Life Raft

by Yellow Belly

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These are the only songs we got the chance to record with George. He loved these songs a lot. I'm glad that we got them recorded so well. We consider these our theme songs, and we'll probably cling to them for the rest of our lives.

We're going to be recording some more music very soon, and we will be paying entirely out of pocket to do so. If you would like to help us out in this endeavor, please consider this EP our official "Kickstarter." Our next album is going to be called "Who Cares?" Which is a legitimate question. We'd like to know who cares about this music and who's willing to tell other people about it. So I guess we'll see.

Thanks to Justin Carraway for letting us take up so much of his time recording these songs.

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released June 30, 2014

Jason Litherland wrote all the music and words.
Colt Barton wrote and played the drum parts.
Dalton and George made playing this music fun.

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Yellow Belly Carbondale, Illinois

i don't want to bring you down, but i want to make you think.

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Track Name: Coming Down
It's too late and I'm too tired
to fight against the way I'm hardwired.
I could live entire weeks without really much thought.
But all I know is we were all sixteen
sitting on my couch to fucked up to do anything
but mumble to each other our hearts and heads racing
talking of the obstacles we've had to face,
and I've never said “dude” that many times in my life
and we all connected that night we got high.
I don't remember what you said exactly.
It's such a shame how nothing good lasts
Cause after a while our feet hit the ground
cause we all fall together when it's time to come down
and I found myself the next afternoon
sitting on my bed alone in my room
and I wished that I was still sitting on that couch
ripped to the gills with my best friends
and I wish we could still share this kind of connection
even long after the high ends
but it's too late and I'm too tired
to fight against the way I'm hard wired.
I could live entire weeks without really much thought.

Using language from the world I came from.
We're not marching to the beat of the same drum.
Bridge the gap and bring us together.
We never quite make it, but aren't we so clever?
Cross the ocean for strange looks and face.
I get enough of those in my own nation.
“What're ya doing son?”
Officer I'm just trying to have some fun
is that a crime?
Can you hear me? Can you feel me?
Is your mind picking up on the signal I'm feeding?
Am I dead? Is this on? A song plays in my head
and I just sing along.
Can you hear me? Can you feel me?
Is your mind picking up on the signal I'm feeding?
Am I dead? Is this on? A song plays in my head
and I just sing along. I'm just singing along.
Ignore the bad things and just look into me.
Why won't you listen? I'm not the enemy.
I'm on your side, this is not right
for you to hate me cause I'm just trying to do what's right.
Just look at me for once. You've gotta make a choice
to listen to your friends or listen to the noise.
To forget everything, even forget my voice.
What the fuck is even the point?
Can you hear me? Can you feel me?
Is your mind picking up on the signal I'm feeding?
Am I dead? Is this on? A song plays in my head
and I just sing along.
Can you hear me? Can you feel me?
Is your mind picking up on the signal I'm feeding?
Am I dead? Is this on? A song plays in my head
and I just sing along. I'm just singing along.

With a higher understanding of vocabulary
and a whole new library of feelings,
experiences stored away like old books
but I haven't found any real new meanings
to the problems of past cause they don't seem to last
much longer than I ever want to let them.
So why am I allowing myself to be ruled by problems
at this very second?
A spider builds its web outside my window.
I've never worked that fucking hard in my life.
So why do I feel so damn exhausted?
I thought I would rather not sleep for a while.
If thinking is optional, I'll take the option not to.
I'll take anything if it means I'll be free
of any bad thoughts that could ruin it all.
Tell my mind to shut up because it's killing me
and when we come back
wake me up last.
And when it's time for life to start
wake me up last,
cause dreaming is my favorite part of this.
A spider builds its web outside my window.
I've never worked that fucking hard in my life.
So why do I feel so damn exhausted?
I thought I would rather not breathe for a while.
If thinking is optional, I'll take the option not to.
I'll take anything if it means I'll be free
of any bad thoughts that could ruin it all.
Tell my mind to shut up because it's killing me
and when we come back
wake me up last.
And when it's time for life to start
wake me up last,
cause dreaming is my favorite part of this.
Track Name: Life Raft
I know I'm not that great to look at
and my personality sucks
but I'm not that complicated
so I'll leave it up to luck.
You might not like me for
the person that you see.
But I don't care
what you think about me.

My eyes are bloodshot and dry from not blinking.
I need to stop this ridiculous thinking.
But I'm never happier than when we're singing.
You're my life raft that keeps me from sinking.

My face hurts from smiling
and my chest hurts from laughing.
I think this summer that
we should go rafting.
We could camp out and
look up at the stars.
It doesn't matter just as long
as I'm wherever you are.

My eyes are bloodshot and dry from not blinking.
I need to stop this ridiculous thinking.
But I'm never happier than when we're singing.
You're my life raft that keeps me from sinking.