"Lifeboats" as written by and Daniel Gerard Trapp James Anthony Buddy Nielsen....
I just want to feel alive,
And love myself from the in and the outside.
'Cause every time that I start to feel whole,
I knock myself on the ground because it's all that I've known.
Just like the streets burn a hole through your shoe.
My soul has been worn out too,
I'm twenty-five and I still don't fit in,
Directionless like a blind man painting.

Mother, I'm so sorry,
I can't go on like this.
The lifeboats are leaving with or without me.
What's the point of falling in love,
If I don't love myself?
What's the point of being alive,
If all I want is out?

So I thought that it only feels right
To make decisions that danger my mind.
Late, late at night under black and blue moon,
I question the reasons that I self-abuse.
I'm so pathetic, it makes me sick.
I'm a fingerless pianist.
I see reflections, I clench my fist.
I'm a violin without the strings.

Mother, I'm so sorry,
I can't go on like this.
The lifeboats are leaving with or without me.
What's the point of falling in love,
If I don't love myself?
What's the point of being alive,
If all I want is out?

There is no love, there's only this.
Just lust and lies and selfishness.
A black hole where the sun once was.
I'm never falling back in love
Because it has never been enough.

Ever since I've been a young boy, I was alone,
Now that I've become a man, the feelings grown.
Through therapy, and through the pills, I can't let go.
But what about the fucking fact I'm still alone?

What do you do when you've got nothing left?
Give up, give up, and hope for the best.
I fell into the ocean eye, and I feel sick,
Waiting on a nameless rescue ship
What do you do when you've got nothing left?
Give up, give up, and hope for the best.
I fell into the ocean eye, and I feel sick,
Waiting on a nameless rescue ship

Mother, I'm so sorry,
I can't go on like this.
The lifeboats are leaving with or without me.
What's the point of falling in love,
If I don't love myself?
What's the point of being alive,
If all I want is out?


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"Lifeboats" as written by Buddy James Nielsen Brian Mc Ternant

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    General Commentjesus christ. talk about hitting a nerve with your crowd. this song just reeks of personal turmoil.

    "I'm twenty-five and I still don't fit in, directionless like a blind man painting"

    who the fuck fits in at this age? maybe it's just me, that's very possible, but these years are full of figuring out who you are and what you want to be... nothing ever seems to make sense until it finally does, as if you'd had an epiphany.

    "Mother I'm so sorry, I can't go on like this. The lifeboats are leaving with or without me."

    This is no one's fault. It's just how life goes. Options and opportunities knock and doors close whether you accept them or not. Life goes on.

    "What's the point of falling in love? If I don't love myself. What's the point of being alive? If all I want is out"

    When you're this fucked up, what's the point to anything? How can you manage or sustain any relationship if you don't have 'you' under control? I think at some point, everyone questions what it all means.

    "Late, late at night under black and blue moons, I question the reasons that I self-abuse. I'm so pathetic, it makes me sick. I'm a finger-less pianist."

    Why are you alone in your room drinking a fifth of whiskey? What good does this do? What does it accomplish? Self-abuse is a gut reaction, and it's a cycle that people get drawn into. You don't know why or what, but you continually do it without really ever knowing why. This, of course, initiates self-loathing because you don't understand what the fuck you're doing. Like a man trying to play the piano without any fingers. What the fuck are you doing?

    "There is no love, there's only this. Just lust, and lies, and selfishness."

    Until true love strikes you, it all seems so trivial. You have sex with people, you lie to them (intentionally or not) because you don't really love them, and it's all because you're selfish. You just wanted to get laid. Human instinct.

    "I fell into the ocean eye, I feel sick. I'm waiting on a nameless rescue ship"

    That nameless rescue ship is the woman/man who will save you from this abyss. Whether they exist or not... that's a different story.

    Good luck.
    a684423on October 13, 2011   Link
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    General Commentyoutube.com/…
    Halfway through.

    This was originally a Bayonet song.
    BryanMacon October 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite tracks on the new record. I get chills during that "breakdown" of sorts, beginning with "ever since I've been a young boy I was alone"
    J12on November 14, 2010   Link

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