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by Casey Ruff



Volume 4 of the Splintercat Series recorded with co-producer Colin J Nelson at Her Car Studios. This song was benefited much by a bevy of beauties, as the concept that we worked with was strictly (ish) feminine accompaniment. Much praise and appreciation to the gals that contributed. It made for a gorgeous tapestry and one of the more sophisticated and complex recording experiences Splintercat has undertaken to date. Enjoy and thanks for listening.


When I told my secret to you
You withdrew, who could blame you
I would do the same thing to
When I came to you heart in hand
You accepted it, except you looked at me
And said sadly

Hello, how do you do
the things you do?
I thought I knew you
DIdn't have a clue
what happened to the you that I knew

We worked our hearts off for the love
My secret became a spectre
To remember when we'd get sad
As I sat by the fire alone
The shadows casted lasted longer
Than the fire burned

Hello, how do you do
the things you do?
I thought I knew myself
Now I do too well
What happened to that naive fool that I knew?

Well her and I didn't last, so don't even ask
Sometimes those you love the most are cursed
With seeing the worst of what you actually are
Just after I gave up the ghost
She came to me with a secret of her own
And it was my turn to say to her

Hello, how do you do
the things you do?
I thought I knew you
DIdn't have a clue
What happened to the you that I knew?


released December 7, 2014
Annie Ford (fiddle)
Coleena Nelseena (vocals, autoharp)
Moe Provencher (bass guitar)
Casey Ruff (acoustic, vocals)
Kirsten Silva (cello)
Tekla Waterfield (vocals)
Aimee Zoe (drums)
Colin J Nelson (producer and engineer)

recorded at Her Car Studios somewhere deep in Fremont.
masterfully mastered by Doug Krebs- www.dougkrebsmastering.com
caffeine provided by the good people at Fremont Coffee Company.


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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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