Ruff Skin Roommate

from by The Great Novel



Costume Records


The land / I’m livin’ in / It’s a cold one / It’s
a ruff skin / But the woman / I am livin’ with
/ It’s a warm one / It’s a ruff skin / She’s not
my gal / She my kin / These are ruff times /
So we live in sin

Ruff skin roommate / I said ruff skin roommate

There’s a huge difference / Between wants
and needs / I’ve never been good with this /
So I keep us in need / Money’s always tight /
So she shares the fight / Doesn’t blame me
but she knows / Money don’t bring the hype
/ She’s not my gal’ / She my kin / These are
ruff times / So we live in sin

Maybe she likes it that way / Maybe she
enjoys it too / What we have and what we are
/ Isn’t it good for you? / I mean enough for
you? / Is it enough for you? / I expect more
and more and more / I mean of me and you /
You’re not my gal’ / You my kin! / These are
ruff times / So we live in sin


from Skins, released March 3, 2017
Words by Endrick Tremblay
Music by The Great Novel
Produced by / Réalisé par Dany Placard and The Great Novel
B3 and Piano by / B3 et piano par Dan Thouin
Pedal Steel by / pedal steel par Francis G. Veillette
Additionnal guitar tracks on track #9 by /
Guitares additionnelles sur piste #9 par Dany Placard
Additionnal vocals on track #1 by /
Voix additionnelles sur piste #1 par Greg McEvoy
Engineers / Ingénieurs de son Benoît Bouchard,
Olivier St-Pierre, Jean-Sébastien Chouinard, Francis Bélanger-
Mixed by / Mixé par Benoît Bouchard au Studio La Traque
Mastered by / Matricé par Richard Addison au Studio Trilium
Artwork and graphic design by /
Illustration et design graphique par Sarah Marcotte-Boislard
Photography by / Photographies par Jérôme Kearney
Recorded during the greatest week of our lives at Tone Bender
Studio in Montreal



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The Great Novel is a folk band from Montreal that combines roots instruments with a rock and roll mindset.
The Great Novel est un band de Montréal qui combine instruments roots et énergie rock

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