Ruin Lyrics

Cat Power


publisher: ©BEGGARS MUSIC, LTD.
writers: Chan Marshall
album: Track 3 in album Sun
release date: 2012-8-29
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Blues Rock
length: 4:33

Cover Art

Cat Power Sun cover art
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I’ve seen gypsies who made it all the way
And kept going, kept rolling with nowhere to go
Nowhere to go.


As far as I’ve seen from the bush
The wilderness, to every known city
I’ve been to … color cut
So where to? Mozambique, Istanbul, or Rome
Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Taiwan, Great Britain
Belfast, to the desert, Spain
Some little bitty island in the middle of the Pacific
All the way back home, into my town
Into my town
Bitching, complaining from some ṗeople who ain’t got shit to do
Bitching, moment, so many people you know they got

What are we doing?
We’re sitting on a ruin
What are we doing?
We’re sitting on a ruin

As far as I’ve seen, from the bush
The wilderness, to every known city
I’ve been to Saudi Arabia, dug up Calcutta
So where to? Mozambique, Istanbul, or Rome
Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Taiwan, Great Britain
Belfast, to the desert, Spain
Some little bitty island in the middle of the Ṗacific
All the way back home, to my town
To my town
Bitching, complaining from some people who ain’t got shit to eat
Bitching, moment, so many people you know they got

What are we doing?
We’re sitting on a ruin
What are we doing?
We’re sitting on a ruin

What are we doing?
We’re sitting on a ruin
What are we doing?
We’re sitting on a ruin


Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Cherokee
  • 2 Sun
  • 3 Ruin
  • 4 3,6,9
  • 5 Always on My Own
  • 6 Real Life
  • 7 Human Being
  • 8 Manhattan
  • 9 Silent Machine
  • 10 Nothin but Time
  • 11 Peace and Love
  • 12 Fire
  • 13 Back in the Days
  • 14 King Rides By