It Will Be Great Fishing Tomorrow

by Ruby Nightingale

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This is a split with my friend Nikole Jewell, you can get her side at nikolejewell.bandcamp.com she's a genius, a hot one.

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released March 27, 2011

Thank you so much to Nick Kwas for recording this for us.

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Ruby Nightingale New York, New York

Singer/songwriter from Brisbane, Australia/ Hong Kong, now in the USA making indie-folk tunes.

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Track Name: Oh, Sweet Bones
Oh, sweet bones, have you found a home?
You lay fermenting, your ground arresting my feet.

Oh, sweet bones, have you always been alone?
You lay forever, some growing deeper, deeper,
Some growing tall.

Your wives tried to fight, but their eyes could hold no light.
With my feet I drank the blood of those beneath me.
The yellow faded gray on her dress, a dress of decay.
She held her baby’s bones so sweet.

Oh, sweet tree, you look perfect to me.
Your branches tasting, carefully placing their skulls in the sky.

Oh, sweet wings spreading breathless things to blood-drinking flowers.
These are your final hours to kill.

Your wives tried to fight, but their eyes could hold no light.
With my feet I drank the blood of those beneath me.
The yellow faded gray on her dress, a dress of decay.
She held her baby’s bones so sweet.
Track Name: Le Coeur de la Fenêtre
Betrayed by the weight of my own heart.
Sink into the gone, the dark, the dark.
If you are too afraid to speak, to speak,
Lower yourself to them and listen to them teach.

Birds laugh in an empty cathédrale.
I take an arrow.
Where is le cœur de la fenêtre now?
The birds, they are too afraid to reach, to reach.
They fly into the dark.
It’s in the dark that I get weak.

Trouvez-moi dans un jardin des étoiles.
Comptez les oiseaux, les oiseaux ne sont jamais tard.
Sous les yeux des arbres, je regarde, je regarde.
Je veux voir un oiseau qui ne se moquera pas de moi.



(Find me in a garden of the stars.
Count the birds, the birds are never late.
Under the eyes of the trees, I watch, I watch.
I want to see a bird that does not mock me.)
Track Name: Those sketches of me above your bed are not for you to keep.
You have our memories hanging in your room, like lifeless decorations of a love that was too good too soon.

I would like to know what you’re singing today.
I haven’t heard your voice in a long time.
But, it’s okay.

You made me love you, and made me hate me.
You’d say ‘treasure me sweet’,
And then leave.
My blood and my bones and the tangles in my hair,
Take me away and then leave me there.

I can’t remember your angry face anymore
Telling me I’m treasured as I lay weeping on your floor.

Don’t you want to know what I’m singing today?
You haven’t heard my voice in a long time.
But, it’s okay.

You made me love you, and made me hate me.
You’d say ‘treasure me sweet’,
And then leave.
My blood and my bones and the tangles in my hair,
Take all of me away and then leave me there.

Treasure me sweet, or let me leave.
Please, let me leave.
Track Name: Sun on Stone
Kiss the lips of the one who made you stone.
Excuse yourself, tell the world you’d like to be alone.
Kiss the sun.
Kiss the sun, don’t resist its pull.
Kiss the sun.
It will kill, but it’s beautiful.

Take me in from this rain, from this sin.
Stay with me on the sun.
Take me in.

Burnt lips fall on the path that I will walk.
I try to speak but only my eyes can talk.
I am blind, I am numb, nothing hurts.
Then it returns, the sun on my lips,
And it burns.

Take me in from this rain, from this sin.
Stay with me on the sun.
Take me in.