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"Casey Ruff and The Mayors of Ballard" LP

by Casey Ruff

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And I wonder why I don't Just leave, leave myself alone As I wander to and fro Searching, searching for the source of my hurting In the Deep Beneath the Blue Up in their glass bottom boats, floating As I watch from below As they rock and as they roll They're so noisy But all I hear is the hum and the drum and Nothing And it's Something that I've been searching for Not paramours going overboard They're so proud but they would drown Beneath the Blue And now I'm a Deep Sea Diver As I walk along the floor Through the shipwrecks from storms Forgotten or ignored I remember treasures, Old bottles full of letters, And skeletons still clutching their swords Oh, the memories in The Deep Beneath the Blue All the bottles full of letters That'd be better off Never written at all The bottles rain down They catch the light just right And they look like stars falling through the night And I'm reminded I once believed Believed in our love Our love was a dream A dream I'll wake up from Another wish has come to live Beneath the Blue That's why I'm a Deep Sea Diver
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It was a real fun funeral, beautifully brutal All the pews were full, standing room only Mom held on to my arm, while we sand "In The Garden" Momma, hold on When I wake up from this wake I'll take a moment to dry my eyes, go back to acting stoic What's been given by every thing taken away? It was a real fun funeral It was a real fun funeral, tragically magical Oh, the bar was full, standing (drinking) room only Me and my brother, playing pool All the fools on stools immortal "How are you? Me too." When I wake up from this wake I'll take a moment to dry my eyes, go back to acting stoic What's been given by every thing taken away? It was a real fun funeral
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We agreed when we began that love wasn't what we wanted, and I believed it Well, I signed on the dotted line and I thought this would fit just right. How wrong was I Stop me, stop me from loving you It was fun, a little too much. I grew accustomed to us...just a little too much And I broke my only rule, I feel in love with you, like them fools been known to do Stop me, stop me from loving you And I don't know what I'm gonna do So Stop me, stop me from loving you
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"Move Me" 06:16
I'm talking to myself Because there ain't nobody else to talk to We can talk about the weather But I want something better I hear your lips moving but nothing's moving me I been walking down the street No eyes do I meet without an apology They walk with their heads down They're staring at the ground And they're as scared of you, as you are of them I hear your lips moving but nothing's moving me I've been looking into the mirror Is it just my mere reflection, or a target for my projections? No- he's been waiting for a change in the conversation and he says I hear your lips moving but nothing's moving me
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Take a number Take a seat Stare out the window Stare at your feet A lonely time Born to be Dead Say goodbye to your girl Say goodbye to your world Say hello to a coffin lid shutting A lonely time Born to be Dead
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There's a town about a half an hour south of my hometown Where it's hard to raise crops, hard to raise kids, Hard to raise the cops if you call them A frontier town right next to the rez, brings new truth to "living on the edge" Seldom is there heard an encouraging word My friend Danny says that's the way it's always been And that's the way it's going to stay It's hard to live in Hardin, Montana It's hard to live with pride or shame It's hard to live in Hardin, Montana It's far easier to be where I'm coming from Both of our towns are named for once reknowned Indian Fighters Both our towns got farmers, ranchers, railroaders, and miners But I come from a safe remove, I ain't ever had a clue About looking down my nose- or over my shoulder My friend Danny says that's the way it's always been And that's the way it's going to stay It's hard to live in Hardin, Montana It's hard to live with pride or shame It's hard to live in Hardin, Montana It's far easier to be where I'm coming from It's still better than Hysham, but it's hard (Coda) Can you not see the err of your ways? All the ignorance in what you say? How can we see what don't know? Is your ignorance in question? Leave it alone. Would you say that you're limited By the seat that you've been given? How can we see what don't know? Is your ignorance in question? Leave it alone.

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An exploration of American musical forms by a cabinet of band leaders in pursuit of elevated bar rock, sophisticated saloon tunes, and transparent Thunder Basin blues beyond just the socially academic.

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released January 21, 2022

Mike Ayer- trombone
Caleb Bue- bass guitar and vox
Kubby Casual- drums
Sean Jensen- baritone sax
Ethan Robb- trumpet
Casey Ruff- acoustic guitar and vox
Dan Walker- electric guitar
Charles Wicklander- piano, organ, and vox

All songs written by Casey Ruff
Captured by Brian Nelson at Paint Shaker Studios
Mixed by Colin J Nelson at Her Car Studios
Mastered by Ed Brooks of Resonant Mastering
All rights reserved 2022 Ruffstock Records

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Casey Ruff Seattle, Washington

A singer/songwriter living in Seattle, WA. He's originally from Custer, MT. Known by migrant beet laborers as "El Dragón de las Altas Llanuras". Former high school mascot. Future nihilist. Acting Vice President of the M. Bellucci Fan Club. Sounds like AmeriContra, Gravelvet, and Frontier Orchestral ... more

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