The Quiet While

by Greta Ruth

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released November 10, 2018

greta ruth melcher - guitar & voice
connor nolan - guitar (1, 2, 3)

words & music by greta ruth melcher
recorded live on location in medina, minnesota in june 2018 by char nolan
mixed & mastered at nightmother&co. in chicago, illinois in october 2018 by char nolan

album art by greta ruth melcher
album layout by sarah dovolos


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Greta Ruth Minneapolis, Minnesota

poem & tone. guitar & voice. language & harmony.

song as a way to sit with, move through, & heal from experience.

softness & dissonance. reflection & dynamic stillness.

the tension of opposites & the alchemy of internal work.

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Track Name: The Quiet While
carve my back, I’m settled stacks
I’m only now a wish well, wise
hold my hand, hold my eyes
fold out where honesty falls quiet

but I’m a body
holding all of it I can love you
and I know I’ve been so cold-limbed

so have my warmth, my motion, all of it
Track Name: Tender
mend my tongue, my shyest part
with time you feed it well

all my shadow, all my dark will settle
and I am yours to brave

tend me what way you like
tend me what way you like
Track Name: Red Tug
this is the blush you gave me
it tarries yet, sweet rosy sway
says I am made of pulses
I won’t hide my face from you

you play your edge, your lip line
I’ll pray my freedoms come
oh, child

hey, my blood hauls me
for a while I am not a little
wide eyed doe

I’m a woman and you’re mine
to calm, to be kind to

hey, my blood hauls me
your eyes, two slots of death
but how they shine!

till I’m free to love you
from my nothing

my chance of day has found me in your arms
Track Name: A World Perhaps
where is my kindness
my sleep showed me all of my pain
and you

your form that invites it
I am a proper animal
with you

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