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The clock has come to tell me; it’s time to pull off shore and drift
It’s time to pull up anchor; it’s time to feel the cosmic shift
Even the holes in the hull seem to call us, to call us to starfish below
We’ll welcome the ocean to come in and join us and see if our vessel can float
Break the waves, set the sail, check the compass, get the pail
Leave the tuner in the galley, I’d rather just sing off key
One hand is in the water, one hand around my Ring-Bo–Ree
We’re stocked with strong cheeses and marmalade toast, don’t bother to wipe off your chin.
We’ll follow the gull with the star on his tail, here’s your pillow, relax, let’s begin
Cast the rope, crack the bottle, pet the dog, away we go.
The sky at night will shower you in jewels
A seaweed shirt will warm you when it’s cool
I know your worried look
Comes when the breeze goes dead
I’ll see it disappear
When I raise the paddle . . . above . . . my head

credits

from We Already Have Birds That Sing, released April 13, 2014
Produced by Kenny Siegal and Life in a Blender

Don Rauf: vocals
Dave Moody: cello
Mark Lerner: bass, backing vocals
Al Houghton: guitar, backing vocals
Ken Meyer: drums, cymbals, sound effects
Rebecca Weiner Tompkins: violin

All songs © 2014 by Don Rauf/Life in a Blender (Stingy Brim Publishing/ascap)
Recorded at Old Soul Studios, Catskill, NY by Kenny Siegal on a crisp fall weekend in 2013. String arrangements by Mark Lerner

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For over 30 years, Life in a Blender has been the canvas for singer and songwriter Don Ralph's blackly comic landscapes. The group has released 9 albums ranging from screaming punk to orchestrated chamber pop, and has brought the high theatrics of its live act to stages from Berlin to Austin to Toronto to Brooklyn and Seattle. ... more

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