Another Ruse

from Pale Cicada by Makeunder

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You shed your lovely golden skin
And I stayed the whole of the summer span
All alone thinking where do I begin?
I rest my eyes and hope for another plan

I feel my red emotion begin to fade
Tied up in a vernacular pain
I've seen the dirt flood the streets and the tract homes erase
I wanna give you the truth, wanna give it to you straight

Before I run into another ruse
Until I run into another ruse

It takes a fool to breath in the air
It takes a fool to leave all that behind
It takes a fair bit of cool to begin in the fall
So take that despair and find me after it all

Before I run into another ruse
Until I run into another ruse
Into another ruse
Before I run into another ruse
Into another ruse

No - I can't run


from Pale Cicada, released June 28, 2019
Hamilton Ulmer – vocals, synths, production
John Doing – drums
Van Jackson-Weaver – guitars
Sarah Bonono – clarinets
Ian Pellicci – tracking (New, Improved Recording)
Nick Lobel – mix
Dale Becker – master


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Makeunder Oakland, California

Led by songwriter Hamilton Ulmer, Makeunder wrestles diverse tastes - from Renaissance motet, to art rock, to 90's R&B, synth pop, soul, & modern orchestral music - into powerful songs about death, survival, migration, & loss.

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