wolves you’ve raised
are swallowed up by a blaze
of dancing flames

but would you just listen to us two squabbling birds
fighting over who gets the
final

word

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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