Big Spoon

by Ariel + the Undertow

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Big Spoon is Ariel Rubin's first professionally produced EP. Created in collaboration with Boston producer Mike Davidson, it features a trio of tracks each highlighting a different flavor of this versatile and enigmatic artist.

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released 22 July 2011

Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Mike Davidson
Assisted by Bill Kelson and Eric Norris
Brighton MA
USA

Ariel Rubin - voice, baritone and concert ukulele
Steve Scully - drums
Adam Frederick - bass, string and horn arrangements
Duke Levine - electric guitar, lap steel
Duey Ducharme - electric guitar (I am a Sinner)
Patrick McGonagle - violin and viola
Jeremy Dalnes - cello
Jason Carnelio - trombone
Jeff Perry - trumpet
Willie Myette - organ

Special thanks to Steve Davis for his endless support and to everyone who contributed to the EP release through Kickstarter.com

Artwork by Becky Comber - www.beckycomber.com

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Track Name: Big Spoon
She sat and she cried I will never find
Someone to be, match to me
And then one day, she moved away
Said to me, if I stay then I will sink so far down
Get eaten up by this small small town

She arrived in the grey, the city’s lanes formed a maze
And the cars they all went rushing down
Into the heart of that great, great big town

Don’t worry girl, he’ll be here soon
Compare you to the moon
And always be your big spoon

They met, one rainy day
And friendship started, there in the grey
Until one most fated day
She turned to him, just had to say

You have the sweetest face and
When I meet your gaze
I am all ablaze and I go up and up and up and up and up

They were married the other day
She looked at him, he cupped her face
And now they live in both those towns
And life is up so much more than it is down
Track Name: I am a Sinner
I want a horse, I want a dog
I want a man and to find God
I need some help so I can see
The wicked living beautifully

The other day I killed a fly
And then I wrote a lullaby
Does that make me a hypocrite
To sing of life and then kill it?

I am a sinner and I have sinned
But I love this life I’m livin’

I was taught to be kind
And always told to speak my mind
But there are days when I find
It’s damn hard to do both at the same time

And when the Devil sits here next to me
Her words lash out so viciously
I have asked her time and time again
Please find yourself another friend

I am a sinner and I have sinned
But I love this life I’m livin’
Yeah I love this life I’m livin’
Oh I love this life I’m livin’

And I’ve been told once, maybe twice
Little girls should always be so nice
I will try to be what you want me to
But I guarantee, that there are days I will lash out at you

When I look at the TV
The newscaster she speaks to me
She says he has died so you’ll be free
And that’s when I wonder
Was he ready? To die.
Did he choose it or did I?

There’s evil in this world I see
And some of it it lives in me
If God were here I hope He’d say
You need the dark to see the light of day

I am a sinner and I have sinned
But I love this life I’m livin’

I am a sinner and I will sin
For as long as I am livin’
Track Name: Mama I'm Leaving
Hey Mama, I am leaving, I’ve grown up can’t you see?
I am a woman, my mind’s made up, won’t you please trust in me?
I’ve been a lucky girl, and I’ve been raised well
So as I turn in the night, raise my hand and I’m gone
Please don’t cry, I won’t be gone long
Oh Mama, I am leaving, but even as I go
I am traveling back to the place I call home
And I will phone you soon

When I was little, just a young girl, you said this to me
When you’re older, you’ve got to travel, there’s just so much to see
I watch you climb so high, slide down the other side
And I know in my heart, that some day you may fly
And I will cry but you’ll go

So Mama, I want to thank you, for all you’ve done for me
As I travel across the skies and open seas
I will hear your voice, as clear as it can be
When I turn the wrong way, down some dark, shaded street
I will heed you then
So Mama, I am leaving, but even as I go
I am traveling back to the place I call home
And I will phone you soon