Fully Formed

by Rubie

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1.
For Y 01:35
Try to catch your eye Make sure I haven't turned invisible Have to concentrate on something So searching for your gaze it is Hoping that your eyes might meet mine And look inside And cast a magic spell So I enjoy myself But I have spied my classic error: I only see when there are folks all round That there aren't many that I couldn't do without. Try to hold an ear Make sure my voice is not inaudible Have to put myself in something So in these words it is Hoping that an ear might prick up And stay until I stop And offer up a couple claps or kind words but I have spied my classic error: I only see when there are folks all round That there aren't many that I couldn't do without That while praise is addictive I could make a million smile and not get half the satisfaction of a single look from you You say I never wrote your song my darling Well that's not strictly true Because every word I ever wrote's for y-
2.
Forever 04:05
You asked a question that I never thought worth answering About whether there is anybody listening and I don't know what to think are we all on the brink sliding down the kitchen sink and are my promises sound when all things break down into dust on the ground and is it a waste of time hoping you'll always be... I give answers that I know aren't helpful There's no way to measure our potential stick cocktail sticks in my eyes so I can watch time pass by (then I might stop wasting it) it's not crazy to pretend not everything ends you're not naive not ignorant not full of shit 'cause I do it too I never want to lose... I mean it when I say forever In the literalest of ways and though I might be wrong It's worth believing in I really mean Forever Divine! Me a future, So I at least know what the deal is And can work out how to deal with it Divine! With your crystal ball Gimme the bad news I'm ready for it! Divine! If you're out there You'd have given some sign right? It's wishful thinking Not easy to justify I mean it when I say forever In the literalest of ways And though I might be wrong It's worth believing in I really mean I really mean I mean it when I say forever In the literalest of ways And if I am wrong Then on our last day I want to say I feel like we loved Forever
3.
Shoebox 02:58
P-p-pandora loved a man Until her lips were raw Until his feet got cold And now she keeps him in a shoebox She cursed the shoebox such That should anybody dare To take a peek in there They would suffer a death most foul But Pandora gets this feeling About three-o-clock in the morning Her shoebox it calls out to her From underneath her wardrobe Pandora I thought you had some willpower... But sure enough she rummages through. Pandora rationalised "Surely! It could not be, That my own curse works on me" And for a few moons that held true Once was enough at first And pandora paid no mind To the bags under her eyes... They were but a Subtle scupper in her weary stare The next time the box opened I was there: Pandora got this feeling About three-o-clock in the morning Her shoebox it called out to her From underneath her wardrobe Pandora darling I thought you knew better... A ticking time bomb set. Pandora finally strayed On a September night And the ensuing fight Took her away without a trace But she won't be the last Pandora's shoebox took Repercussions of her look Are drawing closer! Subtle scuppers in my tired eyes I'll sit here penning words until I die Pandora got this feeling About three-o-clock in the morning Oh her shoebox it called out to her From underneath her wardrobe Oh Pandora, I get this feeling About three-o-clock in the morning Oh your photograph calls out to me from inside my computer Oh Pandora judging from your past willpower... I'm guessing now I'm in a shoebox too!
4.
If you charitably donate A minute of your time I'll spend it well I'll be awfully persuasive I'll make you wish You asked sooner I can't be expected To operate myself With passion And confidence And dignity And still believe There's something there But I wouldn't leave my riches to a razor blade I wouldn't leave my fortune to a kitchen knife a kitchen knife? I found myself standing at the bottom of a tower And I climbed a rope And ended up In your attic Love letters And dusty kit And pleading eyes And bandaged wrists
5.
I'd been saving these chords To write a love song someday Before I found the words I'd missed you I had been crumbling but now I think you miss me more Hand on heart Soothing like no other I wanna feel your cracks I wanna smooth your faultlines I wanna hold... I'd been saving myself From thoughts of growing old with you It was a little vow to me And I can't hate you Even though you let me down I'm keeping every scrap of you No I can't hate you I only have the strength for love And I can't blame you Just things inside you causing hurt And I'm so scared that You'll never get what you deserve (not to mention the small matter of my finding another love) Hand on heart Soothing like no other I wanna feel your cracks I wanna smooth your faultlines I wanna hold... (e-l-i-b-g u-y r-f e--l e--h t--j I ;e-l-i-b-g u-y r-f e---w I d--w yr-ve ;e-l-i-b-g)
6.
Does she lie in a bed she made herself? Unhide Follow your own advice please We're so.... Close, Just fucking say it will you Just fucking say it Look at us and you will see Endless similarity And maybe we gave too much We got our just desserts Maybe we'll complain to the chef next time our food comes burnt Trust me I know what you gave Selfless lovers can't be saved She might Think that she's an open book but Perspective Is a funny thing ain't it I've learned That some things need spelling out We could be... Close, Just fucking say it will you, Just fucking say it....
7.
Also 02:48
Wordlessly He takes my place With red -ringed eyes I move! And I am moved also. (your feet are on the ground I float away) Millions of them All alike They just don't know I love! And I am loved also. (your feet are on the ground I float away)
8.
Honourable 02:15
9.
I'm a useless man No great judge of character But I should know you better I should know you better Pretty good job The four of us Have no regrets to speak of Don't ever feel Like you Could have done any better Guilty party Can only be The one who never listened I never talked to you at all I never talked to you at all I never talked to you at all I never talked to you at all I'm a part of this and proud to be Proof a mess can function beautifully Sellotaped together hastily Proof a mess can function beautifully I never talked to you at all I never talked to you at all I never talked to you at all I never talked to you at all I'm a useless man Who knows not what he has Automatic cynic Automatic skeptic Your hands right there And I would take them If I had the strength to
10.
I Live in a cave And overhear old wives tales about me "That Ruben guy I saw him last week He's growing his hair He's learning guitar He's stepping out of social engagements I hear him at night Tinkling away Singing so soft Repeating himself Working on some great work of genius" But it's not good enough It doesn't move me It's not good enough It doesn't move me I Live in my head Voices to which I'll gladly listen For they know best "You've got something here I've not seen before" But it's not good enough It doesn't move me But when it's good enough Oh when it moves me... I'll emerge Fully Formed Flower with finesse fit for a bowling ball On a smooth alley Nothing in my way Nothing in my way I'll emerge Fully Formed With all the class expected of a superstar And I'll make it true There's something inside me That I want inside you

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songs from a year.
written and largely recorded by night.

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released October 26, 2015

piano, guitar, bass guitar and vocals by rubie

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