"Yellow Angels" as written by Brian Mcternan, James Buddy Nielsen, Daniel Gerard Trapp, Garrett Michael Zablocki and Heath Matthew Saraceno....
As the car begins to roll
I smile as I lose control
This weightlessness is such a gift
'Cause gravity has lost its hold
I see the sky, and then the ground
Kaleidoscope of light and sound
Catching flashes of my life
Just then the house lights all went out
I wanna know myself so bad it hurts
I am a shelf holding on

I said goodbye so many times in my life
I'm surprised it's still so hard for me
To see that I should start living my life
Or I will die unfulfilled and empty

I come to still in the chair
As yellow angels step with care
My spinal cord's still sending shocks
But my life's in need of repair
There's got to be more than this
I don't want to just exist as a hollow house for bones
More every minute
Is there a place where I can start again?

Wake up, you're sleeping
Wake up, you're sleeping behind the wheel
Wake up, you're sleeping behind the wheel
Wake up, you're sleeping behind the wheel


Lyrics submitted by TheTellTaleHeart, edited by BlakMinion

"Yellow Angels" as written by Daniel Gerard Trapp Brian Mcternan

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  • +4
    General CommentBy the way...if you'd buy the cd instead of just ripping it offline, you'd know all the lyrics, and not have to go by what you hear. The question marks are actually "I want to know myself so bad it hurts. But I am a shelf holding UNREAD WORDS" Support the artists, especially ones as good as Senses Fail.
    FinchTx22on October 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"he needed to live in the moment and love himself and life. " < Exactly, the "wake up, you're sleeping behind the wheel" part is about how we should do something with our lives instead of doing nothing and letting it go to waste like as if you're sleeping behind the wheel..

    Well, that's what i think about it. :-)
    (Vince)on October 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs the car begins to roll
    I smile as I lose control
    This weightlessness is such a gift
    'Cause gravity has lost its hold
    I see the sky, and then the ground
    Kaleidoscope of light and sound
    Catching flashes of my life
    Just then the house lights all went out
    I want to know myself so bad it hurts
    I'm am a shell holding on.*** (stupid typos)

    I said goodbye so many times in my life
    I'm surprised it's still so hard for me
    To see that I should start living my life
    Or I will die unfulfilled and empty

    I come to, still in the chair
    As yellow angels step with care
    My spinal cord's still sending shocks
    Buy my life's in need of repair
    There's got to be more than this
    I don't want to just exist as a hollow house for bones
    more alone every minute
    Is there a place where I can start again?

    I said goodbye so many times in my life
    I'm surprised it's still so hard for me
    To see that I should start living my life
    Or I will die unfulfilled and empty

    Wake up, you're sleeping
    Wake up, you're sleeping behind the wheel
    danielkin09on October 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this reads a lot like a failed suicide attempt, and now he's trying to turn his life around. It's really depressing, but beautiful. I absolutely love the way the first verse sounds (the music and his voice). It's haunting, but my favorite part. And I think it sounds more like "I am a shelf holding unread words."
    xalchemyon August 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMore alone every minute
    Namdeebon October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn their myspace, Buddy explains how this is his reaction to meeting Marcel. (Read my comment on four years to know who Marcel is).

    They say this song was buddy's reaction to meeting Marcel and how he needed to live in the moment and love himself and life.
    Take This Chanceon October 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat lyric for the last sentence in the first paragraph is :
    "I'm a shell holding on."

    "more alone every minute"
    that's the other sentence you're missing.

    This is the complete lyrics:

    As the car begins to roll
    I smile as I lose control
    This weightlessness is such a gift
    'Cause gravity has lost its hold
    I see the sky, and then the ground
    Kaleidoscope of light and sound
    Catching flashes of my life
    Just then the house lights all went out
    I want to know myself so bad it hurts
    I'm a shell holding on.

    I said goodbye so many times in my life
    I'm surprised it's still so hard for me
    To see that I should start living my life
    Or I will die unfulfilled and empty

    I come to, still in the chair
    As yellow angels step with care
    My spinal cord's still sending shocks
    Buy my life's in need of repair
    There's got to be more than this
    I don't want to just exist as a hollow house for bones
    more alone every minute
    Is there a place where I can start again?

    I said goodbye so many times in my life
    I'm surprised it's still so hard for me
    To see that I should start living my life
    Or I will die unfulfilled and empty

    Wake up, you're sleeping
    Wake up, you're sleeping behind the wheel
    danielkin09on October 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks for the corrections guys...I feel like an idiot for not getting the "alone" one... And for what it's worth FinchTx22, I did buy the cd, but I know some people who are impatient like myself also downloaded the leak and were looking for lyrics to sing along to. I concur that we should support the artists, and I understand that the labels see most of the money from album sales, but they are the ones who allow the artist to put out albums so I don't think that's a good excuse. So yeah, buy the cd and go to the shows if you give a shit, or don't if not. I'm sure there are lots of fans who get turned on to bands just by downloading them also, so...at least go to a show if that's the case. But again, I don't want to sound preachy either. This is an awesome song by the way, and I really like this cd a lot. Lots of energy and I think it's def Buddy's best work lyrically.
    TheTellTaleHearton October 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwat is the meaning of the "wake up your sleeping, wake up your sleeping behind the wheel" part, because buddy refers to this a couple of tims
    greenman12344on December 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSee, what I do is if I like a band's sound, I download a few of their songs. If those songs touch me, I go out and buy the CD.
    :P
    xxbreatheon February 21, 2009   Link

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