Born to Balance

by The Radicans

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This is a live recording from a practice we had just before performing this song for the first & only time at Philadelphia's Puppy Doe Vigil for animal rights.

Robyn was asked to perform "Tiny Anthem", & we ended up also writing this song inspired by the event. The melody is an adaptation of a song written by Eric Manganaro in 2007 called "Banjo Suite". Eric & Robyn put this song together, & a large group of friends learned it for the vigil.

We want to share it with you & have it available for people who attended the vigil & saw us perform.


We live in a world of best laid plans
Rhyme & reason & magic combined to fill the land
Our story is new, pages & pages, consume & demand
Billions of animals destroying what we don't understand
We've evolved to carry the weight
We've been born to balance
Illness stems from forgetting to play
Fulfillment comes from learning the way
Learning the way
Learning the way
Imagine a world without fur or flowers
Imperfect perfection replaced by steel & towers
Turn off the news so you can choose intuitive power
The creatures we've made deserve more than hate & cages & cowering in fear
// //
Learning the way
Don't forget to play
Learning the way
Care for this weight
Learning the way
Find balance every day
Learning the way
We're here to stay


released November 23, 2013
Robyn Mello - lyrics & lead vocals
Eric Manganaro - composition, vocals, & lead guitar
Zach LoPresti - guitar
Ethan Feinstein - djembe
Matt O'Neil - bass
Sam Gutman - keyboard
Korie Goodman, Anne Yoncha, Jeremy Savo, Dan Townsend - Backing vocals


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The Radicans Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Original music from Philadelphia about Earth, Love, Life, Truth, Beauty, & Community. Written by musicians who are also environmental advocates & food growers. We're usually a trio, but sometimes more friends from our vibrant community of artists join in! The Radicans are: Robyn Mello--vocals & guitar, Ethan Feinstein--drums & vocals, & Matt O'Neil--bass. ... more

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