Sitting In The Lifeboat

Sitting In The Lifeboat

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Songfight title: "Sitting In The Lifeboat"

Lyrics: 

Sit and watch the world catch fire
Burning day by day
Tell the truth, they'll call you a liar
Throw you in a cage

And I'm sitting in the lifeboat
Watching it all burn
Maybe that's all we can hope for
As the world turns
Watching it all burn

Stand up for what you believe
As the world goes straight to hell
Right or wrong won't make a difference
There's no way to tell

And I'm sitting in the lifeboat
Watching it all burn
Maybe that's all we can hope for
As the world turns
Watching it all burn

I see fires in the street
Stamped out by acts of kindness
Brothers, sisters lend a hand
Humans at our finest

And I'm sitting in the lifeboat
Watching it all burn
Maybe that's all we can hope for
As the world turns
Watching it all burn



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metalfoot's picture

The unresolved chord at the end on "watching it all burn" really sells the whole 'sitting in a lifeboat' theme because it all feels unresolved... like nobody quite knows yet how it will end.

kahlo2013's picture

So much unrest and upheaval and I think this song with the chord choices and your lyrics as wonderfully as you deliver them captures that angst. I love the hook on this as it can be taken in different ways.

Yes a well kept together tune and had me listening to the lyrics, sometimes we burn ourselves only to realize later we cause a widespread effect on our loved ones and people around us.... we all impact each other somehow. And it's underrated when we don't appreciate ourselves until we find out we were all part of the same. We are all in lifeboats waiting to be rescued, and all along they didn't see us for us pretending we are fine... philosophical, and I relate to this well. Thank you for a good reflective self analysis time for me in sharing this song.

Gwyn Jones's picture

The lifeboat analogy is a great one and you address the current situation eloquently and with passion...well done!

tjeff's picture

Very nice! The brief intro set the stage well. A great take on the title that i don't think I would have thought of. A powerful story, killer chorus, I hope we're not hopeless but part of me feels the way the singer feels. I've been looking into Song Fight and may give it a shot, do you like it?