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the grandiosity and fractured contradictions of the self

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well i read-read-read-read all the books on the absurdities of living
and i cast-cast-cast them each as hooks to structure me some meaning
but there's only so much building to be done with words
when books cost me money and i've got rent to afford
so i mechanised my wimpish dreams to something slightly more efficient
sacrificed a couple friends 'cus i thought that they were the issue
but that's been no help.
and it's just insincere.

well you know lonely.
and you know beautiful
and you know where both kinda weirdly sorta meet.
and i've been distant
i've been trapped in my own head
and i've done things that one day i know i'll regret.

I am a child that screams for his mother
(I am a little baby boy.)
I am the pillow to smother your lover.
(that one you know you wanna try)
I am the laugh caught in your throat
when you know that you've failed and everything glistens.
I am the universal sign for when you've said too much
so wish security goodbye. (bye)

Well i found-found-found a way to live by acting like a person
and i think i've been convincing (I don't know who's noticed)
but i'm faking something fictional and i guess that's quite pathetic
like i told myself a joke but i just didn't quite get it

well you know lonely.
and you know beautiful
and you know where both kinda weirdly sorta meet.
and i've been distant
i've been trapped in my own head
and i've done things that i'm starting to regret.

I am a child that screams for his mother
(I am a little baby boy.)
I am the pillow to smother your lover.
(that one you know you wanna try)
I am the laugh caught in your throat
when you know that you've failed and everything glistens.
I am the universal sign for when you've said too much
so wish security goodbye. (bye)

I am the dead cat you walked past this morning
I am a drowning old frog.
I am the flowers growing out of her body
I am the cloud above a fog.
I am the tears thrown out at the sky when everything fails and nobody listens.
I am the fire burning down my friends house.
I am afraid of god. (god)

credits

from Most Life, released April 1, 2016
All music and lyrics by B. Laing. Additional guitars by Thom Pankhurst. Additional vocals by Lisa Eaton.

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