Actual Entity

by Lake Ruth

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
Helium 03:32
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?
4.
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
5.
Cabin Fever 05:01
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
6.
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
7.
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?
8.
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
9.
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

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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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released June 24, 2016

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Lake Ruth New York, New York

NYC's Lake Ruth was formed in 2015 by multi-instrumentalist Hewson Chen of The New Lines, drummer Matt Schulz (Holy Fuck / Enon / SAVAK) and vocalist Allison Brice (The Eighteenth Day Of May, The Silver Abduction).

Their debut LP, Actual Entity, came out in 2016 on The Great Pop Supplement (UK). A second album, Birds of America, was released February 2018 on Feral Child (UK).
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