"Manateen" as written by and Prophet Engstrom....
I feel like I'm becoming
A butterfly
Or a golden bee
My smile is like razorblades

When I share
It cuts bloody deep
My body is in the magazines
My face on the tv

My voice on the radio
That's me in my dreams
But when I open my eyes
I'm just a piece of shit!

A worthless coward
A vapid whore
A moral-less refugee
Covered in sores

A blithering sea cow
Lost in it's dreams
Nobody likes me, yeah
Nobody likes me at all
Nobody likes me, yeah

wet blue world - it fills me up
I find I'm deep inside
Waves crash and I breathe water
But I haven't died

I won't come up
I won't come up for air
I won't come up
I won't come up for air

... and beneath the waves
I hide my head in darker waters
And nobody sees
... I cut myself

And hope to draw you in
But even sharks pass by
Please explain
All alone I'm growing colder

Laughter like cancer over my shoulder
Mirrors like hatchets to the world of my face
You know I'm a complete...i'm a complete disgrace

I'm not a manatee
I'm not a manatee
Just leave me alone
Just leave me alone

... And beneath the sea
I give up and I descend
And I'm finally free

... And in the end
Wet blue world - fills me up
Fills me deep inside
Waves crash and I breathe water

But I haven't died
Never
With furious poison in my heart
Will I return from the darker waters

I let the tide tear me apart
Never
With furious poison in my heart
Will I return from the darker waters

I won't hold my breath and wait for change
I die
It's a suicide
My body swallowed by the deep blue abyss

And into the endless tide
I won't come up
I won't come up

I won't come up for air tonight
I won't come up
I won't come up
I won't come up for air tonight

Cold
And all alone
I held my own
But now I give up


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"Manateen" as written by Engstrom Arkenstone

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  • +1
    General CommentI like the line "I cut myself, hope to draw you in, but even the sharks pass by, someone please explain."

    Sharks catch a whiff of blood, and they come running. Now when you bleed, and a shark doesn't even care, then it's absolutely certain that you're invisible and no one cares.
    drumnskate45on November 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you look properly in the booklet, you'll see that it's

    "Mirrors like hatchets to the wound of my face" and not "world of my face".
    adadglgmuton April 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is classic horse with its technical synth and guitar but it has its own sound with its beating pulse throughout the song

    as far as what the song means its obviously comparing a person to a manatee hence manateen if you dont know what a manatee is its pretty much a worthless blob that hangs around coastlines and is endangered because they are too stupid to avoid getting hit by boats but the person is talkign about how he wishes he could make something of himself but realizes hes a fat mess and doesnt care if he lives or dies cause no one else really cares

    great song tohugh
    shlobodonon February 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis songs amazing and straight through.
    enough said :]
    worseintention13on May 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think he says "Deep Blue Abyss", I think he says "Big Blue Violence".

    And the second time, he says "Furious poison in my VEINS", not heart.
    ninja_monkee123on June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMost HORSE songs have incorrect lyrics.
    Most of them are probably done purposely.
    dean-ialon July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd actually, these aren't even the original lyrics to this song.
    dean-ialon July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentregardless it's one of the band's best
    linkslaysallon July 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how they Say "big blue violence" just like the old HTB song about the ocean
    forgivenessforsaleon October 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I last saw them, before playing the song Nathan said "this song is about fat asses who cut themselves, like me."
    Coruptednumberon March 19, 2007   Link

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