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Only An Ocean / Through The Lychgates

by Lake Ruth (with Listening Center) & Pale Lights

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    Very limited 7' split single with Pale Lights on the German label Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten (KUS 016). Only 210 copies pressed. Black vinyl - sleeve and lyrics insert printed on high quality linen paper.

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It’s only an ocean it can’t stop me It’s only a moment that holds me back I can see you on the shoreline I can see you waving back I am drifting on the water I am waiting, what will I catch? Going nowhere round in circles Bobbing slowly, I can’t get back All my dreams are driftwood Abandoned on the shore I wish you’d come and save me If only I’d known you then The sun is shining on the water The sun it dazzles and I’m blind Let me know when I can call you I am waiting for the tide You know, what happens next Leaving an empty wreck Falling for someone That never knew your name Falling for someone Who lives alone like you do That never cared like I do
I've been hanging with my girl Though she don't speak I know for sure That we don't care where all the time goes We just don't care where all the time goes People always come and tell They tell me that my girl ain't well They want to show me where the time goes They want to show me where the time goes Now people say that I've grown ill And I see things that ain't real They want to show me where the time goes They want to show me where the time goes Would you put her in the ground Where it stays cold all year round Well then we'd both know where the time goes Well then we'd know just where the time goes Written by Lake Ruth ⓒ ⓟ 2016 Lake Ruth


Limited edition split 7" single (KUS 016) available from Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten (Germany) features Pale Lights's version of Lake Ruth's Through The Lychgates, and Lake Ruth's version of Pale Lights' Only An Ocean.

Download Through The Lychgates by Pale Lights here: palelights.bandcamp.com/track/pale-lights-through-the-lychgates-lake-ruth-cover

Artwork by Frederik Jehle

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Email: kus-mail@gmx.de
Discogs: www.discogs.com/de/seller/KUS-2015/profile

Sleeve by Frederik Jehle


released October 26, 2018

Only An Ocean written by Philip Sutton
Arranged & produced by Lake Ruth & Listening Center
Additional production assistance by Savak
Mastered by Shane Chaney

Through the Lychgates written by Lake Ruth
Recorded and mixed by Gary Olson at Marlborough Farms
Keyboards by Kyle Forester
Mastered by Ron Harrity at Peapod Records


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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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