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i’ve woken this morning
to find that i am older
that time has folded inwards
that its happened without warning

but who am i to speak of lifetimes
of years you’ll never own
you are after all another perfect
chance that i have blown

oh remember how the wind blew
as i swam you out to sea
i was always wild
and you the spit of me

and for a flash in that ocean
we were vessle and daughter
me floating on my back to keep your
head above the water

but i forget happy memories
ones i have not earned
and focus to remember how
the tables now have turned

and i seek your reassurance
when its dark and i’m alone
that i was only young i couldn’t
do it on my own

that i was only looking forwards
cause now i’m not so sure
i want the future that i
traded you in for

this is your mother speaking
this is her voice
that strange vibration
that muffled noise

that told you jokes on car rides
that whispered in the sea
that sang as you were sleeping in the
quietest part of me

before i walked you through a doorway
where i was asked to explain
that this was my first time
that we were afraid

and i was asked to lay us down upon
a bed already made
knowing one of us would come around
only one is saved

and you let me live that day
and i’m not ungrateful
but sometimes late at night
i don’t feel saved at all
i don’t feel saved at all.


from Earth to Shovel (BOOTLEG EP), released October 20, 2014
All words and music by Ruth Theodore

Elliot Jett - Countertenor Vocals and Piano
Jigh Ejakpovi - Tenor Vocals and Percussion
Wayne Thompson - Baritone Vocals and Drums

A Paul Of Sound Production
Mastered by Doug Shearer at the Pierce Rooms.
© & ℗ Theodore 2014


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Ruth Theodore UK

'Original folk voice' Ruth Theodore is described as 'one of the UK's most exciting artists'.
Her highly anticipated forthcoming records is the fruits of another collaboration withTony and Grammy award winning US bassist/producer Todd Sickafoose and percussionist Mathias Kunzli.

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