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What is it you want
This husk of an ideal
Wherever were its innards
Whenever did you feel

The watery veneer
The tepid washing bowls
The ever sinking windows
To the rinsed and worn out soul

It comes and goes

Facades of quaint composure
A bafflement contained
A fear that must be snuffed out
Or tacitly rearranged

The disillusioned soldier
His windmill arms still turned
By the gale that blows the litter
Into the ears of the alone

It comes and goes

The body lifting hunger
The void that you might fill
Is the shape of a moving paper doll
Held by its hands and heels

The niggling sense of panic
From a sound that might not end
The string is strained so tightly
It will snap if it must bend

It comes and goes

Keep your eyes fixed on the bright light
Let me tell you what to feel
You can call it an injustice
And choke on your next meal

Close your mind to the disaster
Concern yourself with bills
But you won't have to pay at all
You won't suffer but your children will


from Sunlight, released May 1, 2015
Written and performed by Jacobean Ruff

Aaron Collins-Wood - Bass, melodica
Sophie Elmieh - Backing vocals
Iggy Jeffery - Drums
Sophie Pearson - Vocals, acoustic guitar
Jed Timms - Electric guitar, violin, backing vocals


Ben Powling - Sax, clarinet
Seb Timmis - Trombone
Stu Wilson - Trumpet


The Weird Choir

Magdalena Bonesmith
Joe Spitfire

Produced by Jed Timms



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Jacobean Ruff Leeds, UK

Jacobean Ruff have been together only three years but in that time have proved themselves to be a versatile,fascinating and ever-changing band.

Moving through the genres of folk, art rock and alternative with ease, each new release reveals a new side to the band.

Having made waves with their early track 'Family', played on Radio 1, they have now moved into darker territory with 'Sunlight'.
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