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lyrics

“Oh where do the feelings go when they die?”
Cries a marionette to a hole in the sky.
“Will all I hold closest change before I notice?
Like the stars alive in the past?

Just like the stars alive in the past.
Hanging on their strings.
Poor things, poor things.
Give me a length of time and a way with gravity
and I will bind her hands and ask him to carry me,
back to my old flame, my ball and chain,
up to the stars alive in the past.

‘Cause either you remind me of someone
or I’ve stared so long I’ve become one.
Bolted and boarded, borrowed and haunted
and hollow now as
empty houses.

A tooth for a tooth an eye for an eye!”
Cries the marionette to the hole in the sky.
“Make me part of the process ‘cause I’ve aged before I’ve noticed.
Like the stars alive in the past.

I’m just like the stars alive in the past.
Hanging from my strings.
Poor strings, poor strings.
I’ve got a waistline and a date with gravity.
I like his low notes and I go where they carry me,
back to my old ways, my cool phase,
up to the stars alive in the past -

Where I’d ride the arcades too.
When I’d dance to anything and be a fool for you
darlin’. Back in my youth
when I gave you eyes the size of balloons!
balloons!
But now what’s the use?
To move we must balance and to balance move
and balloons were made to stray and drift away,
up to the stars alive in the past.

Up to the stars alive in the past.
Tugging at their strings.
Wild things, wild things.
Give them an inch and they’ll turn their backs to me.
If I give them a mile and they’ll come around to me.
So give me a rope and I’ll swing,
give me a hope and I’ll scream to the stars alive in the past -

That the child in me has a hand gun
and she’s holding me for a ransom
she says
oh fuckin hell, you don’t look too well
didn’t you know that empty houses
have ghosts?
And they don’t come out til
after dark, and they
don’t come out in my photographs.

On one hand I can be pulling myself forward.
On the either I’m just cutting myself slack.
I’ve got to wonder what there is I can move towards,
if everything’s moving back in time.

Old flame.
My old love. Keeps
churning out a light
that can never catch me up.
Like a struck string
kept shaking in its resonance,
the echo of a love
can love out live its presence.
And the heart can race
from the moment it is struck
but a true feeling like a bruise
is always slower to show up.
Oh poor thing

Wouldn’t change where it comes from.
Not for all of the lights in London.
So leave it undisturbed as dust for long enough
cause thats my love.

Still I’d like to pretend I have better friends,
and ways to spend the early hours
than to get some sleep”.

credits

from Dear Lamp Love Moth, released June 10, 2013
All words, music and arrangement by Ruth Theodore.

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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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