Actual Entity

by Lake Ruth

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Released June 24th, 2016 on The Great Pop Supplement / GPS 132

Lake Ruth are Allison Brice, Hewson Chen and Matt Schulz

Mixing by Graham Walsh; Mastering by Shane Chaney;

Additional Production Assistance by Jed Marshall / Cyborg Audio;

Graphic Design by Stephen Grasso

Cover Photo: 'The Adelard Observatory in Weychester Botantical Gardens, Connected by Underground Railway to Crozier College' by David Southwell for @HooklandGuide

All songs written by Lake Ruth except One Night As I Lay On My Bed,
traditional. (Source: Shirley Collins)

ⓒ ⓟ 2016 Lake Ruth

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Track Name: The Greenfield Industrialist
At last, the land surveyed
Ripe fields for the wasting
You're not the quiet sort
I've known your kind before
And I will capture you
Follow me to the hill
False lights, they will lead you

There, there is the door
Welcome in my love
I've laid a place for you
And here, here is the wine
Drink deep my love
And eat a thing or two
Come on, enter the dance
Abandon all hope of return
Then lay your head down for a spell
We'll wake you in time we will
In time we will...

At last, the land preserved
Tall trees for the sparing
They'll send another one
Return to find him gone
For nature holds the reins now
Follow me to the hill
False lights, they will lead you
Track Name: The Only One Who Knows
Well I can't connect with anyone
They always cringe at me and turn
So I shout out at the top of my lungs
Still they don't listen to your words

Now...now...
I'm the only one who knows your love
I'm the only one who knows your love

Well I'm not just any normal girl
I won't just wait here for a sign
Cause the sound of all this modern noise
It makes me want to switch it off

Well I'm not sure just how much time I have
So I could use a little help
If I could see a little of your face
I could grow a bit stronger
Track Name: Helium
It's nearly impossible
This waiting for the end
Sitting around, I stare at the ceiling
And try to remember my friends
Oh...is it rational?

Shall I stick to what we know
The patient life it is
Biding my time, what's new on the telly?
Look, it's a new game show quiz
Oh...let's do what is sensible

I'm not a soldier but
They make me soldier on
Hanging around, I sit here in mud
And I'm not allowed to make my own plans
So...tell me what would you do?

So I'm making my request
Just bring me some balloons
I'll float to the skies
Dream of my youth
While I so quietly quit the room
Oh...tell me what will you do?
Track Name: Dr. Snow And The Broad Street Pump
Outside in the rain, the eerie morning
You're wandering the empty lane for information
Another knock, another door
Another mark upon your wall

It's not the will of God, nor miasma
There's something in the city well that taints the water
Hour by hour the fallen pile
And how you long to spare them all

You plead to the crowd, a call for action
They finally decide they will remove the handle
A better life for everyone
Soho in the autumn sun
Track Name: Cabin Fever
And I know, and I know
It's not a shadow
It's something in the trees
Lying in wait for me

And I know, and I know
I'll be here tomorrow
Pounding on the door
Locked in my little hell

A million times I've longed to reach the road
I can't stand it anymore
Forever a ceaseless noise
Reverberating round the bitter air
Growing louder by the hour
And real as the writing on the wall

And the snow, and the snow
The snow is falling
Piling on the eaves
Erasing all trace of me

And I know, and I know
I'll be here tomorrow
Falling to the floor
Breaking my radio
Track Name: A Victimless Crime
You've fallen down several times
A trap set in the hollow
Staring right up through the hole
A dead end that you followed
Yet you can't help notice that you're smiling
Autumn in the season of your training
Oh...I know

You're steering down the wrong course
The water here's too shallow
Still you must track down the source
The secret fields lie fallow
And though the southern geese
Always return to home
You're thinking now you've lost the trail

You know the crime is victimless
A waste of time in searching
Well there's no shame in telling us
You never found out anything
Track Name: The Timekeeper's Lament
Why do clouds, they follow you
Everywhere you go
Then drive away everyone you know

Being so, you bite your tongue
And you force a smile
People always reach your mind turned wrong

You tried so hard
To sort it out
Don't they know?
Now you're keeping secrets from yourself
And it shows

Why does sadness mark your path
Everywhere you go
Always making time go by so slow

And you thought to turn to me
And ask me what I want
How could that at this late stage have worked?
Track Name: One Night As I Lay On My Bed
One night as I lay on my bed,
I dreamed about a pretty maid
I was so distressed
I could take no rest
Love did torment me so
So away to my true love I did go

But when I'd come to my love's window
I boldly called her by her name
Saying it's for your sake
I've come here this late
Through the bitter frost and snow
So open the window my love do”

“My mum and dad they are both awake
And they are sure for to hear us speak
There'll be no excuse
Then much sore abuse
Many a bitter word and row
So begone from my window my love do”

“Your mum and dad they are both asleep
And they are sure not to hear us speak
For they're lying sound
On their bed of down
And they draw they breath so low
So open the window my love do

My love arose and opened the door
Just like an angel she stood before
Her eyes shone bright
Like the stars at night
No diamond ring shone so
So in with my true love I did go
Track Name: Yet Still Tomorrow Comes
Oh Julie of my heart
Your lifeless body laid out
Green leaves on the late March snow
Don't cover it
Let me linger for a moment
To whisper low
My last goodbye

On pain of losing face
They release the man from nowhere
This rage is all I know
Don't stop me
Don't silence my cold blade
Let me have the life
Of him who stole from me

I cry into the river and the storm
In time they'll tread a thousand year old stone
Under where are buried bones entwined
For yet still tomorrow comes