From A Borrowed Throat

by Manhattan Craze

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released August 5, 2012

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Manhattan Craze Kenosha, Wisconsin

Manhattan Craze was a Kenosha, Wisconsin based post-rock/emo band that was active from early 2010 to October 2013.

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Track Name: One Time In New Mexico
You were a ghost that summer night,
an emptiness in your eyes,
but from a borrowed throat, you choked,
"I am just as I used to be.
I am just as I used to be."
But you were not.
You were just as you'd always said
you would never be,
and your brother could tell that you'd stopped
letting it haunt you
and left half your heart in the past,
as if time would forgive you.
Track Name: Greener Lands
When spring thawed the Midwest,
you fled into a hazy sleep,
a fog to which you escaped
every time the world was changing.
I followed you there once,
on the train, to find you
inhaling the storm clouds
like you could not catch your breath.
It was just like you to admire the scenery
while you gathered up your nerve.
Now I'm burdened as witness,
powerless to fight the coming end
and terrified I might not see it.
I followed you there once,
on the train, to find you
inhaling the storm clouds
like you could not catch your breath.
It was just like you to admire the scenery
while you gathered up your nerve.
You said, "This rain in my lungs
is just proof of what I've done."
You said, "This rain in my lungs
is just proof of what I've done,
but you were never meant for this."
When spring thawed the Midwest,
you fled into a hazy sleep,
a fog to which you escaped
every time the world was changing.
Track Name: Of Rivers And Oceans: Part I
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Of Rivers And Oceans: Part II (Old Version)
I could be so much more.
I could be so much more.
I could be so much more.
We are so far away
from where we belong.
Drink up; open your mind
to this world beyond.
It's all we can do to ignore
why we've yet to find the peak
and write songs we can sleep through,
and write songs we can dance to,
and write songs we can live through,
and write songs that will make us believe.
Can you feel the light
in your throat grow bright?
Look up; open your eyes
to this perfect sight.
The pinnacle of this
is knowing we will never die,
and write songs we can sleep through,
and write songs we can dance to,
and write songs we can live through,
and write songs that will make us believe
in anything but god.
I'll savor the self-reduction.
I'll savor the self-reduction.
I'll savor the self-reduction.
I'll savor the light.