Minus the Bear

What About the Boat?

in VOIDS

LYRIC

[Verse 1]
Couldn't sleep so I crushed up sleeping pills
Stirred into a shot of whiskey
I hit the bottle like a brick
Shattered it on my anxiety
Counted sheep 'til they started counting me
Tried to read but the words gave me nothing

[Chorus]
Now I'm faded, useless, unless you come home
You come home
Every nightmare comes true when I'm alone
Come home
[Verse 2]
So tired, sleep becomes a lost art
I find all I'm scared of
So tired, I never want anyone
I think about you like you never left

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Oh yeah
Let me forget your name
Let me forget your, let me forget your name
Oh yeah
When will you evaporate?
When will you evaporate?
The ocean's rising

[Verse 3]
Woke up, I've been sleeping
The pain I feel I'm keeping
What about the boat? It's sinking
I can't find a crack that's leaking

[Chorus x2]

[Bridge x3]
Oh yeah
The ocean's rising
The ocean's rising
The ocean's rising
The ocean's rising

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About "What About the Boat?"

Through the lens of a sinking ship with a failing relationship being the boat and two people drifting apart, “What About the Boat?” posits why this could have happened when the ship (relationship) seems perfectly fine. Snider seems to be feeling the loss hardest with depressing behavior that has him drinking and taking sleeping aids to no resulting success—himself, sinking:

Couldn’t sleep so I crushed up sleeping pills
Stirred into a shot of whiskey
I hit the bottle like a brick
Shattered it on my anxiety

Seafaring imagery has been used as parallels to troubles of this type in many songs, such as: “Zero”, by Smashing Pumpkins, “Don’t You Know Who I Think I Am”, by Fall Out Boy, and even “The Jiggler”, by Dance Gavin Dance:

The way lighting shifts
As it reflects off the water
Below this sinking ship
I feel your fingertips.. slipping away

The song is the third and final single released by indie rock act Minus the Bear on February 28, 2017 through Billboard in support of their upcoming album: VOIDS.

What About the Boat? Track info

Percussion Kiefer Matthias
Mastered at Sterling Sound Studio
Drums Kiefer Matthias
Additional Percussion Eric Akre
Keyboards Alex Rose (USA)
Vocals Alex Rose (USA)
Guitar Jake Snider
Bass Cory Murchy
Mixing Sam Bell
Programming Sam Bell
Label Suicide Squeeze Records
Mastering Greg Calbi

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