The Inconsolable Jean​-​Claude

by Lake Ruth

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Lake Ruth are Allison Brice, Hewson Chen and Matt Schulz


released February 1, 2016

Written and Performed by Lake Ruth
Mixed by Greg Hughes / Mastered by Shane Chaney
Graphic Design by Stephen Grasso / Cover Photo by Roland Tanglao
Additional Production Assistance by Jed Marshall / Cyborg Audio
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Lake Ruth New York, New York

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 - best known for her work with UK groups The Eighteenth Day Of May and The Silver Abduction.

Their debut LP, Actual Entity, was released in 2016 on The Great Pop Supplement (UK). A second album is due late 2017 on Feral Child (UK).
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Track Name: The Inconsolable Jean-Claude
You were born during a scare
Well it changed how you grew
Always fearing what's in the corner
Keeping eye on the shadows til you became a man

Well they turned out the lights
Still you continued your work
You must persist writing these sad songs
Thinking that you'll trap all your bad luck within their rhymes

Don't you know that songs only work
When you realise the words
You're unsure you'll settle the score on such terms

Or could you believe the stories you tell?
Can you believe them yourself?
Track Name: The Prisoner's Dilemma
Looking in the mirror
The right shoulder
Her initials inlaid a long time ago
Cowered in the corner
A week later
Damned to remember the things that I've done

He hears the raid alarm in the dead of night ring
Wailing into feather and bone
Keeping out the hum of the heavy shell
Now back away slowly and keep your head down

My girl, you're just like your grandmother
(oh, I know)
And she was all that I ever wanted
(well, it shows)
And here is the ring that I gave to her
(oh, be still)
Please see it returned to its true owner
(well, I will)

On the morning after
The light breaking
Dares to reveal a place in the wall
Buried under mortar
A red letter
Lies there unopened, in spite of it all