Sitting in the Life Boat

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Sitting in the Life Boat

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Phlebia
3 am in the morning
hurricane warning
no sleep in the eyewall
no service for the phone calls

the wind is getting quicker
the power flickers
you were warned the flood would rise
you should not be surprised

get in the life boat
get in the life boat

conditions getting grimmer
i just saw Reed Timmer
a breaking news story
brought to you by Jim Cantore

significant flooding
they told you in was coming
barges crashing into bridges
no movement under ridges

get in the life boat
get in the life boat

you should have evacuated
now you are inundated
if you needed any proof now
you are sitting on the roof now
you're surely realizing
floodwater is rising
in your kitchen you are wading
storm surge is invading
get in the life boat
get in the life boat

(backing vocals and giggles from Seaweed Delete on the last chorus)
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Sitting In The Life Boat by tomdg

Sitting in the life boat
Playing with my chainsaw
Juggling explosives
Sitting round the fire
Pissing on the libtards
Chugging back their water
I’d kick them overboard if
The commie state complied

We’re all in this together
That’s what you say
You’re all a bunch of pussies
I’m fighting for my rights
Standing like a man
Living like the dick that I am

Loser girl is crying
Needs a shag to heal her
Consent is for losers
Boys will be boys
Lifeboat full of libtards
Foreigners and gays
It’s their fault the boat sank
The leak’s a socialist lie

We're all in this together ...

Tomorrow belongs to winners
The lifeboat belongs to me
We’ll kick out all the weirdos
Make the ocean great again

We're all in this together ...
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see-man-ski

not so long ago
you would say to me
focus on where you're heading
not your misery
I took that advice straight to heart
but I just couldn't get past the start

I'm a whisper in the breeze
that's been heading out to sea
sitting in a lifeboat
I'm the reason that you can't believe in
all that you see

indescribable, moments passed us by
lost in the ether
before we shut our eyes
time has left us
wary of the past
looking to the future
to find a better path

I'm a whisper in the breeze
that's been heading out to sea
sitting in a lifeboat
I'm the reason that you can't believe in
all that you see

the horizon begins to fade
as you whisper out my name
I'm not the same
but I'm not to blame

I'm a whisper in the breeze
that's been heading out to sea
I'm the reason that you can't believe in
all that you see
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Sitting in the LIfe Boat
by Lichen Throat

South Pacific in August night,
Slivered moon, but stars are bright.
Crew of 850 men,
Aboard the USS Vincennes.
18 feet, 8 inches draft,
Astoria ahead, Quincy aft.
1:00 a.m., but it’s hard to sleep
So close to the Japanese fleet.
Twenty-three lifeboats on the ship,
In 500 fathoms of water.
“Wake the XO, wake the skip!”
Word comes down from the spotter.

Sound alarm for general quarters,
Officers are shouting orders.
Streaming tracers, glowing flares.
Blazing searchlights lay us bare.
Hit by armor-piercing shells,
List to port amid the swells.
Two torpedoes strike the hull,
Impact shudders through my skull.
Float the lifeboats, abandon ship.
In 500 fathoms of water.
Hear the steel bend and rip;
And feel the fires burn hotter.

2:50 in the morning when the ship went down,
Amid the cries of the burned and drowned.

The water is warm, but my body’s cold.
Will I die at 29 years old?
One stray shell from anyone’s gun
Will mean I never see my son.
Sitting in the lifeboat in the dark,
Drowning men have drawn the sharks.
Even if we stay afloat,
Which side will pick up our boat?
Sitting in the lifeboat with the skip,
In 500 fathoms of water.
He is crying for his ship;
I’m crying for my daughter.
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Sitting In The Life Boat - Brown Word and the Big Whine

When paradise turned upside down
You were comfortable and clean
Then suddenly your ship is sinking
Now it's you against the sea

Ch:
Sitting in the life boat - waiting to die
Sitting in the life boat - or will you survive?
Playing a waiting game - only time will tell
Fighting your own mind until....


When everything went sideways
You were taken unaware
Over-confident and bloated
Now you're cast away and floating

Chorus.

"Will I feel dry land again
Will someone rescue me,
Humanity at hand again
Or am I merely lost at sea?
Remember my name
If you never see me again
I'm calling to the heavens
'Bring it all back to normal again'"

When the dream became the nightmare
Disbelief became sheer grief
One by one horrors unfolded
And the hour of doom was tolled

Chorus.
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Sitting In The Life Boat - Balls To Monte

Sitting in the lifeboat built for two
If I gotta be alone, at least I got you
Wasn't how I had it planned when I started out
Found you're the only passenger I can't do without

Before the boat went down, I was so alone
But when I first saw you, my fate was sewn
I saw your face and my heart went aflutter
I went way off course just like a faulty rudder
Your eyes said please, please let me aboard
I pulled you in, as the cold waves roared,.

Daylight sparkled all across the ocean
Endless time we have, was our foolish notion
All was good in our watery world
Together, our secrets we unfurled
But we lost our map, storms came crashing
Our boat adrift, and the waves were lashing

But who is the captain of this ship?
And what is the purpose of this trip?
Who will end up overboard?
Forever playing a golden harpsichord?
"...and it ain’t a fit night out for man or beast!”
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Sitting in the Life Boat
- Tim Hinkle

Sitting in the lifeboat
watching the sun sinking
just to the left of where the ship used to be
Not sure quite how I got here
drifting alone now
miles from the next person on the lonely sea

It’s disappointing not to have you here with me
To tell me, “I told you so,” but this time you couldn’t walk away
It’s true I may have poked one to many holes through the fabric of our lives
I just wanted to bathe our souls in the clean light of the day

How long must I wait here
for something to happen
when will I cease drifting aimlessly
At least I’ve got my tool kit
for some entertainment
I’ve started drilling holes to set the ocean free
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Sitting in the lifeboat
In the middle of the sea
It always seems misfortune
Is one step ahead of me
The skyline stretches wide
But there’s no land in sight
Sitting in the lifeboat
Waiting patiently

Only deep blue water
For as far as I can see
What’s over the horizon
Remains a mystery
But I won’t give up hope
Not while I’m still afloat
Won’t let the deep blue water
Be the last of me

Adrift and helpless on the ocean
Rescue seems a foolish notion
But I still dream of reaching home again

Sitting in the lifeboat
Battered by the waves
Each hour my spirits fading
Abandoned to the fates
I hold tight as I can
Just like a drowning man
Sitting in the lifeboat
Waiting to be saved
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lyrx sitting in the life boat
by gizo

On a black, black sea
On a black, black sea

I’m still floating 27 years on my own
Waiting for that bottle to return with a note
I can’t get to sleep without something someone wrote
still sitting in the life boat waiting for a new hope

On a black, black sea
On a black, black sea

Wishing I could wake up from this dream in a dream
Wishing there was more than weather to entertain
I can hear you speaking to me on Thursday eve
It’s a jangle out there, but it gives me releif

Dear something
Dear someone
On a black, black sea
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Sitting In The Lifeboat - Paco del Stinko

As I sit in the lifeboat with only one oar
I only see sea and the sky and no signs of shore
I 'm lost adrift with nowhere to go
I got a leak that I plug with my toe

I'm sitting in the lifeboat

As I sit in my craft I fall asleep
I awake to a ship and I start to weep
The ship passes by as big as a mountain
And when I stand up to yell the hole turns into a fountain

I'm sitting in the lifeboat


The ship didn't see me and passes right by
So I sit down and pitifully cry
I'm resigned to my fate alone in the sea
As the water on board comes up to my knees

I wish I had rum or something to drink
But it won't matter now as I'm starting to sink
Oh, woe is me I'll soon be forgotten
As I sit in my lifeboat down at the bottom

I'm sitting in the lifeboat

Sitting in the lifeboat
Forever the lifeboat
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Sitting In The Lifeboat
by Kamakura

The land’s on fire
The smoke is thick
The ice caps melting
The planet’s sick

I’ve got my mask on
Hands red raw
Covid, death, Social
Distancing a bore

So here I am
Sitting In The Lifeboat
No better plan just
Sitting In The Lifeboat
In the middle of a lake
Sitting In The Lifeboat
As the fires crackle and roar

Apparently
We should have raked the forests
Apparently
It’s all our fault
Apparently
Global warming’s fake news
And the man in charge
Is a very stable genius
And not a fucking loon!

So here I am
Sitting In The Lifeboat
No better plan just
Sitting In The Lifeboat
In the middle of a lake
Sitting In The Lifeboat
As the fires crackle and roar

Sitting In The Lifeboat
As the world burns round our ears
Let’s chant!
Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV.
Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV.
Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV.
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Sweeney Toad

Sitting In The Life Boat

Sitting around found you’ll be waiting a long time
Waiting to shine you burnt out at the wrong time
This is fine when you intertwine failures and excuses
Throwing up deuces mood is selfish abuses
Self help muses you never ever had a single one
Remember being happy when you weren’t single once
Remember clapping because they bring you brunch
Why’d you think it was a good idea being punk
Why you in a funk that never ever stops
Why can’t you do something simple like grocery shop
You were mostly goth through all of your twenties
You were mostly washed up when you moved out the country
Always thought running away was the answer and solution
Thought life would be better as a dancer prostitution
You were always high thought you’d feel no pain
All you did is blow your money bought you real cocaine

Sitting in the life boat hating to cry
Sitting in the life boat waiting to die
Sitting in the life boat hating your life
Sitting in the life boat waiting to die
Sitting in the life boat hating to cry
Sitting in the life boat waiting to die
Sitting in the life boat hating your life
Sitting in the life boat waiting to die

Sitting around waiting for things to get better
Existential dread is hitting harder than ever
Why is the end of the weekend biggest endeavor
Why does simply speaking your mind take forever
You’re staying in debt for something ain’t your fault
You never started up in fear your business would halt
Mere prisons of salt you’re drowning in the ocean
Just doubting yourself doubting your notions
You do things you hate to get your business clout higher
Wear a disguise around those you love Mrs Doubtfire
You’re a bad liar but you do it anyways
You know all the drugs are no longer a petty phase
Amaze yourself just by getting out of bed
Crazy self doubt and dread never getting out your head
Laying in a sea of salt cause you stay down and cry
Waiting in the life boat where you lay down to die

Sitting in the life boat hating to cry
Sitting in the life boat waiting to die
Sitting in the life boat hating your life
Sitting in the life boat waiting to die
Sitting in the life boat hating to cry
Sitting in the life boat waiting to die
Sitting in the life boat hating your life
Sitting in the life boat waiting to die
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(author's note: The six lines starting with "Every misanthrope" is a quote from Emil Cioran's "The Trouble with Being Born")

sitting in the lifeboat
waiting for a rescue
wondering if help will ever come

thinking that the worst part is
being with a smug and
condescending jerkwad like you

Every misanthrope, however sincere
at times reminds me of that old poet
bedridden and utterly forgotten

who in a rage with his contemporaries
declared he would receive none of them
His wife, out of charity, would ring at the door from time to time...

sitting in the lifeboat
waiting for a rescue
wondering if help will ever come

thinking that the worst part is
being with a smug and
condescending jerkwad like you
Bird's the word.
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Ken's Super Duper Band 'n Stuff

Intro x2

A C#m Bm E
Jumping overboard
Is such a rash decision
A lack of planning leads to
Imprecision

D E
Floating away
Don’t know if I’ll be safe

A E D Bm x3
A E D D
I’m sitting in the life boat
I’m waiting for the winds to change
I’m sitting in the life boat
I’m waiting for the winds to change
D

With my headphones on
I can’t hear you
I keep the TV off
You’re out of view

D E
Floating away
Don’t know if I’ll be saved

I’m sitting in the life boat
I’m waiting for the winds to change
I’m sitting in the life boat
I’m waiting for the winds to change

Bm C#m F F
There’s a rabbit hole
Of misinformation
We fall down
Without hesitation
Silver tongue
Depraved persuasion
While we wait
For the right occasion
E

This type of patience isn’t
Quite the virtue
A lack of action isn’t
Going to help you
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