I'm a traitor to your flesh in a stone
You're gonna read about the way, the way a man can go
I'm a good man, are you a good man? does a good man take you home?
With a rejoicing mouth I sing for you and pause.
And I know you don't know what I'm capable of.
But in time you'll taste all the salt in my lungs.

And I see things I actually don't see.
I knew it wasn't actually you a few feet from my reach.
I looked into your eyes and I began to lose my teeth,
And I felt you were dreaming the same thing.

And I know you don't know what I'm capable of
But if you give me just one more minute I'm sure
That you would be shaking right down to your soul
And I'd hope that the fear of the lord brings me home.
I'm a man in a body of water so tall
Could swallow you whole and forget where he's going
But I carved a map in the back of my arm
Don't worry I'm coming home
I said don't worry cause I'm coming home.


Lyrics submitted by mpkow, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General Commentgorgeous.
    hndcffson June 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song. This song is beautiful. In my opinion this song is speaking of how a Christian man can get caught up in the life that most men live. "I'm a man in a body of water so tall
    Could swallow you whole and forget where he's going" Also if women knew what men thought half the time they would be deeply disturbed. "And I know you don't know what I'm capable of
    But if you give me just one more minute I'm sure
    That you would be shaking right down to your soul."
    lookinginwardon September 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis album, like the last, he is mostly telling the story of a man scorned turned sailor. So the lyrics about the water are quite literal. It's a magnificent way to start the album.
    jakehitsrecordon October 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentcould swallow your hopes.. not swallow you whole
    mikeyradon February 08, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionCorrection:
    *Like* a man in a body of water so tall.
    Instead of:
    *I'm* a man in a body of water so tall.

    LET ME KNOW if your'e also hearing "Like" instead of "I'm" or if i am just going crazy. Because i have listened to this song over and over and i am definitely hearing "Like" not "I'm".

    Thanks.
    ShoebKon January 31, 2012   Link

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