The Cough Syrup Songfacts reports that the song was composed when the band was unsigned and originally appeared on their 2008 Shake My Hand EP.The song was written as a cry for help when the band was broke and didn't know what to do with themselves.
Life's too short to even care at all oh
I'm losing my mind losing my mind losing control
These fishes in the sea they're staring at me oh oh oh oh oh oh
A wet world aches for a beat of a drum, oh