Come, sit beside me, warm your soul beside the fire.
I've got questions, you see, burning in me,
Just dying to be answered,
And as you can see, we've got all eternity,
It's not like you've got someplace to go-
I just want to know, so badly, I want to know.
Please, I need to know, how does it feel to feel alone?
What is it like to be lost, out in the woods, not sure how to get home?
And how does it feel to not know if the burying snow will snuff you out like a sapling?
How does it feel to be the only thing in between your birth and your death?
When you lay down to rest and think of your breath as the only thing in your lungs,
What does it mean, to be just a machine?
I know this must be something of a disappointment-
When you closed your eyes and out your last breath went-
But how does it feel to be so real, so here, so now, so small?
Just a mammal, lying down, for a final sleep,
No don't make a peep, I don't want to hear it!
I don't want to hear anything at all!
So come, sit beside me, warm your soul beside my fire.
I'm just so envious, I was never blessed with the bliss of uncertainty,
Not knowing how tomorrow will be, or if it will be,
To have that singular power that if you want in an hour
There won't be any thing at all, to fall to fall I can't remember-
it all stretches on and on and on
Oh my God, Oh my God,
To be so real, so here, so now, so small so small.
I just want to end it,
End it all.
from What Do They Sound Like,
released January 17, 2016
Peter - lead vocal, guitar
Jerry - trumpet
Kevin - bass
Dana - cello
Neil - drums