Ruth Merry E​.​P.

by ruth merry

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released October 16, 2009

All songs by Ruth Merry
Produced by Nick Gordon

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Track Name: The Heart's Made to Float
I got opinions on everything, and I think you should know I believe it's a good thing
I'm hyper-responsive, a little high maintenance, but at least I'm alive I can feel and experience
Years spent being afraid of emotion shut me down when the shit hit the fan
The greater your fears the deeper your ocean
So I got brave and I swam

Cos I used to hang around with oblivion, I used to deny how I feel
Then I met you and you told me the truth and you always keep it real
You said it's harder to live with a beating heart - it's easier to sink like a stone
And they'll tell you it's cool to be cold and aloof
But I'm not going down with that ship,
Cos the heart's made to float

I was down I was beat, hope was leeched, it was eating
Away at my soul, it was cold it was painful
Till slipping beneath the waves, I felt warm and safe,
It was dark and not so accidental
The scene had to play, it was sackcloth and ashes
But time is a healer and remorse is a lot less attractive...

Cos I used to hang around with oblivion, I used to deny how I feel
Then I met you and you told me the truth and you always keep it real
You said it's harder to live with a beating heart - it's easier to sink like a stone
And they'll tell you it's cool to be cold and aloof
But I'm not going down with that ship,
Cos the heart's made to float

Tell me the story of your life
Brush over the cracks and paint the colours black and white
Tell me it’s easy to live and hard to die
And I'll say it's a lie, an anaesthetising lie
Track Name: Only Heaven Knows
It’s clear to see that you and me were a match made in hell
There is not a chance that me and your would ever fit together well
There’s no parallel universe where everything works out for the two of us
No another time, no another place

I should have run for my life on the first day that I saw your face
But I woke up dazed and confused in ten shades of not-so-true-blue
And I stayed in a home without love, my misplaced loyalty wouldn’t let me go
And how I’m gonna live with myself now
Only heaven knows

I needed you but I didn’t love you, I’m sorry for my accident
I honestly thought I had laid that ghost to rest, there’d been precedents
But I faithfully held on to you until the end was bitter
Desperately trying to save you when all I had to do was leave quicker
Track Name: Paper Houses
I am the queen of diamonds, this is my house of cards
I thought it was worth thousands, thousands, thousands till it fell apart
This is my friend Diana, she is the Queen of Hearts
Behind the blond and glamour, glamour, everybody plays a part

In a world of madness, everybody copes
Building paper houses, burning paper hopes
In a world of madness, everybody copes
Painting paper dreams and lifting up their souls to paper hopes

They found him dead on Tuesday – shotgun suicide
Model student, A-grade, A-grade
Poison-bleeding soul inside
He had been slowly fading, eyes like drawn blinds
He had everything but nothing, nothing
Nothing worth a damn inside

In a world of madness, everybody copes
Building paper houses, smoking paper hopes
In a world of madness, everybody copes
Painting paper dreams and lifting up their souls to paper hopes