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Underneath the Banyan

from Happy Enough by Life in a Blender

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Inspired by "Unfamiliar Fishes" by Sarah Vowell.


Underneath, underneath the banyan
The strangler fig, my shady companion

Underneath, underneath the banyan
Here we’ll sit, until the spam’s gone

Gray branches
Shoot off slim sprouts
That drip down
Into the ground
Boring slowing, into the ground
The beauty may be
All that you see
But there’s a destructive flow
Beneath Hawaii


from Happy Enough, released August 30, 2017


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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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