this longitude of sleep lyrics – man-eating tree

in these eastern parts of a war,
as threats drifting with days
built up like clouds meant
to shroud all light – but this one here.
but as threats,
they never had much
of a real thunder to them.
in the parts untouched by the war
the same threats
– like rafts of birds –
would swing and buffet
sideways and through the
clouds meant to shroud all light
– but this one here.
but as threats, they never had much
of a real thunder to them.

as fire brigades
continue to take on
the furnace outside,
we would swing through
and down again
like those d*mned birds
through any joys
in this
bl**dy mess of black
and then back down again.

while you were asleep
i left the house
with a burning ghost on my heels
to chase down the clouds meant
to shroud all light – but this one here

/ man eating tree lyrics