Is The Only EP

by Mariko Ruhle

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3 songs - 3 fragments of life experience - trauma, grief, forgiveness. A little story told in 3 acts, of how love and honesty can prevail over fear and anger.


released August 8, 2018

All songs written by Mariko Ruhle
Recorded by Richard Hoag at Mysterious Red X in Seattle, WA

"Is The Only"
Mastered by Levi at Black Belt Mastering
Mixing and accompaniment by Jason Shao
Mariko Ruhle - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar

Mixed by Richard Hoag
Mastered by Levi at Black Belt Mastering
Mariko Ruhle - acoustic guitar, vocals
Judd Wasserman - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
Jason Shao - bass
Al Reiter - drums

Mixing & Mastering by Richard Hoag
Mariko Ruhle - acoustic guitar, vocals
Zach Warnes - electric guitar, vocals


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Mariko Ruhle Seattle, Washington

Mariko Ruhle, is a Seattle based musician/singer-songwriter from Santa Barbara, California and lead singer/guitarist of Nostalgic Rock band Temple Canyon.

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Track Name: Is The Only
out on that open road
all alone, no one to hold at night
imagination runs wild, you ran wild
all the years that you smoked away
circling like a bird in the same place
how you survived the loneliness, I can't imagine
all alone in that hospital bed
images running through your head
like the day your son was born
or the night that your love was over
but two wrongs don't make a right
and you don't give up on those you love
waiting for me to show up
I learned my lesson the hard way
forgiveness is the only
Track Name: Always
Well get out of your head
Forget every word she ever said
That made you cry
Exonerate yourself and those you love

Forever, always
That's the vow I make
For you I'd break my own heart
Like the wind and the rain
Forever, always

Well I'm not a saint
But I've been working hard to save myself
from the same old mistakes
That happened long ago
They're not my own

Forever, always
That's the vow I make
For you I'd break my own heart
Every storm we face
Forever, always
Track Name: Worthy
Who cares what's real or fake
Who cares if we relate
We're characters in disguise
hiding ourselves inside

What did you do to get so damn moody
how did you prove to me you're worthy

We're hanging on inside
Where memories and truth collide
We make up archetypes
We are all alike

Win and you can be a star
they say you'll go very far
they say that pride only hurts
I wonder which is worse

Inside a little mystery
do you want to look in and see
inside a dark history
do you really want to know me

How could you do that to me
how could I prove to you, that I'm worthy

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