I knew a boy that was swallowed by the sky
By the flashing lights
I knew a man that got lost in the big dull blue
And came out alive

I knew a boy, I knew a man
Who looked a lot like you

I knew a time you could still stand and sigh
But the rushing by
I knew a place you can go where your head could explode
Into peace of mind

I knew a time, I knew a place
That felt a lot like you
I knew a boy, I knew a man
Who looked a lot like you

Just like you

I knew a friend that would hold on to the flames
Keep them from burning you
I knew a smile
I could see through all of the stars
That the world had thrown

I knew a smile, I knew a friend
That looked a lot like you
I knew a boy, I knew a man
Who looked a lot like you


Lyrics submitted by sea0fteeth

Man Like You song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionHey, I just saw him live last night and the lyrics are actually:
    "I knew a time you could stand still beside
    never rushing by"

    londron May 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThis may not be entirely correct but when I break the song down verse by verse this is as close to exact as I can get to what he is singing in the song.


    "I knew a boy that was swallowed by you sky,
    by the flashing lights,

    I knew a man that got lost in the big dull brew,
    and came out alive,

    I knew a boy, I knew a man that looked a lot like you

    I knew a time you could stand still beside,
    never rushing by,

    I knew a place you can go where your head do explode,
    into a piece of mind,

    I knew a time, I knew place that felt a lot like you,

    I knew boy, I knew a man who looked a lot, lot like you,

    Just like you,

    I knew a friend that would hold on to the flames,
    keep them from burning you,

    I knew a smile that could see through all of the stones,
    that the world had thrown,

    I knew a smile, I knew a friend that looked a lot like you,

    I knew a boy, I knew a man who looked a lot like you."
    benjaminteddyon December 31, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain