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The Inconsolable Jean​-​Claude

by Lake Ruth

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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?
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


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
ⓒ ⓟ 2016 Lake Ruth


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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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