Still Pond Songs

by Ruth & Trudy

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songs of earth, love, heartbreak, family, encounters with the occult, and fun

digital download includes 2 bonus demos


released January 20, 2015

songs written and recorded by Ruth (& Trudy) with the exception of 'Pond Scum,' the lyrics were adapted from a Morgan Lee poem that i asked him to write so that i could adapt it into a song
Tilly Loom played Casio and tambourine on 'Greens' and bass and tape noise on 'And You Meant the Sea'
Chelsea Taylor's vocalizing was looped in 'Pond Scum'
mastered by Warren Hildebrand



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Track Name: Greens
we tried to grow love in untenable soil
now the winter's come and our dreams are foiled
i know i can't stay mad at you
but it's hard knowing we'll never be one in two

we live so far away from each other
now you're acting just like your mother
when she was your age
and now we're just not on the same page
oh no
Track Name: Late Swim (tfl)
who was there
standing on the lake
under the moon
above you
is he your friend
do you trust him
is he even alive
Track Name: Pond Scum
from the beach we raise the sun
from the day we had some fun
'til the end pond scum

waves will remain grey
it is not just too late
'til the end my love

the letters that were sent
wait for sand in the end
my love 'til the end

bleach bones in this old skin
i wish I saw you again
but maybe you drift to be
pond scum all over me

in the eyes of the endless seas
alone beneath ancient trees
i'm caught up in this make believe
you know what you mean to me

what do you mean to me

empty bottles in my hand
isolated in a foreign land
memories are hard to feign
cold water coming from my veins

feeling loose under the breeze
tears drip into my drink
seeing double and losing grip
i'm holding out for your lips

just for your lips
Track Name: Captain Falcon
i wanna be strong
like captain falcon
flying through space
on a spaceship

i wanna be sweet
just for you
we can get married too
too soon

i wanna be cool
you can hold my hand
as we walk your dog

say that things haven’t changed
i know that nothing’s the same

skating on
the galveston coast
when i was nothing but
a ghost

remember when
we were awful to each other
can we just go back to that

i would take it all back
if i could
and it could be so so
so good

say that things haven’t changed
i know that nothing’s the same
Track Name: Provide for Your Family
make sure your mother still feels she's needed
when you go to school
listen to your old man
when you're hanging by the pool
treat your little brother well;
he looks up to you
besides he knows all about
what you're going through

provide for your family
uplift their spirits
we all share the same fears
no one wants to lose their loved ones
no one wants to die

look out for your sister,
make sure her boyfriend's clean
beat the holy shit out of him
if he disrespects her autonomy
call your grandma on the phone,
make sure she's doing all right
it would make her smile
cuz she's alone every night

provide for your family
don't be a deadbeat
we all share the same fears
no one wants to lose their loved ones
no one wants to die
Track Name: Diane
run away with me
we could be so happy
you and me on the run
forever together
oh, diane
you are the love of my life
i could never part with you, love
please be with me
until the end of eternity

nothing you can say
can change my mind
i will always feel this way about you
so don't even try
to say otherwise
oh, diane
i don't care what they see in us, dear
am i making any sense?
am i making myself clear?
Track Name: When You Can See Your Breath Outside
it's cold
but i'm all right
the weather is shit
but i'm just fine
and you know
i'll survive the snow

my heart's cold
but you're on fire
i feel like shit
and you just smile
and i know
you never asked me to go
Track Name: And You Meant the Sea
we were eating candy at the beach
and i was playing with your hands
our hair was blowing in the wind
do you remember what it feels like
when our skin in sunlight would meet?
"come on in," you said
and you meant the sea (x3)