KELLY DOGTOOTH ~ RUINS EP

by Dogtooth & Nail

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    RUINS the CD, the first Kelly Dogtooth demo, comes in a paper case with a glued on photocopied drawing I drew.
    This includes all four songs here: 1. Shakin' In Your Bones 2. Where I'm Going 3. Ruins 4. My Old Friend

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released July 31, 2015

Recorded by John Ford at Roving House Studio
Mixed/Mastered by Eric at Rat City

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Dogtooth & Nail Portland, Oregon

Two punks playing folky, bluesy political tunes about environmentalism, feminism, anti-capitalism and creating change.
Often touring, based out of Portland, OR. Contact us:
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Track Name: Shakin' In Your Bones
Have you ever been wandering
Day or night
Cause the streetlight won’t keep you safe and
Neither will the sunlight

And I’m always wondering
Why the same ol’ story never seems to change
You’re trying to scream out of your skin
But when you do you know that you are going
To get the blame

{CHORUS}
So take what you’ve been told and throw it
Right out the window
We’ll have you shakin’ in your bones
Cause the truth can be so damn cold

And yeah you heard it right, I made a misogynist cry
In a Portland hotel with no working stove
We all smoked enough to make the rain come inside
And you said you were starving 

So I gave you my last can
You couldn’t wait to complain and said
Make it woman…
But instead, I gave you a slice of my mind

{CHORUS}

I pushed you down into the depths of your mind
The years of conditioning making you blind
When we should be teaching how not to harm
Not just how to hide

My dear friend
I’m so thankful I saw you that night
You brought me the strength to give him a hell of a fight

{CHORUS}

I’d like to dedicate this to all of my friends
To those who don’t identify with opposite ends
To those becoming who they know they were meant to be
This isn’t just about people who look like me

{CHORUS}
Track Name: Where I'm Going
I fill my pockets up with problems
Carry that weight on my hips
Bare my teeth so you can see
That I’m serious
The dogs are calling me
Out to play
And mess up my clothes
And I know… I know…

THAT THERE ARE STILL PLACES WHERE TREES TOWER OVER BUILDINGS
THERE ARE STILL PLACES WHERE TREES TOWER OVER BUILDINGS
That’s where I’m going

Heavy heavy heart you wear yourself
Around my neck please don’t
Tighten up I’m already
Running out of breath

Well there’s something thick in the air
And it sure doesn’t settle well
In my chest
These lead lungs may make it hard
As I tell you I’m so tired of
Dancing around in the same damn circle

BUT THERE ARE STILL PLACES WHERE TREES TOWER OVER BUILDINGS
THERE ARE STILL PLACES WHERE TREES TOWER OVER BUILDINGS
That’s where I’ll be free

My grandma told me
Her life was like getting use to a new pair of shoes
Uncomfortable at first you gotta
Take the pain and you’ll
Walk away stronger than you use to

Well I’ve worn these soles to the bone
Leaving pieces of myself all along
Exposing the insides that you like to keep close to you and
All along even if I’m all alone those pieces I lost make me aware of these darker truths

BUT THERE ARE STILL PLACES WHERE TREES TOWER OVER BUILDINGS
THERE ARE STILL PLACES WHERE TREES TOWER OVER BUILDINGS
That’s what I’m protecting

I don’t benefit from lying to you
And I won’t apologize if I’m speaking in shades of blue
You were too afraid to dig up roots so you left on a gray day
Saying
Sorry for the hurricane

But star crossed kneecaps may touch but just graze the skin
Tripping trying to tip toe around conversations we should’ve been in
A long time ago I would sacrifice my own arm just for that one smile
But if we keep wasting away, letting them win there won't.. be…

There won’t be…
TREES THAT TOWER OVER BUILDINGS
THERE WON'T BE
TREES THAT TOWER OVER BUILDINGS
(x2)

SO MEET ME WHERE I'M GOING.
Track Name: Ruins
Open up old wounds
That I stitched together myself
Open up old wounds
And slide along the pavement

I’m returning back to the river
With my hair long and tied
Gonna take my knife and 
let it all fall
Downstream
Cause my ghosts keep following me

That’s why I’m...

{CHORUS}
Dreaming of the road
Cause this house can’t hold me no more
I’ve been drowning in my own smoke
But there’s nowhere that I belong

Domesticated dog
Tied to a pole
With this life she’s been living
She’s trying to die before she gets old

Never been to New Orleans
She wants to howl
And play in the streets
Never been to Northern California
Where she heard at night the sky cries
And the ocean sleeps

Well these
Cities will soon be ruins
Their colors ripped down and burned
For everyone to see
Pushing out
To pull them in
Praising names that a year ago
They wouldn’t dare to speak

That’s why I’m...
{CHORUS}

Fill a jar with my tears
And spread it over Oklahoma’s vast countryside
Let my body mix with her soil
Cause I’d lay here for days if it would save more than my life
And whether you
Leave by choice or force
You’re never coming back home
Cause they’ve taken your roots
And painted them gold
Selling them for fifteen dollars but they can’t
Sell your soul I’m…

{CHORUS}

Fill up old tombs
That you dug for yourself
Close up old rooms
Where you danced until your eyes turned red

And it’s hard to break the habit of sleeping on one side of the bed
It’s hard to break the habit of smoking cigarettes but imma keep
Fighting like hell for the living while honoring the dead
Listening
To where I’m guided to lay this weary head
I’m…

{CHORUS} x2
Track Name: My Old Friend
Ten more steps
And I'm on my way
You've been leaving for weeks
But I've got no more reason to stay

Ten or more times
You could have walked away
And it's just got me thinking
What would you be singing today?

{CHORUS}
I wish I could see you my old friend x3

When it rains
It reminds me of home
And I don't care if my boots drown me they
All complain like they're alone
But if they could just lift themselves
Up from their damn phones

I still remember the last thing you asked me and I'm
Working through the ways I still feel sorry...

{CHORUS}

If you asked, I'd say I'm an optimistic pessimist
And you'd say that I'm an oxymoron but I'll
Tell you why I think like this

There's so much working against us
It's really no surprise that I lost my faith
When it's easy to get lost
And think that no one will remember your face

{CHORUS}

I don't expect
For the pieces to fall into place
The selfishness that surrounds us makes it
Feel like we all can be replaced
So go ahead and prove me wrong
I'm trying my hardest to do the same

And it's ok that I've got holes in my heart
There came a time when I embraced the pain

{CHORUS}