White Holes Of Mole Hills

by Ruth Theodore

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1.
False Alarm 03:52
rule of thumb the damage could already be done but most likely it's a false alarm siren sounds and stampedes remind me to stay calm and remember we are only young so dig yourself up old bones old bones come on we're letting them get away too afraid to make a big fool of ourselves we've become withdrawn and more prone to decay so I'm telling you now if i catch you alone i'll break all your teeth and make you walk home rule of thumb the damage could already be done but most likely its a false alarm siren sounds and stampedes remind me to stay calm and remember we are only young and though leaving as soon we are far from as doomed as the few who refuse to believe that conceived down a backstreet in a taxi on the back seat they're only just finding their feet rule of thumb the damage could already be done but most likely it's a false alarm siren sounds and stampedes remind me to stay calm and remember we are only young and though leaving as soon we are far from as doomed as the few who refuse to believe that conceived down a backstreet in a taxi on the back seat they're only just finding their feet so dig yourself up old bones old bones come on we're letting them get away too afraid to make a big fool of ourselves we've become withdrawn and more prone to decay and as successors we are forever uncovering ruins revealing un-doings though what kills them off may well be the death of us too let me slave to the needs that i have to believe i am saving you since all that we've got is to think we're invincible since we are not rule of thumb the damage could already be done but most likely it's a false alarm and it won't take it's toll until the day you're so old you forget you are only young
2.
Eris 06:41
Pluto puffs out his chest takes a deep breath and says Eris it would be nice  if we could have some time alone but i know what it's like i've got moons of my own and they circle me so close as though they'll sneak beneath the skin still i can't tell if they're drawn to me or if i'm pulling them in oh Solar stupid System stupid Rule of Gravity can't they all just turn the other way and you be drawn to me? when the sky wraps us tight  in a blanket of light that renders us lovers until the truth nestles in  in the dead of the night and steals all the covers but before i loose my nerve  as he creeps up beside you before he crawls in  and curls up inside you and i finally fall to bits giz a kiss Eris thirty-nine times  as far from the sun as Earth and only two-thousandths of the size Pluto must rely on his mind being only one thousand  four hundred miles wide so he tells her a joke he heard  about Mother Earth and all her living cells that are making their own craters and spying on themselves until they're rolling round the sky but careful not to make a sound cause if she hears them laugh  she'll cry and if she cries  she drowns oh foolish clown thinks Pluto looking down on his own empty ground she must have quite a weight to carry round and the sky wraps them tight  in a blanket of light that renders them lovers until the truth nestles in  in the dead of the night and steals all the covers and he raises his eyes  with that feeling of sinking of what on Mother fucking  Earth was he thinking?  of finally falling to bits and it's only a kiss  Eris but Eris the gracious and misleadingly friendly smiles with warmth and says firmly but tenderly Pluto please go and get some sleep i've got to be up early in the morning and your tambourine just can't keep the time so if in the dark someone steals my heart however hard your shaking your tambourine just won't keep its beat from racing plus the over-thinking  over-complicating Pluto has a habit of exaggerating  of making white holes of mole hills so it's sort of funny and it sort of isn't how he can't make plans  or simple decisions those white holes of mole hills and the harder he tries  the harder he finds it to stop and the harder it gets  the harder it gets to watch but Pluto un-ruffles his feathers pulls himself together and says oh Eris it would be nice  if we could have some time alone but i know what it's like  i've got moons of my own and not for the length of your legs  or because you mean more to me now  than the heavens above do but because i love you  to bits giz a kiss Eris
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Overflow (free) 04:14 video
cut in to quarters and still half the problem we started moving the pieces around trying to find the sweet spot where we both got what we'd blown out of proportion and into perspective it makes sense when drawn to scale we are less than insects i guess but honestly i don't believe that we can change my mind for me when it already knows that the overflow is the hole that leads to the sea but its out with the cortex and in with the forceps now we're mincing the memories around trying to find the best bits to make best fit what was any beautiful moment is haunted by its context and i bet this ghost you speak of is not the only piece of my past i possess so honestly i don't believe that we can change my mind for me when it already knows that the overflow is the hole that leads to the sea cut into quarters and still half the problem we started piecing the movies around trying to tie a bit knot in my sweet spot with my blown out of proportion is in to perspective it makes sense when drawn to scale we are less than insects i guess so honestly i don't believe that we can change my mind for me when it already knows that the overflow is the hole that leads to the sea cutting corners and going in circles reminds of a time when we thought that the earth wasn't round until we put it all back where we'd found it still i find it too hard to process that there's far more than sky overhead i wish i was an insect instead well you say i should watch what i say but i say you should watch where you tread when for some your sheer proportions are far too much to process so you believe what you believe because you did not change my mind for me did i go down the overflow? or did i just leave?
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Friendly 07:42
an arm around the shoulder can easily creep around the neck and like more and more the more you struggle the tighter it gets and more often than not it'll stop at a head-lock where it's the hardest to define who's been holding who up for all this time i said its in my interest to keep you afloat cause you and I are in the same boat where there's lots to be said for avoiding the question but if our voices wrestle round the walls of this vessel we're missing sunsets will we ever learn? that the more we pin the corners down the more they fly away but the more we had to sit and talk the less I had to say now even I know you and I or something must be done when you can see the water rise from whoever's side you're on. Friendly, Friendly I'm not proud of this. But it's my side of the story and that all it is. And strangely everywhere I've been, it seems the truth will not come out until the water's coming in. so clearly i was in the wrong and quickly loosing virtue and sealing up the leaks with what you don't know doesn't hurt you instead of facing facts i turned my back and suddenly everyone had something they were trying to pin on me. Friendly, Send me when you can. I wake up and don't know where I am. And though I don't know where I'd say I've been, You know I'd contact you tomorrow but for the trouble you said I'm in. cause i tried to run from a pack of wolves through a fog as thick as thieves and hide inside a pack of lies from the police. and for a moment there i'd swear i was impossible to spot cause some of them were white and some of them were not I Hope you get this, this time. This is the third time I've tried. Friendly, Friendly bless your heart. Some days I bear it and some days I can't that I'm bad for you Friendly I've always been. Funny how the truth will not come out until the water's coming in and how i always knew my trail would be dismantled and disputed and eventually I'd run aground and out of excuses and of my mind and of your sight now i'm impossible to spot and some of us are white and some of us are not I hope you get this in time. This is the last time I'll write. Friendly, Friendly I made you these. Wish I was coming home I'm sorry oh forgive me please. Though I don't know where they’ll say I've been, I know you'd contact me tomorrow but for the trouble they say I'm in. you'd contact me tomorrow but for the trouble. and you'd say hey where you trying to run to? i don't hold a grudge or a gun to your head just tell me when you're wearing thin. and if its all just a bit of fun for you can't walk away after all you're done for you'd say and I'd tell you i was wearing thin and that nothing can tell you what a fool I've been quite like how you're gonna feel when this all starts sinking in cause it's bad for you Friendly its always been the truth should not come out until the water's coming in the truth should not come out until the water's coming in
5.
Mr Charisma pudding and pie kissed all the girls until he made himself cry and you think i don't understand you think i don't see you're in love with another man but he can't help you now so if you've got a head  hold it up and be proud cause everything clever has already been said so there's nothing  that he can say now cause for once we are winning the world's jumping on  cause the tables are spinning so put away your cigars and that cognac and run along with the rest i'll be watching your back and they're only sticks and stones but i'm not gonna lie  they do break your bones leave then bruised leave them sore but its not over yet because i can throw more so they can't hurt you now and if you've got a head  hold it up and be proud cause everything hurtful has already been said so there's nothing that they can say now you could file yourself a failure for not turning out to be 'man the tool maker' or leave it to me and the chimpanzees we are our own makers and we thrive off hard labour cause they're only sticks and stones until they're spears  and they're bridges they're fences and homes so we could run and jump from our high expectations or just grow a bit taller with each new generation still they can't help you now so if you've got a head  hold it up and be proud cause everything clever has already been said so there's nothing  that they can say now
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Race Cars 03:14
i have a clock's face of nervous twitches bridges houses hedges and ditches hang from eye lids lids light switches and thoughts fly past like race cars too fast selfish bastards they're gonna kill somebody one of these days so pull yourself pull yourself together better now better now than never hold on hold on forever cause years fly by like race cars too fast selfish bastards they're gonna kill somebody one of these days you can't go  you're gonna panic you can't go  you're gonna panic you won't make it down the stairs in time into the air in time stop it you're making me nervous no it's you your doing it on purpose belong in the circus think of the murders shut up  what if she heard us bound to make a sound you didn't mean to make give me a break  for fucks sake i have a clock's face of nervous twitches bridges houses hedges and ditches hang from eye lids lids light switches and thoughts fly past like race cars too fast selfish bastards they're gonna kill somebody one of these days
8.
Get a load of me drifting out to sea And young enough to be in my twenties I’m definitely gonna make a plan to get out while I can So if you’re coming put your Hands in mine or up where I can see them So you’re not the type but You said you loved me once and even If it was with your fingers crossed I know you know I feel like I rush everything Like I crush everything Feels like I crush everything Like I rush everything And Like I owe you one Just for keeping your head on. Strapped in by skin so tight it pinches Are your wrongs and rights All stacked up in to feet and inches I’ve got to try if it takes all night To bring you back to life So if you’re coming put your Hands in mine or up where I can see them So you’re not the type but You used to love me once and even If it was with your fingers crossed I know you know I know you tell lies When you’re looking down the barrelof my eyes but my taste for the truth knows its only our faults that are fool proof So night after night I hold myself up to those bright lights So you can see right through And that I tell them too So its all right To pick a fight and start a battle By now I only shake you cause you rattle You’ll agree if you’re coming with me I am Old enough to be in my twenties And definitely gonna make that plan to get out while I can So if you’re coming put your Hands in mine or up where I can see them So you’re not the type but You know you loved me once and even If it was with your fingers crossed I know you know I feel like I rush everything Like I crush everything Feels like I crush everything Like I rush everything And Like I owe you one Just for keeping your head on.
9.
you do not take leaps of faith and clearly i do not have what it takes to remain unphased not to run aground  when you're making waves when all or nothing goes and you're running so hot and so cold i waited for you cause at the time you said you wanted me to you're not coming are you? cause you do not take leaps of faith and clearly i do not have what it takes to remain unphased not to run aground when the look in your eyes has a lot to hide and its giving you away for the difference it makes i only waited for you cause at the time you said you wanted me to you're not coming are you i waited for you cause at the time you said you wanted me to is that rocket science for you? that sentiments heavy as bricks and mortar can carry  like sound over water and words that hold their weight so effortlessly begin to strain and quake at the knees and at curtain call they falter and stall and i say nothing at all  you're running  so hot and so cold i waited for you cause at the time you said you wanted me to you're not coming are you? i like to be alone  but its nice to know i'm not the only one and thats rocket science for you that's rocket science for you

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"Songs so quirky and unexpected that it's impossible to imagine anyone else performing them, following none of the more conventional styles of song-writing. And it actually works." - The Guardian ★★★★

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released February 15, 2010

Written, performed and produced by Ruth Theodore

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Liz Mitchell / Haruna Komatsu: Clarinets
Clarissa Carlyon: Cello / Melodica
James Hurst: Bass Guitar
Thomas Oldfield: Drums

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Ruth established her own unique sound and signature guitar style whilst busking in doorways on detuned guitars. Since then Ruth has gone on to tour alongside legendary artists such as Ani Difranco, Dar Williams & Hamell On Trial. Ruth’s flair for off-kilter arrangements has led her to collaborate with respected international producers & release four critically acclaimed solo records to date. ... more

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