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What Does Joan Say?

by Lake Ruth

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All proceeds from this song on Friday August 4th, 2017 will be donated to the Transgender Law Center. Please support their much needed advocacy on behalf of Trans Rights.


Don't blow your lines dear
you know there is no choice to be had

Just give it some time dear and you'll see
there was never a chance

Their side is sleeping
now is the time

Here is the hour dear
that we end
this reprieve and decide

Or all that you love dear
will burn out
under blistering skies

See, I have prayed for this

A last minute call spares the fate of us all
not a soul will
learn how we made such a narrow escape

A ring in the night and the flickering light
dims to green then
she sighs and swears to try again


released August 4, 2017
Written and Produced by Lake Ruth
Additional Production Assistance by Jed Marshall / Cyborg Audio
Graphic Design by Stephen Grasso
Photo: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (Public Domain)
ⓒ ⓟ 2017 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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