Ruthless Lately

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naomi was a good mother
her name itself was grace
her sons were so good to us
but they will not leave this place
and now she parts for judea
oh "we will follow thee"
but she intones these bitter words
with tears upon her cheeks

turn away my daughters
turn and go your own way
turn away my daughters
why would you stay

oh my name is disloyal
i will heed those words
but ruth is filled with hesed
she will cleave to her
and glean the fields of rich men
at night uncover their feet
oh, how i miss my sister
this loneliness is it greed?

turn again my daughters
turn and go your own way
turn again my daughters
why would you stay

new word comes from my sister
those men have redeemed my girl
but ruth needs no redemption
she's come to love the world
those men so lost to tradition
they are deaf to the name of god
those men with cloaks would cover her
while mother sings aloud

turn away my daughter
turn and go your own way
turn away my daughter
why would you stay

turn again my sister
cleave not to their law
turn again my sister
your friendship without flaw

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from The Juliet Project, track released August 6, 2011
brooke tournoux (female vox) & noah mclaughlin (everything else)

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