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Don't Feel Bad About Being Alive

from The World Only Ends When You Die by Skyway Man

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lyrics

Don't feel bad about being alive
Even after, you know, many friends have died
Your life was taller
Cast a longer shadow on the ground
Night is still falling

Don't feel bad about being alive
Sometimes the ship rocks you side to side

Some hold tightly
Some watch the moonrise bobbing up and down
Beneath the water

Caught you reading from the book of dead
Head hanging from your shoulders
Put it down, go out and wear your body
For a little more time

Don't feel bad about being alive
Even if it was only you who survived
Crawled out the foxhole, named the fallen
Listed reasons you were not bound
Oh, look how they're numbered!

Now, meanwhile, we can dance beside
This cold future coming over
If it’s too bright, raise a pinhole fist to your eye
Best we can do is ride that opening wide
Through the days of milk and thunder
Pushing colder and wider out into the night
Or feel bad about being alive

Cause if you wonder why it’s so dim
While light changes over top of your skin
You might discover the right way to go
But once you leave, you can never go home

Don't feel bad about being alive
Even after many friends have died
They may haunt your dark corners at night
But they made a choice and chose to stay behind

Say I get tangled in the port side lines
You throw a buoy, but I've already died
Scream my name off of the starboard and cry
But don't feel bad about being alive

Draw my face into the stars at night
Use them neurons firing in your mind
They've done you good now for a long long time
While you sat around and felt bad

From the mounds on Mississippian fields
Over oceans so wide and surreal
There’s more love than one boy can feel
Raise that pinhole fist to your eye

Lord, my Lord, how are we going to save all the feelings
Scattered by the going of the day?

credits

from The World Only Ends When You Die, track released September 23, 2020
Written by James Wallace
Engineers - Alan Weatherhead, Kevin Dailey, James Wallace
Guitars - Alan Parker
Drums/Percussion - Pinson Chanselle
Bass - Cameron Ralston
Piano/Keys - James Wallace
Flute - Stefan Forbus
Trumpet - Kai Welch
Trombone - Carl Gatti
French Horn - Jennifer Kummar
Background Vocals - Casey Jane, Camille Weatherford
Additional Background Vocals - Joel Mcanulty

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We were put on it for a purpose. These latter days are here." - George Van Tassel, 1956

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