Current Day

by Martin Van Ruin

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    releases October 1, 2017

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“Current Day” is the first song off the new release by Martin Van Ruin. It's not so much a "single" as it is “the first song that was finished because it has the least amount of instruments.”

Due out in the fall, the yet-to-be-named album is the follow-up to the band’s 2014 debut, which was called “one of the best local indie releases of the year” (Chicago Tribune) and introduced the band as a “new folk rock supergroup” with “inescapable Bob Dylan and Neil Young comparisons” (Chicago Sun-Times).


releases October 1, 2017

Martin Van Ruin is: Alex Winter (bass), Brian Sharpe (guitars), Cathy Starr (violin), Derek Nelson (vocals, guitars), Sarah Jane Goldstein (vocals), and Pete Falknor (drums and a bunch of other stuff). Recorded and mixed by Mike Lust. Lyrics by Derek Nelson. Cover photo by Efe Kurnaz.


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Martin Van Ruin Chicago, Illinois

Martin Van Ruin is a collective project from some familiar Chicago faces (members of Derek Nelson & The Musicians, Jenny Dragon, Planetsexploder). Their debut led them to being named "5 Chicago Songwriters You Need to Watch" by American Songwriter Magazine. A new release will be out in the fall. ... more

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Track Name: Current Day
She looked at me and laughed
said she’s started to wonder
when the current of the current day
will start to pull her under.
As we walked along this path
and the sky woke up in thunder
I said “Maybe that’s our nature
We build and then we plunder.
We build and then we plunder.”

In the current day.

I said, "I dreamt of fallen leaves
and of children growing up
Oh, I dreamt of two oak trees
who learned to fall in love.
And their roots would intertwine
and they’d learn to share their water
So their limbs could outstretch
and hold our little daughter
They would hold our little daughter."

In the current day.

There are times,
I confess,
that I could miss
being alone.
The late nights,
The disorder,
The not knowing what I was for.
But I’d miss you more.

Now, we lay near the creekbed
where you took my name.
And you hide beneath my big head
as it starts to rain.
Our boots have gotten heavy
and the ground has gotten wetter.
But you’re just as I remember
You’re the same
You’re so much better.

In the current day.
You’re the same, you’re so much better.
In the current day.