One Vine

by The Mammals

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by Ruth Ungar Merenda

I’ve always been attracted to the idea that we’re part of nature, that we’re connected to each other and to the earth. I don’t enjoy the arrogant notion that humans are separate from the rest of the beautiful community of life. My mom is an awesome gardener and I’ve always loved the way she works together with the elements to coax stunning vegetables and flowers into existence, witnessing the earth’s constant and comforting cycle of ripening, decay, and renewal. As we zip around in vehicles, stare at screens, and feel our hearts slowly crushing under the weight of cruelty and sensory overload, I’ve written this song in the spirit of regeneration, hope, and unity.



Well I’m free, I’m free to roam, in this life and in these bones
Every day a new sun rises, lifting off our old disguises, hey hey

You know where I’ve been and you know where I’m going
We’re unfolding one by one, by the power of the sun, hey hey

Bloomin’ in the sunshine
We are all on one vine, hey hey

Wilted dreams in the autumn, you plant your seeds in the spring if you’ve got em
And new leaves will grow from a stronger stalk, wrapped around this solid rock, hey hey

Bloomin’ in the sunshine
We are all on one vine, hey hey
Bloomin’ in the sunshine
We are all on one vine
Bloomin’ in the sunshine
We are all on one vine
Bloomin’ in the sunshine
We are all on one vine

Bloomin’ in the sunshine.


released December 25, 2018
Ruth Ungar Merenda: vocal, violins
Mike Merenda: guitar, organ
Konrad Meissner: drums
Jacob Silver: bass
Ken Maiuri: piano
Charlie Rose: pedal steel

Special guests
hand drum: Joan Henry
vocals: Gail Ann Dorsey, Will Bryant, Zach Djanikian, Connor Kennedy, and Jayla Smith

Recorded and mixed by Adam Armstrong at Humble Abode Music, West Hurley, NY


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