Paul Banks & The Carousels

Yelling At The Sun

Art By Dave Eggers

Tell Me Why I Don't Cry

Yelling at the Sun

 

We could go on vacation
Meet you down at the station
All the way to Carolina
We can put on a record
Sit back and love
I could stay till mid-July
Oh but tell me why
I don't cry
Anymore
When I still feel just as sad

We could buy a cake
We could celebrate
I could sing you a new song
Ignore all the phone rings
We can listen as the girl sings
We won't ever drive the car
Oh, but tell me why
I don't cry
Anymore
When I still feel just as sad

I don't mind
The way things go
I, I, I, I, I
I, I, I, I, I, I

We can make a livin'
It's so easy!
Then we'll fly around the world
Stop in every little town
Spread the love around
We won't even catch a name
Oh, but tell me why
I don't cry
Anymore
When I still feel just as sad

Come on down from your high chair
Children, see what's down there
It won't last at all but damn it's fun
Now we're talking and a-laughin'
And we're yelling at the sun, man!
I can see for miles around
Oh, but tell me why
I don't cry
Anymore
When I still feel just as sad

I don't mind
The way things go
I don't mind
And I don't know
I, I, I, I, I
I, I, I, I, I
I, I, I, I, I,
I! I! I!

[Yelling at the Sun album cover art by Dave Eggers. He is one of Paul's heroes and has written a lot of incredible books and a couple of great screenplays, like Where The Wild Things Are. Graphic design by Greg Leppert and Matt Genitempo at Public School. Greg is a genius, and Matt co-founded Lamebook.]