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Turn the Lights Back Down

by Nancy Ruth

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twtobin What a beautiful, romantic song with wonderful arrangement, vocal, and orchestration.


I originally wrote this tune as a simple piano/ vocal feature, and then it turned into a full production, with parts recorded in Vancouver, New York, and Malaga, Spain, thanks to the collaboration of talented friends.

Although it could be described as a romantic ballad, ‘turn the lights back down’ is also a way of saying, let’s cut down on all the noise and distraction, and focus on the love that connects us all.


Let’s take it slow, turn the lights back down
I wanna savour each shadow and glow
Turn the lights back down

If you’ve been waiting as long as I’ve been longing to be found
Let me feel my way around
Turn the lights back down

Give me some time
To rest here in your arms
Where all the wires of my soul will unwind
Resting in your arms

I wanna seize every sigh as I unravel all your charms
Let it go without alarm
As I rest here in your arms

The overtones of the love you’ve grown enrapture and surround
With a sweeter sweeter sound
When you turn the lights back down


released July 3, 2020
Music and Lyric/ Vocals: Nancy Ruth
Piano: John Di Martino
Bass and drums: Juan Soto
String arrangement written by: Joe Gianono
Strings recorded by: Mark Ferris
Background vocals: Monica Solaun and Cliff Levene
Recorded at Zampol Productions NYC and Estudio 555, Malaga, Spain
Mixed by Juan Soto at Estudio 555, Spain
Mastered by Oscar Zambrano at Zampol Productions, NYC
Published by Red Brick Songs on behalf of Salerosa Records


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Nancy Ruth Málaga, Spain

Nancy Ruth is a Canadian-born singer, songwriter, musician and recording artist. From accompanying herself on the piano and guitar, to fronting bands and headlining on the concert stage, she’s enjoyed an international performance career that’s explored genres as diverse as jazz, rock, broadway, latin and flamenco. Her Spanish roots eventually led her to Málaga, Spain, where she now resides. ... more

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