The Ocean Is a Black and Rolling Tongue

from Satsuma by Life in a Blender

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lyrics

Oh-ho-ho, the ocean is a black and rolling tongue
It seems to follow me no matter where I run
Drowning is black and sudden fear
Pull yourself out of it
Sometimes the ocean’s all you hear,
when you are out of it.

But I never counted on all of this violence to wash over me
And I’ll crack the window to set all the bad spirits free

Codeine, make it all disappear,
wake up in a new day
White noise, waves in the machine,
it’s time to drift away

Oh-ho-ho, the ocean is a black and rolling tongue
I want it to swallow me when my work is done
I’m only trying to make all of the wrongs correct
I’ll leave some breathing to show I have some soul left

But I never counted on all of this violence to wash over me
And I’ll crack the window to set all the bad spirits free

By the time the drugs kick in she’ll have no remembrance
In the playground, Lisa’s counting higher than she ever has

I wasn’t counting. No, I wasn’t counting

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from Satsuma, track released November 13, 2020
Song art by Sky Pape

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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 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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