Frightened Rabbit The Wrestle Lyrics

The crumpled ocean is no boat trip

The dark waters stole my clothing

The shape stirs beneath me

A pulse pounds along bloodstreams

The first bite marks the beginning of

The clotheless wrestle with the clotheless animal

Bare those teeth to me please, man eater

You can see all of me, naked with fear

This is the test I left land for

To grip flesh and pull muscle in

The vice clinch of the struggle

I can’t give in to the weight of

The clotheless wrestle with the clotheless animal

Animal, animal, animal

My enemy, please stay close to me

I’ve no breath left, you cold breath thief

The last gasp from a burst lung

The fight fathers, the weak son

The last taste of salt in my mouth

My skin breaks with no sound

I’m torn limb from limb

There is bone, there is gristle, and spit

In the clotheless wrestle

The clotheless animal

Animal, animal, animal