tide shift lyrics – man-eating tree

what are those fangs in your flesh?

why are those teeth of fear
gnawing in?

what are those words that you
wouldn’t hurt a fly?
like the promise of a lower tax and
a higher pay.

could even
an unbroken wall
ever keep at bay
this tide on the rise
the river
behind a breaking wall
the dam that is you.

where’s all the courage of tomorrow?
the courage to take a stand and
not to break.

i can whisper it to you.
it was spent ahead of time by the
scare of today.

and floodgates will soon open

/ man eating tree lyrics