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an arm around the shoulder
can easily creep around the neck
and like more and more
the more you struggle
the tighter it gets
and more often than not
it'll stop at a head-lock
where it's the hardest to define
who's been holding who up
for all this time

i said its in my interest to keep you afloat
cause you and I are in the same boat
where there's lots to be said for avoiding the question
but if our voices wrestle round the walls of this vessel
we're missing sunsets
will we ever learn?

that the more we pin the corners down
the more they fly away
but the more we had to sit and talk
the less I had to say
now even I know you and I
or something must be done
when you can see the water rise
from whoever's side you're on.


Friendly I'm not proud of this.
But it's my side of the story
and that all it is.
And strangely
everywhere I've been,
it seems the truth will not come out
until the water's coming in.

so clearly i was in the wrong
and quickly loosing virtue
and sealing up the leaks with
what you don't know doesn't hurt you
instead of facing facts i turned my back and
suddenly everyone had something
they were trying to pin on me.


Send me when you can.
I wake up and don't know where I am.
And though I don't know
where I'd say I've been,
You know I'd contact you tomorrow
but for the trouble you said I'm in.

cause i tried to run from a pack of wolves
through a fog as thick as thieves
and hide inside a pack of lies
from the police.
and for a moment there i'd swear i was
impossible to spot
cause some of them were white
and some of them were

I Hope you get this, this time.
This is the third time I've tried.


Friendly bless your heart.
Some days I bear it and some days I can't
that I'm bad for you Friendly
I've always been.
Funny how the truth will not come out
until the water's coming in

and how i always knew my trail
would be dismantled and disputed
and eventually I'd run aground
and out of excuses
and of my mind and of your sight
now i'm impossible to spot
and some of us are white
and some of us are not

I hope you get this in time.
This is the last time I'll write.


Friendly I made you these.
Wish I was coming home
I'm sorry oh forgive me please.
Though I don't know
where they’ll say I've been,
I know you'd contact me tomorrow
but for the trouble they say I'm in.

you'd contact me tomorrow but for the trouble.
and you'd say
hey where you trying to run to?
i don't hold a grudge or a gun to your head
just tell me when you're wearing thin.
and if its all just a bit of fun for you
can't walk away after all you're done for
you'd say and I'd tell you i was wearing thin
and that nothing can tell you
what a fool I've been
quite like how you're gonna feel
when this all starts sinking in
cause it's bad for you Friendly
its always been
the truth should not come out
until the water's coming in
the truth should not come out
until the water's coming in


from White Holes Of Mole Hills, released February 15, 2010


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Ruth established her own unique sound and signature guitar style whilst busking in doorways on detuned guitars. Since then Ruth has gone on to tour and sing alongside legendary artists such as Ani Difranco, Dar Williams, Nick Harper & Hamell On Trial. Ruth has collaborated with award winning producer Todd Sickafoose & released four critically acclaimed records to date. ... more

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