"Lion's Mane" as written by and Samuel Ervin Beam....
Run like a race for family
When you hear like you're alone
The rusted gears of morning
To faceless busy phones
We gladly run in circles
But the shape we meant to make is gone

Love is a tired symphony
Tou hum when you're awake
Love is a crying baby
Mama warned you not to shake
Love is the best sensation
Hiding in the lion's mane

So I'll clear the road, the gravel
And the thornbush in your path
That burns a scented oil
That I'll drip into your bath
The water's there to warm you
And the earth is warmer
When you laugh

Love is a scene I render
When you catch me wide awake
Love's a dream you enter
Though I shake and shake and shake you
Love is the best endeavor
Waiting in the lion's mane




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"Lion's Mane" as written by Samuel Ervin Beam

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    General CommentThe lion's mane is an obvious representation of where love waits for all of us. A lion's mane is something you can only get to if you have the courage to set your mind aside from what bad things may come out of it and have faith that love will outrule anything else. But that's just me.
    Wilsongon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think the "lion's mane" is a metaphor that describes a place of great royalty, because the lion is supposed to be the king of animals, and the mane is a place where you can only get by great courage and skill. i love this song so much i listen to it like 5 times every day! its just so beautiful and great and tender and awesome and.......well........everything!
    crazyfreakon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove is a dangerous game, but all-in-all its "the best endeavor".

    The Lion's Mane is symbolic of how love may shake you up and hurt you once in a while, when you have it, it is the greatest feeling in the world.
    gtchamp7on April 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite line: "The earth is warmer when you laugh". That is simply simply gorgeous songwriting.
    aumchordon October 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is everything, it's so beautiful & so accurately describes a feeling i myself could never explain.
    this song is very personal to me. i adore it.
    plastic jesuson May 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgorgeous fantastic metaphors. makes me want to fall in love even though it doesnt portray it in a perfect light. oh god its beautiful
    redcedarfeveron October 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyes, fantasic lyrical song. for some reason i've always thought of the "lion's mane" as a metaphor. because being in a lion's mane would be the most dangerous and vulnerable place you could be because you're so close to the lion's mouth(comparing this analogy to love, it seems to make sense).
    NightNeverSleepson December 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think it's saying that love isn't all good and that it's really very hard, sometimes tedious. But it is the best thing if you can get past all the bad.
    prettybabyon January 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really like your interpretation NightNeverSleeps.
    NightLighton March 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with prettybaby. The lion's mane is a place close to its mouth, not a place you wanna be in.
    a town like parison April 02, 2005   Link

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