Sidewalk Songs

by Yellow Belly

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about

These songs are pretty old. I've played a few of them with my band, which officially began in 2012, but most of these have remained poor quality laptop microphone recordings uploaded to a long abandoned Myspace page since 2009.

These songs were recorded by Brett Siler in Evansville Indiana in two hours for fifty bucks. He used a lot of microphones and did an amazing job. The next day his house caught on fire and his cat Thombus died. I met him and he was a chill dude. Well, Brett was too - I was taking about the kitty though. Anyway, there's a link at the bottom of this page that you can donate money to them through. I think that would be money well spent because I'd like to get a band in with him sometime to hash out the grand musical delusion that I've been concocting for the past few years.


I still have a great deal more music to share. I don't really write music much these days, but I wrote a lot of songs back when I was younger that I still stand by today and still think deserve to be shared. So I'll let you know when that happens I guess.


www.gofundme.com/thombus

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released June 24, 2016

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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: Band Geek
in the back of the room
in front of the source of my headaches
every morning I can't breathe
sometimes I don't even bother to play
I look at faces around me
clutchin for something they don't quite get
we play the same songs every day
but are we getting bored yet

i'd always be invisible
if it wasn't for the sounds that I make
my life has been pretty simple
I haven't had many chances to take
I look at faces around me
clutchin for something they don't quite get
we play the same songs every day
but are we getting bored yet

I step outside the faces here are different
oh my god none of this makes any sense to me
lookin around but nobody's lookin at me
and why should they i'm just a fuckin band geek

my dog is barking and waking all the neighbors
numbers and digits tell me what i'm savin for
stuck in a world of ignorant depravity
with every step we fight against the gravity
turn on the light but still scream at the black sky
screaming our pain into the air without a reply
eyes at ground level
we're in it for the long haul
the bigger they are the harder they fall

I am aware of the human dilemma
jump of a cliff like a culture of lemmings
misery's played out because all of it's old news
our feet are going nowhere else but our own shoes
I am aware of the human dilemma
jump off a cliff like a culture of lemmings
living your life and securing your own fate
we are all stuck in a perpetual stalemate

my dog is barking and waking all the neighbors
number's and digits tell me what I'm savin for
stuck in a world of ignorant depravity
with every step we fuck it up here we go
Track Name: Going Crazy (I Can Hear You)
i can hear you going crazy
in the world we've left behind
i would have changed a couple things
if i had had just a little more time to speak my mind
but it's so cold and they're so unreceptive
i scream out my heart but it isn't effective
so if all you're gonna remember are all their lies
there's nothing i can say that's gonna change your mind

i'm tired of bitching and i'm so tired of whining
if i can't change the world right now then
i don't see the point of trying
I've made the conscious decision
put my hands in my pockets and see which side wins
i'm just a single man if my vote counted
i still wouldn't give a fuck about it
cause i'm so tired of bitching and moaning
if i can't change the world right now
i'm probably never going to
I've made the conscious decision
put my hands in my pockets and see which side wins
i'm just a single man if my vote counted
my throat wouldn't be sore from shouting
Track Name: Filth
everything i say is filth
from this point on
turn off your ears
i'll say it real fast so you don't have to hear it
you won't have to think about it long enough to fear it
here we go
nobody has to feel me
this ain't my sole motivation for living
no more no way
it's not gonna kill me
I've added more years on my life
but i will age
they say live fast die young
yeah right dream on
you'll still be here
long after your life is gone
with all your friends and your history of
being on this planet as a human being
so now all my talents all my hopes and my potential
are being expressed with vulgar connotations
and all of the wonderful gifts that god gave me
are being misused polluted and wasted

spillin my guts on notebook pages
pukin my soul on payphones and stages

nobody understands me
all of my thoughts are expressed at random
i put myself out there to be judged by the masses
show em my heart my soul and my ass
but it's a long way to the top
if you wanna rock and roll
and if you play punk rock
you might never be known
so if i do this shit for a decade
will i die alone or end up like green day
with everyone saying "they were better when they started
but all their new shit's fucking retarded"
but not before latching everything to it
and bringing everything i love down with the ship
so i'm still gonna do this as long as i'm able
not gonna bitch about it like tom gabel
they say punk is dead i say stop grieving
punk's not dead cause i'm still breathing

spillin my guts on notebook pages
pukin my soul on payphones and stages