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The Poet

from Into The Sun by Mantis State

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The Poet explores how songwriters often write their best songs when heartbroken, “Taking half of my heart, to make me twice the poet”. I wrote this song after an incredibly tough breakup, when I was hit by the realisation that I had lost myself because I was still holding out hope that things would return back to how they used to be, “I left behind my soul to be blinded by my faith”. There is no malice or contempt in this song but instead recognition that even if you'll always care for someone, it's healthy to accept change and allow yourself to heal.

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I've given everything I can
Just to try to make this happen
But you wouldn't even lift a hand
As you watch our foundations cracking

And oh
Isn't it a shame
You built me up so tall
Just to take it all away
And now it seems that hope
Is something I've misplaced
I left behind my soul
To be blinded by my faith

I'll always be there and don't you know it
And don't you know it and don't you know it
You say that you care but I hate the way you show it
I hate the way ya I hate the way ya show it
Consumed by regrets you bestow it
You bestow it
Taking half of my heart to make me twice the poet

I've given up on who I am
I blamed myself to bridge the gap in
I find it hard to understand
Why should I question myself for the answers I'm lacking

And oh
Isn't it a shame
I left behind my soul
To be blinded by my faith

I'll always be there and don't you know it
And don't you know it and don't you know it
You say that you care but I hate the way you show it
I hate the way ya I hate the way ya show it
Consumed by regrets you bestow it
You bestow it
Taking half of my heart to make me twice the poet

Oooo you know it
And don't you know it and don't you know it
You say that you care but I hate the way you show it
I hate the way ya I hate the way ya show it
Consumed by regrets you bestow it
You bestow it
Taking half of my heart to make me twice the poet
Make me twice the

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from Into The Sun, released March 3, 2023
Produced by Sfven
Mastered by Bogle

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Mantis State London, UK

First formed at Leeds Conservatoire, Mantis State's signature sound has been widely praised for meticulously balancing soulful vocals, heavy riffs, warm brass and ambient electronics.
After relocating to London, Mantis State have sold-out shows in venues including Camden's Jazz Café, Hoxton's Colours and Soho's Spice of Life, and performed at the 2021 Isle of Wight festival.
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