Ruthers by Others Vol. 2

by Ian Rutherford

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released December 8, 2016

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Ian Rutherford Melbourne, Australia

Ian is a Melbourne keyboard player and songwriter.

The Plus Five band is a range of mainly vocalists, drummers and guitarists that perform my compositions and augment my keyboards.

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Track Name: Riot In My Heart
I think it was a Monday
In the summer of 77
She was only 17
I was not much more

Standing in a doorway
Looking for a class
Friends or lovers, either way
This friendship was to last

[Chorus]

I think it was a Tuesday
Well it’s actually most days
Friendship was the outcome
But that is still OK

Married and with families
But living separate lives
Friends for ever all the same
I still get misty eyed

[Chorus]

I think it was a Thursday
About 25 years on
Sitting in an airport
I just picked up the phone

Staring out the window
Of a hotel room that night
Talked and talked for hours
Everything felt right

[Final Chorus]


Chorus
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There was a riot in my heart
Worlds were torn apart
A wonderful adventure
Friends for ever more

A riot in my heart
Explosions of a kind
Feelings running rampant
And a riot in my mind


Final Chorus
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There is a riot in my heart
The true love of my life
Finally together
We live as man and wife

There’s still a riot in my heart
And explosions of a kind
Feelings running rampant
And a riot in my mind

Feelings running rampant
And a riot in my mind...
Track Name: Bunyip
Bill was a lean and wiry bloke
Been droving sheep for 20 years
He'd seen it all on the Victorian tracks
But never had he seen the likes of this

As the sun was setting in the west
And the last rays glinted on the water
He thought he saw some movement
And then he lost two sheep

Quiet as you like it was
Not a struggle or a splash
Just a ripple on the water
And they were gone

But I've seen this all before
Last month up at Murchison
Just as dusk was falling
A young boy was there, and then he'd gone

Quiet as you like it was
Not a struggle or a splash
Just a ripple on the water
And the young boy was gone

Some say it's just in your head
Some say it's a trick of the light
But I know what it really is
It's the ancient Aussie beast

Diprotodon be damned
It's not a hippo or a manatee
It has a thousand Aussie names
But to me it is the Bunyip

Quiet as you like they are
Not a struggle or a splash
Just a ripple on the water
And you are gone
Track Name: Serenade
The soft cry from an oboe rises
To slowly pierce my soul
And remind me of my childhood

A once strong figure
Slowly paces throughout the room
A presence of stature and strength

Pain consumes me as I float into the music
In his wake a void is filled with memories
of music spreading through our home

He becomes the sounds around me
He conducts to life
The softness of the winds
He animates the story
Reaching deep into his heart, he explodes with passion
He shares with us the composer’s song

Father, I see your arms
Outstretched, eyes closed
And softly swaying to Mozart’s Serenade of Winds

Pain consumes me as I float into the music
In his wake a void is filled with memories
Of music spreading through our home

He becomes the sounds around me
He conducts to life
The softness of the winds
He animates the story
Reaching deep into, his heart
He explodes with passion
He shares with us the composer’s song


In the darkness, with his red wine,
Emotion, energy and mind consumed
A soft sigh of completeness, of pleasure…
Track Name: The Butt Song
Verse 1
Looking to lose some friends?
Just toss away your butt ends
Toss them in their garden
Then just beg their pardon

Do you want a dolphin to choke?
Come on then, light up that smoke
Toss that butt right down the drain
And then sit back and wait for rain

Chorus
Mind if I smoke?
No, mind if I fart?
I'll just drop this butt right here
Someone will pick it up - no fear

Mind if I smoke?
No, mind if I choke?
Do you wanna toke?
No thanks I'm broke

Verse 2
Now I'm not saying smokin' is wrong
But I'm telling you folks that you all pong
You flick your butt, I'll kick your butt
Read the pack then put it back

If the pack you've read and the butt you've shed
Then I'm comparing my butt with your head
Yeah pal, my butt, your head

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