Comfort In Creation

by Louis Ruben

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about

'Comfort In Creation' is my first solo studio album and was recorded in one day on Thursday 9th February 2017 (engineered by Sam Dyson at Free House Studios, Bristol).

The album was then mixed and mastered by Sam on various dates over the course of the following few months.

I wanted the album to feel natural and stripped back.
I knew that I wanted it to sound professionally recorded, but still have a raw sound that people could easily connect with.

So, apart from some carefully placed sound FX on a few of the songs, and a bit of reverb, this album is just me, my voice and my acoustic guitar!

The concept for the album is that we are all trying to find comfort through 'creation' (in this complex, fast-paced and often challenging life!)

For many people, comfort is found simply through creating a life for themselves, having a career, setting personal goals and achieving certain things that they want to do i.e. run a marathon, climb a mountain, do charity work, develop spiritually etc.

Some people find comfort through family life - creating and raising a family and knowing that they have created and nurtured something positive that may continue for many generations after they die.

Others find comfort through artistic creation/expression, such as painting a portrait, writing a book, recording music, working in fashion etc.

The album title 'Comfort In Creation' also made me think of the story of creation and how there are many people who find comfort in a specific religion/belief system - but often this comfort seems to come at a price, and can create conflict within individual families as well as between different communities and countries, usually when people are simply not accepting of other people and other people's beliefs or ways of life.

We are all very unique, but we are all humans who feel the same love and pain and are made up of the same energy. So we should show love and respect to everyone, but its very easy to forget to do this when living day to day, in this dog-eat-dog, materialistic world. A world that makes it very easy for us to focus so much on our own little lives and individual creations that we forget to look at the bigger picture, and how what we are doing could be affecting other people and the world as a whole, in an easily avoidable negative way.

We must all unite and strive to find the purest comfort that comes from knowing that we are trying our best to do the right thing. Individually we can acheive so much, but collectively we can acheive a lot more! We can re-create the world, on our terms!

Capitalism has failed us, we need something new!
We may not have all the answers to what this 'something new' will look like right now, but we have to start somewhere!

Firstly, we need to accept that the current monetary systems and government systems that are in place are simply not working for the benefit of all people and the world as a whole, and big changes are needed!

Let's start with love and unity!
Let's all do our own research and not be afraid to share exactly what we find!

Let's work together, and see just what we can create!

[If you can relate to this in any way and like the album, please help to support me and my music directly by purchasing the digital album, and spreading the word to anyone else that you think might enjoy the album!]

Thank you!

Louis.

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released May 21, 2017

Louis Ruben - vocals, acoustic guitar

All songs written, performed and arranged by Louis Ruben

Engineered, mixed & mastered and produced by Sam Dyson at Free House Studios, Bristol

Executive producer - Louis Ruben

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Bio: After initially playing bass guitar and singing with various rock bands, Louis Ruben is now happily enjoying the creative freedom of being a solo singer-songwriter. Debut album Coming 2017
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Track Name: Begin
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[Male: 'Hey babe, what's up?']
[Female: 'Hey babe, I think i'm pregnant']
[Male: 'Pfft!?!']

She said what you mean you're finally getting back to me?
I thought that it was just some kind of sick joke
I guess it works both ways
We''ve just been riding on different waves
You said you've found a brand new you
Been doing all you can to prove that

It all changed when a memory resurfaced from a song
And you knew you had to find me, patch up all those wrongs

Make so many happy memories
That there's no space for painful ones
And our roots run so deep
I don't know where you end and I begin
I don't know where you end and I begin

Yeah, I know you're not feelin' right
But you''re in the right place tonight
I guess you just need to go through some dark times
To appreciate the light, learn to love this delicate life
If you believe then you can be everything you've ever dreamed
Yeah

Be the change you want to see, i'll be there to lend a hand
If we try and fail we'll just keep tryin' 'til we can

Make so many happy memories
That there's no space for painful ones
And our roots run so deep
I don't know where you end and I begin
I don't know where you end and I begin
Yeah

I'll forever go weak at the knees
When you turn your head and smile at me
And we're as crazy as can be, but one of the happiest families
And I still can't believe our luck
We sowed a seed, we had that trust
And now we're watching it bloom
Born in the heart of me and you (begin)
Like a work of art out of the blue (begin)
A perfect way to start anew (begin)
An original part of me and you (begin)
A perfect way to start anew


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Track Name: Jigsaw
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Mother, I don't know how, but you made it through
And thank God you did, because I needed you to
When things got twisted, you did your best to hide it
You did everything you could
To provide me with the easy childhood you never had

And I need you to know now
I'm grateful everyday
And now we're flourishing in our own ways

Coz you always found a way to make it
Come together like a jigsaw, somehow
And to this day, you always find a way to make it
Come together like a jigsaw, somehow
Come together like a jigsaw, somehow

You are strong, and inspirational
In time, I know you'll find your breakthrough
And feel the joy that you deserve
You've done your time, now fix the pieces
The broken segments of your divine light

And I know you'll find a way to make it
Come together like a jigsaw, somehow
And i'm so proud of you
You always find a way to make it
Come together like a jigsaw, somehow
Come together like a jigsaw, somehow
Come together like a jigsaw, somehow
Come together like a jigsaw, somehow


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Track Name: Afterlife
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Always searching for a reason
Maybe there is no reason
We are all waiting in line
For that eternal sunshine

At one with all who've died
She said I wish there was an afterlife I could believe in
As I was tryin' so hard not to lie
So I didn't share my side

And now i'm sideways shuffling like a crab
I can't move forward with my plans
I am searching for the right line to be remembered through time

At one with all who've died
She said I wish there was an afterlife I could believe in
As I was tryin' so hard not to lie
So I didn't share my side

I just love and live
These songs I give
To peace and movin' on
To everyone, alive and gone


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Track Name: Just Unity
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People flood all the shops in herds
We're only animals after all
Making countless paths
Just like the tiny insects, we're so small

This world is everyone's home, it's simply where we live
It's therefore in our interest to look after it
This earth gives us everything we need
But can it just give and give?
Or is it up to all of us to eliminate greed
And replace it with just unity?
Yeah

The face on the moon looks like it's crying
It hates to see how messed up we've become
When selfishness is only multiplying
Just unity can lead us to one love
Here right now

This world is everyone's home, it's simply where we live
It's therefore in our interest to look after it
This earth gives us everything we need
But can it just give and give?
Or is it up to all of us to eliminate greed
And replace it with just unity?
Yeah

This world is everyone's home, it's simply where we live
It's therefore in our interest to look after it
This earth gives us everything we need
But can it just give and give?
Or is it up to all of us to eliminate greed
And replace it with just unity?


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Track Name: Desire Path
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I'm gonna pick up from where Marley and Lennon left off
Spread the message of one love and pray I don't get shot
Hey!

Everything's connected, only love will last
Sharing my view is my desire path
Why can't we demolish all the cars?
Travel by foot or learn to love where we are?

Mother nature's hurting, we're ignoring the signs
I see a solution through a nature life
But it's clear it's gonna take some work
For the me, me, me mentality to be reversed

Unity is all there is after everything has happened
The children of the earth don't deserve all this devestation
Hey!

Everything's connected, only love will last
Sharing my view is my desire path
Why can't we demolish all the cars?
Travel by foot or learn to love where we are?

Mother nature's hurting, we're ignoring the signs
I see a solution through a natural life
But it's clear it's gonna take some work
For the me, me, me mentality to be reversed

Unity is all there is after everything has happened


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Track Name: Bloodstream
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So I sacrificed my life for you, dear
Now you're carrying my heart
I'll be with you through and through, dear
We'll never drift apart
Feel my heartbeat as you doze
Hear me whisper when you wake
If forever's going slow
We'll take a stroll down to the lake

And you will feel me in your bloodstream
And you will see the truth in everything
Yeah, in that field, you'll be running free
Now, you can truly say, you and me are forever
In loving harmony, sharing the same bloodstream

You feel my heartbeat under the water
I will kiss you as you sleep
Let the love in as you grow older
Make sure you talk to me by the sea

And now you feel me in your bloodstream
And you can see the truth in everything
Yeah, in that field, you are running free
Now, you can truly say, you and me are forever
In loving harmony, sharing the same bloodstream

I'm loving this unity
You and me are forever
In loving harmony


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Track Name: Rest Assured
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In my mind, i've got a picture of the day
Your ashes will fly away, we'll throw your torso to the wind
And you will laugh again with family and old friends
And dance forever with the breeze
And I know, when I go, you'll be waiting up for me

You picked a rose and threw it on his casket
Then you broke down to the Aunt that you had barely met
It's kinda like you lost two Dads that you never really had
And I guess that none of us planned this
That lioness always yearned for children of her own
Two gifts from God to give her a love you can't describe
But in the aftermath, you were abandoned, cast aside

But rest assured, we will never leave your side

We'll meet our maker when it's time
So let us trust in this one love
And always go with the feeling that is right

You picked a rose and threw it on his casket
Then you broke down to the Aunt that you had barely met
Just know that he was so proud of you
For being proud of all you are
For so long, you tried to deny it
Lived a lie for a while, so you could have your own
Three gifts from God to give you a love you never knew

But rest assured, we will never abandon you

The worst is over, we are older and wiser
And stronger than before
Through thick and thin you've always been the best Father
That we could ever hope for

So rest assured, we will never abandon you
So rest assured, we will never leave your side

And rest assured, we will never leave your side
And rest assured, we will never leave


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Track Name: Good Example
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If you have a question
Or there's something you can't get your head around
I'll give you a good example and hope that you understand it

And I will be open, and I will be free
And I will be honest, if you are with me
And now I know, for sure
That I will be a good example, for all to see

Yeah, I had this vision, I was roughly thirteen
That i'd be a singer, now this vision, I see
Life is a river that eventually leads back to the ocean
Every droplet's in me
So now, as i'm singing, it's flowing through me
Just a ragged old vessel, livin' the dream

And I will be open, and I will be free
Yeah, I will be honest, if you are with me
And now I know, for sure
That I will be a good example, for all to see

So follow my example, and feel
Full of this love, the only thing that's real
And give yourself some credit, and keep your heart strong
And see the pride rise in me, now you're singing your own song

And I will be open, and I will be free
And I will be honest, if you are with me
And now I know, for sure
That I will be a good example
Will you follow my lead?


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Track Name: If You'll Be Mine
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I know that I don't really know you yet
But I know that you deserve at least one celestial song
Made just for you

Good to see you, if only for a while
I'll be your loser, if you'll be mine tonight

Natural beauty shines through your stare, so sweetly
And i'm just rhyming my thoughts and feelings
And i'm just hoping you're liking what you're hearing
If it just makes you laugh, or if you think it's sweet

Good to see you, if only for a while
I'll be your hypocrite, if you'll be mine tonight

Natural beauty shines through your stare, so sweetly
And i'm just rhyming my thoughts and feelings
And i'm just hoping you're liking what you're hearing
If it just makes you laugh, or if you think it's sweet

Good to see you, if only for a while
I'll be your soulmate, if you'll be mine

Good to see you, if only for a while
I'll be your empyrean, if you'll be mine


(Copyright 2017)
Track Name: Sing Along (Be Free)
(Copyright 2017)


Looking out across the horizon, our troubles melt into the ocean
This flawless creation, where spirit angels glide

You told me, 'be yourself, what will be, will be'
And I swear you saw right through me
You said, 'with faith, you can be anything'
And in that moment, I believed you

But I said 'what more could I hope for?
What I got is so much more than I need
Furthermore, I feel every single thing
Right now is here inside of me

So i'll just sit right here, and savour the moment
Clear my mind, and there's no time'

Be yourself, what will be, will be
So sing along, be free
I'm searching for every way to distribute this peace i'm feelin'

So if you just lend me your ears, we'll ride on the soundwaves
And you will find, there's no time

Be yourself, what will be, will be
So sing along, be free
I'm searching for every way to distribute this peace i'm feelin'

Be free, be free
Sing along, be free

If you're lost and in need of tenderness, join us

And we can just be free, be free
Sing along, be free
Yeah, we can just be free, be free
Sing along, be free
Yeah, we can just be free, be free
Sing along, be free
Yeah, we can just be free, be free
Sing along, be free


(Copyright 2017)
Track Name: Comfort In Creation
(Copyright 2017)


I silently pray for all in turmoil
Wish some of my peacefulness thier way
I saw a man violently screaming
And felt his heart, so full of pain
I put myself in his position
And felt the weight upon his mind
I prayed to God for his redemption
Wishing everyone was just as kind
But sometimes, I feel so powerless
Like there's nothing I can really do
Until I find that there's this freedom
Always right there, inside of you

Coz there's a comfort in creation, and a plan in every pain
If we all help one another, all that divides us is a name
There's this illusion we are seperate
If we see clear, we are the same
Expressions of a single entity, on different levels like a game
We're all the same, we're all the same
We're all the same, we're all the same

Yeah, there's a comfort in creation, and a plan in every pain
If we all help one another, all that divides us is a name
There's this illusion we are seperate
When we see clear, we are the same
Expressions of a single entity, on different levels like a game
We're all the same, we're all the same
We're all the same, we're all the same

Yeah, there's only one destination
So unity is the only way
It's just a question of the timescale
And there's not a day just like today
(here, now)
It's all the same
(today, tonight)
It's all the same
(here, now)
It's all the same

There's no greater gift like the present
So if you exist, you've got it all anyway
It's all the same
(here, now)
It's all the same
(today, tonight)
It's all the same
(here, now)
It's all the same

Here, tonight (here, tonight)
Dark and light (dark and light)
Dark and light


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Track Name: Another Roadkill
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I'm sick of seeing flowers by the side of the road
All the mangled animals on the concrete ground
Kids breathin' in all our vehicle fumes
Planning her revenge, Mother nature looms

Another roadkill, man-made machine
Another roadkill, no soul will see

What we gonna do when the oil runs out?
Find another way to destroy ourselves?
What we gonna do when the ozone bites back?
Download another free app, and relax

Another roadkill, man-made machine
Another roadkill, no soul will see

Driving into oblivion with the hands-free on

Another roadkill, another roadkill
Another roadkill, another roadkill (no soul will see)

Another roadkill, another roadkill
Another roadkill, another roadkill (no soul will see)


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Track Name: So Full Of You
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They send them off in truckloads
Walking on bullet shells
Some are too brave for this world
I guess they're just needed to save another one

But all I hold are these endless reminders of you
So I find, my mind's so full of you
So I just try to find things to do

The nightime is the hardest
Hearing explosions in the distance
I found myself praying that they could find my door
So that I could finally join you
And we could entwine forevermore

But all I hold are these endless reminders of you
So I find, my mind's so full of you

But I keep my head up tonight (in pride for you)
And I'll live my life to its fullest (I know you want me to)
And I will create awareness until this war (is finally through)
And keep my heart so full of you


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Track Name: Energy Exists
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Let's address the situation, the rich/poor divide
The heartless devestation of Mother nature's body and mind
We must all do what we can, to change
Even if all we can do is spread the message

Unity is the answer (to every crisis)
Work with nature (live in bliss)
If only one energy exists
We can make it positive

But money is the barrier that's blocking out world peace
Causing all this hunger and needless suffering
We must all try and do all that we can
To change the way we are, realise we are truly one

Unity is the answer (to every crisis)
Work with nature (live in bliss)
If only one energy exists
We can make it positive

Unity is the answer (to every crisis)
Work with nature (live in bliss)
If only one energy exists
We can make it positive

We can make it
We can make it

Meditation is needed
Through unification, we can acheive peace on earth
Reflection is needed now
Capitalism has failed us, we need something new


(Copyright 2017)