Listen to "Botanical Fish" - a 'best of' track from Frank Muffin's Year of the Muffin



B-O-T-A-N-I-C-A-L... what? This is the track that kicked off Frank Muffin's Year of the Muffin project. In 2020, Lafayette-based alt-rock band Frank Muffin released one song each week for the entire year! That endeavor—all 52 songs—is now a four-volume set available digitally and was released as a quadruple album in 2021.


The lyrics to Botanical Fish are a bunch of nonsense! And that's it's appeal. It's a rather "catch"y tune the Muffins regularly includes in their live performances. The pop-punk vibe of Botanical Fish is an exciting way to set the tone for a full year of music.

You can usually tell when I have been in a Robyn Hitchcock listening phase. For the most part, these lyrics connect in pairs, but don’t really go together so much (and I’m OK with that). —Hans
 

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Your support helps! Physical copies of the Year of the Muffin 4-disc set available for sale! Get in touch with Frank Muffin at frankmuffin@noisetrends.com or purchase from the bandcamp link at the top of this page. Copies are also available at JL Records and Don's Guitars in Lafayette, IN.

 

Sitting on your lemon stool

The juices flowed, but the talk stood still

I can feel my hair grow

I feel as out of place as a camper in Siberia


What’s this mean to a quarter of a razorback?

In the sea, or feeding over by the railroad tracks


B-O-T-A-N-I-C-A-L F-I-S-H! What’s that spell

More than one could wish for, botanical fish!


Drippings of a marinade

Makings of a masquerade, swirling 'round your head—mysterious

Dreamt I was inside a can

With an Indonesian man in the ice-capades on TV

Where’s the light that I thought that I was seeing?

Trolling fight, and footprints on the ceiling

B-O-T-A-N-I-C-A-L F-I-S-H! What’s that spell

More than one could wish for, botanical fish!


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