the drowning man lyrics – cure

she stands twelve feet above the flood
she stands twelve feet above the flood
she stares
she stares
alone
alone
across the water
across the water

the loneliness grows and slowly
the loneliness grows and slowly
fills her frozen body
fills her frozen body
sliding downwards
sliding downwards

one by one her senses die
one by one her senses die
the memories fade
the memories fade
and leave her eyes
and leave her eyes
still seeing worlds that never were
still seeing worlds that never were
and one by one the bright birds leave her …
and one by one the bright birds leave her …

starting at the violent sound
starting at the violent sound
she tries to turn
she tries to turn
but final
but final
noiseless
noiseless
slips and strikes her soft dark head
slips and strikes her soft dark head
the water bows
the water bows
receives her
receives her
and drowns her at it’s ease
and drowns her at it’s ease
drowns her at it’s ease
drowns her at it’s ease

i would have left the world all bleeding
i would have left the world all bleeding
could i only help you love
could i only help you love
the fleeting shapes
the fleeting shapes
so many years ago
so many years ago
so young and beautiful and brave
so young and beautiful and brave

everything was true
everything was true
it couldn’t be a story
it couldn’t be a story

i wish it was all true
i wish it was all true
i wish it couldn’t be a story
i wish it couldn’t be a story
the words all left me
the words all left me
lifeless
lifeless
hoping
hoping
breathing like the drowning man
breathing like the drowning man

oh fushia
oh fushia
you leave me
you leave me
breathing like the drowning man
breathing like the drowning man
breathing like the drowning man
breathing like the drowning man

/ cure lyrics