Soul Deliverer

from Satsuma by Life in a Blender

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lyrics

I’ve got to deliver some souls today
Pack them in jars and cart them away
Cuz in the backwoods, the mines may spray
A body or two that has gone astray

Souls leave get caught in branches
Where crows eat them like worms enchanted
But it’s quite a steady job, shipping all those souls right out
Oh I really can’t stop smiling, though there’s nothing to be smiling about

I know, I know my days are numbered, from the grounds inside my cup
I think next time I’ll skip the coffee, and get water for my lunch
You know water has done wonders for you
You’d never know that you were 95
Believe me, I’ve tried to kill myself a thousand times
It can be so hard to stay alive
I know, I know my days are numbered, from the grounds inside my cup
I think next time I’ll skip the coffee, and get water for my . . .

Soul deliverer
Wash the bones, bring the body, leave the heart behind
Instructions you must follow to usher souls along
For if you should leave someone in a suitcase in a field, say
All the children will get scared, everything will go wrong

Cold hands, let go and say goodbye
Fold pants, gather belongings before you cry
And listen, we don’t offer rush service
It takes many days, at least forty
So you better notify your employer when it comes time for soul exporting

I know, I know my days are numbered, from the grounds inside my cup
I think next time I’ll skip the coffee, and get water for my lunch
Listen, I’ll meet you at the crossroads but for now let me enjoy my John Dory and rakija
And I am going to keep that Jungle Book with me for now
Besides you’ll get it on that final day that I see you

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from Satsuma, track released October 16, 2020
Song art by Carla Rozman

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Life in a Blender New York, New York

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 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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