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Thompson

from I Am I Am by Ruth Theodore

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lyrics

I woke this morning full of this song
So I’m writing it watching you sleep on and on
‘Cause there’s more to this now than just turning me on
And I need you to be strong Thompson

Cause when I ask you “is this love?”
You say “has it ever been anything but?”
But by now I know you well enough
To know that you're dangerous

And Thompson you gotta know me by now
I'm a whole in the ground Im a rain cloud
See even now
I'm looking around for a way out

Can you hear me? No? Can you hear me now?
Hold me in the air put me to your mouth
What about now? No? Sometimes better when I go and
Stand in the cold with my head out of the window
I can hear you just about but I can’t understand
Pull your heart from your chest and bring it as close as you can
Closer come on closer still
Oh come on I’ll come in from the window sill
I’m listening
No man is an island
Hold me to your lungs and scream relief into the silence

Is there anybody out there?
Are you the one?

Thompson I awoke in the night
To find that I need you on side
That I need you more than I realised
More than I care to admit sometimes

‘Cause last night you and a pumped up moon
Collapsed down on my chest like a burst balloon
And while for me it's a half light that fills the room
Seems like wherever you are it rains diamonds on neptune
Asleep in your cave at the ends of the ocean
Where even the waves turn in all backwards and broken
And from deep in your mouth with it’s jaw dropped open
Only breaths come and go like words unspoken
And for a moment you stir
But for only a moment
And then you’re gone in a beat
The spell unbroken
And left here afraid of the dark you’ve chosen
I cram it all into words until the vowels split open
And it’s like I'm holding on a line
Calling into a delay watching it all just getting
Further and further away

Is there anybody out there?
Are you the one?

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me now?

I woke this morning full of this song
So I’m writing it watching you sleep on and on
‘Cause there’s more to this now than just turning me on
And I just needed to tell someone



Copyright Ruth Theodore 2020

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from I Am I Am, track released April 28, 2023
All words and music by Ruth Theodore. Produced by Ruth Theodore, Mathias Kunzli and Todd Sickafoose.
Thompson was written and performed by Ruth Theodore with additional instrumentation by Todd Sickafoose on bass and piano, Mathias Kunzli on drums and percussion and Yair Evnine on cello. It was recorded at Spillway Sounds, NY. Engineered and mixed by Eli Crews with additional recording at The Lethe Lounge, Manhattan, NY, Engineered by Mark Ettinger

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Ruth Theodore UK

'Original folk voice' Ruth Theodore signed to Righteous Babe Records, 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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