Drank away the rest of the day
Wonder what my liver'd say
Drink, it's all you can

Blackened days with their bigger gales
Blow in your parlor to discuss the day
Listen, it's all you can

But don't, don't sink the boat
that you need, you build to keep afloat.
No don't, don't sink the boat
that you built...

Sick and tired of what to say
Jumped away from the ball and chain
Breath, it's all you can

Rambling years of lousy luck
You miss the smell of burning turf
Dream, it's all you can

But don't, don't sink the boat
that you built, you built to keep afloat.
No don't, don't sink the boat
that you built...

Singled out for who you are
Takes all types to be a man
Feel, it's all you can

Filthy suits with bigot ears
Hide behind their own worst fears
Live, it's all you can
It's all you can
It's all you can...do.

No matter where I put my head
I wake up feeling sound again
Breath, it's all you can

Tomorrow smells of less decay
Beats the bows that bloom the fray
Be thankful, it's all you can

But don't, don't sink the boat
that you built, you built to keep alfoat.
But don't, don't sink the boat
that you built, you built to keep afloat.
But don't, don't sink the boat
that you built, you built to keep afloat.

No don't, no don't sink the boat
that you built,
we all built to keep afloat.

It's a ripe old age
It's a ripe old age
It's a ripe old age
That's what I am

A ripe old age
A ripe old age
A ripe old age

A ripe old age
A ripe old age
A ripe old age
That's what I am


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  • +1
    General Commentlets get the lyrics right:

    drank away the rest of the day
    wonder what my liver'd say
    drink, thats all you can
    blackened days with their bigger gales
    blow in your parlor to discuss the day
    listen, that's all you can

    chorus:
    ah but don't, no don't sink the boat
    that you built, you built to keep afloat

    sick and tired of what to say
    no one listens anyway
    sing, that's all you can
    ramblin' years of lousy luck
    you miss the smell of burnin' turf
    dream, that's all you can

    chorus

    singled out for who you are
    it takes all types to judge a man
    feel, that's all you can
    filthy suits with bigot ears
    hide behind their own worst fears
    live, that's all you can
    it's all you can
    it's all you can...do

    no matter where i put my head
    i'll wake up feeling sound again
    breathe, it's all you can
    tomorrow smells of less decay
    the flowers greet this bloomin' fray
    be thankful, that's all you can

    chorus

    a ripe old age
    that's what i am
    a ripe old age
    just doin' the best i can
    stairfallon March 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust got the Float Album..:P Oh My god. The album is epic. Simply put. 11 songs, two from the EP. It's just..wow..
    lutheriuson January 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWTF?! How? It's not released until 4 March!!!
    one_irish_roveron January 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm guessing the album you got was a leak from the internet. Either way, half of the lyrics on here are completely different from the final album version of this song...

    Anyway, the song is saying to the listener not to give up, and to keep your boat afloat. In his ripe old age, he's saying not to give up on life, even when times are bad, because tomorrow will be better.
    Kuririnaon February 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree, Kuririna..and I shouldn't go off on lutherius, too...cause I just got the album in the mail 5 days before the release...:)
    one_irish_roveron March 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about a friend of the bands, he was going through rough times and with a bay on the way. so its about not quitting and keeping your head above water. (they explained it at a concert, which btw was friggin amazing)
    xxhopelessxxon March 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI kinda figure it's about a pisshead in a pub who spends their entire life in the pub listening and observing everyone who comes in. Who's life is utterly meaningless to most people, but someone is telling him to hold on and keep afloat because it's not meaningless.
    Anavrin224on April 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@Kuririna - I'm thinking either a "advanced" album that he got the lyrics from OR that he couldn't understand the exact words, because some people just can't make out the difference of a person with a bit of a irish accent.
    nsjdogon April 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm a very paranoid person. I worry way to much and i stress about allot. I also have many regrets as well.

    This song really helps me though when i feel stressed, or miserable.
    It helps me put aside the regrets.
    :]
    Noodlemacon June 21, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationi realy think its about how life will give you things in which you think you cant take, but no matter what you must keep on trudging on. at the end when he said "a ripe old age" i thought to myself that even when your life is almost at its end you still have to keep on keepin on. in an overall lookthrough the song in my mind is interpreted as a song about how one must never give up his/her goals. even when the goals are sooo far from their eyesight.
    inspectorsiron November 11, 2009   Link

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