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How Could You

by Mantis State

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How could you Draw me out like I'm some cheap cartoon Scripting everything I do I can't choose The words I say the ways I feel and move And I need to be cut loose But I can't seem to find the state of mind To get me out of this constant grind How could you Send me straight down the flume Drowning within your fumes And how could I Fall for this enterprise When all they feed me is lies How could you Be puppeteering me to go insane, My own thoughts do not feel safe And I must lose The things holding me back my ball and chain To make my own escape But I can't seem to find the state of mind To get me out of this constant grind How could you Send me straight down the flume Drowning within your fumes And how could I Fall for this enterprise When all they feed me is lies And I will break this Curse restraining So let me feel alive In this state In this state In this state In this state How could you Send me straight down the flume Drowning within your fumes And how could I Fall for this enterprise When all they feed me is lies How could you Send me straight down the flume Drowning within your fumes And how could I Fall for this enterprise When all they feed me is lies
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My temperature is rising There is no sense in fighting The feeling overcoming me now I feel so immersed In her complex curse I just wanna get up and shout Woah ho ho ho ho She drives me crazy Woah ho ho ho ho There's no escaping Her eyes look in so deep I see them in my sleep I hate being the sheep in the wrong crowd But don't trust a thing she says By the way that she behaves She's a compulsive liar who wants things her Way hey hey hey hey She drives me crazy Oh ho ho ho ho There's no escaping I used to be a lyricist but I'm all out of words She plays with your feelings makes you feel like you made her hurt But underneath all that acting she's concealing a smirk So if she comes your way I advise you give her a wide berth Don't you suppose it all arose because she chose to play with your feelings by altering emotions Now everything's outa motion Her core is made of stone but on the outside huh she is molten Their ain't no faulting her appearance but wait listen up Because her second face needs some extra makeup Shut up, That's what she'd say huh yeah Woah ho ho ho ho Dum ba dum ba ba da dum ba ba bum di dum boo dum Ba boo da bay ey de ah dam zew da zoo ba da bu dum dow Ye day ya da da ye day ya da da da da da da day ba biba da bow Bow wow wow wow Woah yeah, She drives me crazy There's no escaping 'scaping no She drives me crazy there no escaping she drives me Crazy
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I see you've lost all hope Why flee What are you afraid of brother You know we were going places Now you leave I'm fending on my own And when I look back I try to relax But I feel the walls are closing in I'm running blind as the lights start to dim So I tell myself Its easy to quit the very life you choose Don't sit on the shelf I will not surrender So I tell myself Its easy to quit the very life you choose Don't sit on the shelf I will not surrender Tryna wipe my slate As the splinters Dig deep Why'd you hesitate What are you afraid of brother And now I see I must escape Busy streets To break free From all of the Misery And when I look back I try to relax But I feel the walls are closing in I'm running blind as the lights start to dim So I tell myself Its easy to quit the very life you choose Don't sit on the shelf I will not surrender So I tell myself Its easy to quit the very life you choose Don't sit on the shelf I will not surrender

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How could you single by Mantis State featuring 'How could you?' and two live sessions recorded by Live In The Hive: 'No escaping' and 'Splinters'

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released January 21, 2019

Produced by: Monkey Harper
Mastered by: Pete Maher
Live sessions produced and mastered by: Live in the Hive
Artwork by: Devin Arden

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Mantis State Leeds, UK

A combination of vocals, saxophone, guitar, bass, keys and drums.  Music that effortlessly balances heavy riffs, ambient electronic sounds and warm brass, merging together jazz, funk, soul and pop rock. The band cites inspiration from the likes of Stevie Wonder and Prince to Jamiroquai, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, TOTO and Vulfpeck. ... more

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