Waiting for Light

by Ruby

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released June 3, 2014

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Ruby UK

Lesley Rankine started out in London as lead singer for indie punk band Silverfish, and then went solo as ruby from '94. Reaching a wide audience with the album Salt Peter, the single “Tiny Meat” became an alternative radio staple.
Lesley draws from all the parts of her divergent musical career in ruby’s new music. Eclectic as ever, she continues to progressively use technology in song-crafting.
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Track Name: Waiting for Light
Waiting for Light

Its’ hold is forgotten
All damage and wear is untold
It won’t come round here again
I have fallen (har) - from a great height (har)
Now I’m lying in water – Waiting for light


This path, so dark and heavy
Don’t think I’ll walk this way again
It rains in me, it rains in me
I am without love - and it rains in me, here
Lying in water – (breath) - waiting for light
I’m lying in water – waiting for light

My heart is gutted, arms lie empty by my side
Darling - all love has died
And I’m lying in water
lying in water
lying in water (ext har)

Waiting for light
Waiting for light
Waiting for light
Waiting for light
Track Name: Last Life
Last Life

Last life I drank a hole in my head - last life I got stoned
I flew in on the wings of could be - I never got home

Last life I got stoned – I never got home
Doo ooh – I’m flying on the wings of could be – I wanna get home

I wanna be the things I should be – I wanna be good
Always flying on the wings of could be – I’m wingin’ it home

I wanna be good – I’m wingin’ it home

Doo ooh – I’m flying on the wings of could be
Doo ooh – I’m wingin’ it home

I’m wingin’ it home
Track Name: Fireweed
Fireweed

Light up - You are the hunter at my table
Bring your light, your allspark to me - And love, as much as you’re able
The first time you moved in me - I fell in love, never to recover

So don’t fear the weird – revel in it baby
Follow your own path – and revel in it baby

Fireweed, I love you more than light
Fireweed, I love you more than light
Fireweed, I love you more than light - Love you more than I can say

So go scare the dark, (and) chase it with a stick
Cos your storm will light the way around you
Your time is now, your time is now – and my love will rage inside you

The first time you moved in me - I fell in love, never to recover

So go scorch the earth - revel in it baby
Show us how it’s done – and revel in it baby
and don’t fear the weird – revel in it baby
Follow your own path – and revel in it baby
Track Name: And 5 & 4
And 5 and 4

5...5 is your number
it’s where you’re waiting for me
picked your place inside my heart
it’s not where I want to be

And 5 and 4

4...4 is the number
4 score and 10
a stage to play out our heart’s intent
the more we’re given
the more we spend

running at the pace of your heartbeat
always chasing rabbits and hares
I want to feel every breath that I take
I only want to stand and stare
no time to love, to love to love
no time to love, to love to love

And 5 and 4

5....5 fingers keep counting
this clock, a rod for my back
all my minutes spent in a heartbeat
all my money for 5 minutes more
I want to feel every breath that I take
I only want to stand and stare

all my minutes spent in a heartbeat
all my money for 5 minutes more
no time to love, to love to love
no time to love, to love to love....to love
Track Name: Spin
SPIN

There’s more to life than love, with its pull, drawing
The path is simple, clear and not worth following
Here, waiting for love to arrive, in its tall, dark, handsome frame
Still here, will it ever find me, waiting for my prop to spin


Oh hapless sea, too deep for dredging – too young to die
Oh hapless sea, too wide for dredging – pinball from shore to shore

Weight me with no expectations – load me with no demands
Beach me with no limitations – hold out your hand – hold out your hand

And I’ll wrap my web around you – and never let go
I’ll wrap myself around you – hold out your hand – hold out your hand
hold out your hand – hold out your hand- hold out your hand-

and make me spin
Track Name: Pulling Teeth
PULLING TEETH

Hoolit fly, I want the world to see you
just out of reach up beyond my eye
I want the world to feel this
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

This push n pull, this weighted haul
this constant, dragging me up that hill
must try harder, must live longer
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

La la la………

This pushing skin, this pulling teeth
this unsafe harbour than that lies beneath
Just try harder, just try longer
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

Why can’t this be easy - the space is calling me
Why can’t this be easy - escape is calling me

must try harder, must live longer
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
Track Name: Rain
RAIN

Be still my fickly heart - let me shed my skin
have I torn we two apart - made my mess again
Love is a bastard, a ten-headed beast
but it lets me shed my skin
but pity me my dear, I’m the one left drowning
in my own rain

Love’s savage industry - will tear your sails apart
like the two things I fear most - love n’ failure
will burn your belly and freeze your heart
Love is a monster, a ten-headed freak
but it lets me shed my skin
so pity me my dear, I’m the one left drowning
in my own rain

Does it all boil down to this - a half-shook hand and stranger’s kiss
Does it all boil down to this - a half-held hand and birthday kiss
Does it all boil down to this - love was sent to make us drink
Does it all boil down to this - I’m the one left drowning
in my own rain

Does it all boil down to this…love was sent to make us drink and drink and drink and drink…….
Track Name: Go Down Easy
GO DOWN EASY

You curl around me
Like a fern in the spring
Lie down here,
Let me sing the things you bring

and we can go down easy.
Oh my lover, we can go down easy
Oh my darling, we can go down easy

Come up and see me
With your big brown eyes
Come around to my place
You know I'll sympathise

And we can go down easy.
Oh my lover, we can go down easy
Oh my darling, we can go down easy
Mmmm mmm
I won't be fancy
But I will be free
You know I love you,
You can really talk to me

And we can go down easy
Oh my darling, we can go down easy
Oh my lover, we can go down easy

curl around me
Like a fern in the spring
Lie down here,
Let me sing the things you bring
and we can go down easy.
Oh my darling we can go down easy
Mm baby we can go down easy
Track Name: Note to Self
NOTE TO SELF

My hearts still bleeding from the kicking you gave it, baby
My bones still shake from the weight of you guilt, love

My back still breaks from the burden of envy - baby
Nothing weighs so heavy, nothing kills like a knife - love
La La La La ……..
Have a go, have a go, come on have a go ,if ya think - that yer hard enough


My hearts still bleeding from the kicking you gave it, baby
My bones still shake from the weight of you guilt , love
with all I do you think you could be nicer , baby
I don't think you see me in your best light

Have a go, have a go, come on have a go ,if ya think - that yer hard enough

Nothing kills like a knife
Track Name: Wetland
WETLAND

My heart is wetland
Peat and water speak my name
trespass given lightly burns forever

My heart makes me
blood and breath, both, my name
trespass given lightly burns forever

I am grown in wetland
peat and water fill my veins
no breath taken lightly draws forever
Track Name: Barricades
BARRICADES

Deepest darkest love - I have need of your assistance
Deepest darkest love- envelop me- in your shoulders wide as barricades…..barricades

Deepest darkest love - I have need of your attentions
Drown me in your ether - drift me off
in your arms round me like barricades……..barricades

Deep narcotic slumber - anchor me
sink my feet……in room to breathe....
Hold my hand until I sleep
in your darkness deep as barricades

Deepest darkest love - this life skins me from the inside, skins me from the inside
Deepest darkest love - this life skins me from the inside, skins me from the inside - out


Deepest darkest love - keep me safe behind your barricades…….your barricades
Track Name: Lush
Lush

Are you still here - could you not find the door
Do you still wonder what you're sorry for
The goal post's moved, it's not where it was before

And if I was stone - you'd inscribe me
Impervious - saturate me
If I could see - you would guide
If I was lush - you'd imbibe me

The mood has darkened - the way no longer sure
my heart has left me and my guilt is pure
I hope you find what you are looking for

'Cos I love you when you're not around

But if I was stoked- you'd entice me
If I were true - you'd indict me
It's obvious you ignite me
If I was lush
And if I was known - you'd describe
If I was strong - you'd sustain me
If I could see - you would guide me
If I was lush - you'd imbibe me

I love you when you're not around