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even now i hear the whistle
clear as the night
clear as the night
a whistle blower on the river
that’s good to know

but beats me why you seem to be
picking on a species like me
endangered as the honey bee
and just as deadly deadly

ask me you’re the dangerous one
picking any reason under the sun
why you’re gonna have to move us on
oh come on, like you’ve never put one foot wrong
oh give over
i don’t like you whistle blower
I said give over
i don’t like you whistle blower

Cause you’ve been letting off steam off steam
since I was fifteen fifteen
and healthy as a runner bean
and full of pipe dreams pipe dreams

now i can tell that you know as well as me
as you bundle me into the backseat
of your jeep, white as a sheet
that you learn to cheat when your ends don’t meet
so pull over
I don’t like you whistle blower
i said pull over
whistle blower

and i’ll tell you now what i told the police
this is my home and where my baby sleeps
so if you want me to up and leave
you’ll have to make me, make me

and you kno i heard you say
you’d house us all up if you could
which goes to prove you just
bad news that sounds good
see our dying art
of broken parts
yeah it can sing and dance

and sure enough it is the greed the greed
that leaves you feeling empty empty
once you’ve bitten off more than you need
that hunger is less and less easy to please

so come on and chase me the whole world over
like i’m just here for you to walk all over
yeah I said you’re nothing but a big bulldozer
and i don’t like you whistle blower


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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'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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