"The Ruminant Band" as written by and Eric D Johnson....
You'll always have smokes if you always give buckets of love
Like little sad Tad who was living on beetles and grubs
He had a blue-eyed merle
and loved an Indian girl
Lived alone in the warm wet fields in this corner of the world

You'll always eat bread if you always have seeds to sow
Like old Zen Ben who lived with a murder of crows
He wore a crown of beans
And a belt of weeds
Slept alone in the warm wet fields on a bed of mustard seed

You won't lose the beat if you just keep clapping your hands
Like sweet sweet Pete who clapped for the Ruminant Band
He had a broken lung
And a bit-off tongue
Lived alone in the warm wet fields under moon and sun


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"The Ruminant Band" as written by Eric Johnson

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  • +3
    My InterpretationMy first impression from this is that it's a song about being happy through living your life with what you have instead of trying to acquire new things all of the time.

    Basically - everything you need to be happy is right there, you just need to love unconditionally, sow your seeds, and keep clapping to the rythm.
    Demeraldeseon October 26, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHow do you not love this song? It's so mellow and peaceful, and so wonderfully folk-y lol
    NirvanaStrokesluvon March 08, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song. it has such a great mini guitar solo. and it all just sounds so... right.
    Love.
    MaggieCareyon December 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamazing song. "You'll always have smokes if you always give buckets of love
    Like little sad Tad who was living on beetles and grubs" - Favorite.
    evanh94on December 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentamazing song. "You'll always have smokes if you always give buckets of love
    Like little sad Tad who was living on beetles and grubs" - Favorite.
    evanh94on December 18, 2009   Link

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