tiger in a burning tree lyrics – everclear

tiger in a burning tree

a friend of mine woke me up
to tell me about his dream
all the lights in the world went black
he felt like a tiger in a burning tree
it was like he was late for something that he did not want to see
his life looked better on paper, he lives like a tiger in a burning tree

blow out the candles and make a wish

i thought about a woman from a city in the south
she lost her car when the bottom fell out
she sold her life to the deep blue sea
she left a message for the world to see
she knows better what it’s like to be a tiger in a burning tree

close your eyes and take a big deep breath
blow out the candles and make a wish

when i was a child i painted my toys
angel blue and devil red
i broke them into pieces, set them on fire, and shoved them under my bed
i never learned how to play nice with all the other kids
i never learned how to draw inside the line and probably never will

close your eyes and take a big deep breath
imagine a world so much better than this
now close your eyes and jump to a place you would think to be
then you could tell me what it feels like to be
a tiger in a burning tree

/ everclear lyrics