I am a Pump

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There is a tiny crack in the corner of my basement where the water comes in when it rains,
It would cover up the floor until I found a way to fix it with a wick and a tub for a drain,
When the tub fills up I pour it into a bucket that I haul up the stairs to dump,
And every time I do it get's me to thinking that by draining out my basement sump,
I am a pump.

I'm a pump.
I'm a pump.
I'm a pump.
I'm a pump.

To get the job done and just to stay alive I have to eat and drink most every day,
It keeps my body going just as long as it keeps flowing down a path that goes only one way,
Through my gut and my blood and my heart and my lungs and my kidneys it goes in and out,
Through my cells and organelles that split protons from electrons, the voltage is what it's about,
I am a pump.

I'm a pump.
I'm a pump.
I'm a pump.
I'm a pump.

When a photon from the sun strikes floral chorophyll an electron and a proton split apart,
So the chorophyll grabs an electron from a water to make oxygen and it's a start
Of a complex evolution about finding a solution to maintain disequilibrium,
So every time it rains I go downstairs to empty out my basement sump,
I am a pump.

I'm a pump.
I'm a pump.
I'm a pump.
I'm a pump.

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from Banned from Eden, released February 2, 2020
Lyrics by Jim Coffman, music by Jim Coffman and Banned from Eden

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Banned from Eden Bar Harbor, Maine

Banned from Eden is a rock trio featuring lead vocals by each member of the band, tight ensemble singing of three-part harmonies, and polyphonic instrumental jams.

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