The Carcass And The Pride

from by Ruth Theodore

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lyrics

the land is left with
the stretch marks of a summer that
somewhere far away still beats down upon her
but what’s wrong and right here
is black and white as skin
so if water cleanses us of sin
then it’s a good thing the rain is coming

‘cause i have lived nights not even the cactus could survive
and all the fireflies they were burned alive
now i am the Carcass and you are the Pride
but it was suicide
yeah i am the Carcass and you are the Pride
but it was suicide

so set light to this song
when i’m gone
set light to this song
when i’m gone

beyond the acacia tree
we lie beneath
is the biggest stretch of blue sky i’ve ever seen
but what’s wrong and right here
is black and white as skin
so if water cleanses us of sin
then it’s a good thing the rain is coming

so set light to this song
when i’m gone
set light to this song
when i’m gone
‘cause i am the Carcass and you are the Pride
but it was suicide
yeah i am the Carcass and you are the Pride
but it was suicide

and the land is left with
the stretch marks of a summer that
somewhere far away still beats down upon her
but what’s wrong and right here
is black and white as skin
so if water cleanses us of sin
then it’s a good thing the rain is coming

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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