king of july lyrics – man-eating tree

as if catching a wave,
only to sink down
in hope of no
floor on the way.
as if in one refined click
a fate would be sealed
without a single hint of a warning.

as if soaring on wings wide
in the bluest of skies
and burnt so by the sun.
as if one whisper
could brand me for good
burn a mark for all eyes to see.

door of a promise opened.
and closed again.

believed it,
wrote all the names down
then leaned back and forgot.
nothing left there to link
this stand-in to the real me.

/ man eating tree lyrics