Cage The Elephant Baby Blue

Hole in my heart, I couldn’t change

I didn’t know what was supposed to

Stuck in the fire, turn in the grave

Watching the shadows stretch and taking my face

I didn’t know what was supposed to

I didn’t know what was supposed to

Now I want to

Yeah, I want to now

I don’t care to explain

Why you running away, why you running away

To be fair, I should say

Why you running away, why you running away

Standing alone all for the road

I didn’t know what was supposed to

Creature is safe here in my veins

Watching the shadows stretch and taking my face

I didn’t know what was supposed to

I didn’t know what was supposed to

But I don’t want to

Yeah, I want to now

I don’t care to explain

Why you running away, why you running away

To be fair, I should say

Why you running away, why you running away

Ghosts were killing all the way

Why you running away, why you running away

To be fair, I should say

Why you running away, why you running away

Keep on running

I’ve been stuck in line all those dirty rotten times

They’ve got time, time is gonna pass

Hope these burning ears won’t last

Sometimes I’m stuck in lies, all those stinky, twisted times

But I’ve got time, time is gonna pass

I hope these burning ears won’t last

I don’t care to explain

Why you running away, why you running away

To be fair, I should say

Why you running away, why you running away

Ghosts were killing all the way

Why you running away, why you running away

I don’t care to explain

Why you running away, why you running away

Why you running away, keep on running away

Hole in my heart, I couldn’t change

I didn’t know what was supposed to

Cage The Elephant Sweetie Little Jean

Sweetie Little Jean where did you go?

Everyone’s been searching high and low

And your mother’s worried sick

Dearest daddy lost his grip

While the whole world’s watching

Candlelight vigils being held in silence

On the channel four

And they’ve knocked on every door

Every place you’ve been before

How long will we let it go?

I think we should just let go

I, I want you back (back)

Let’s get back

Lay my weary head against your bones

Where all my troubles will be dead and gone

How long will we let it go?

I think we should just let go

Has melancholy taken you for good?

You know that I would save you if I could

Watched your laughter turn to tears

Then you vanished in thin air

Well we pinned your missing persons picture up

On every mother-loving post

How’s it feel to be a ghost?

You’re the one I love the most

I, I want you back (back)

Let’s get back

Lay my weary head against your breast

Where all my troubles will be laid to rest

I pushed and I pulled ’til I pushed you aside

Now all that is left are the tears that you cried

I’m sorry love for all of the damage done

I only hope that someday to be back beside you

I, I want you back (back)

Let’s get back

Lay my weary head against your bones

Where all our troubles will be dead and gone

How long will we let it go?

I think we should just let go

Cage The Elephant Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked

(he was a)

(you know it)

(he was a)

I was walkin’ down the street

When out the corner of my eye

I saw a pretty little thing approaching me

She said, “I never seen a man

Who looked so all alone.

Oh, could you use a little company?

And if you pay the right price

Your evening will be nice

And you can go and send me on my way.”

I said, “You’re such a sweet young thing.

Why you do this to yourself?”

She looked at me and this is what she said,

[Chorus:]

Oh, there ain’t no rest for the wicked

Money don’t grow on trees

I got bills to pay

I got mouths to feed

And ain’t nothing in this world for free

No, I can’t slow down

I can’t hold back

Though you know I wish I could

Oh, no, there ain’t no rest for the wicked

Until we close our eyes for good

Not even 15 minutes later

I’m still walkin’ down the street

When I saw the shadow of a man creep out of sight

And then he swept up from behind

He put a gun up to my head

He made it clear he wasn’t lookin’ for a fight.

He said, “Give me all you got.

I want your money not your life,

But if you try to make a move I won’t think twice.”

I told him, “You can have my cash,

But first you know I gotta ask:

What made you wanna live this kind of life?”

He said,

[Chorus]

Well, now a couple hours passed

And I was sitting in my house

The day was winding down and coming to an end

So I turned to the TV

And flipped it over to the news

And what I saw I almost couldn’t comprehend

I saw a preacher man in cuffs

He’d taken money from the church

He’d stuffed his bank account with righteous dollar bills

But even still I can’t say much

Because I know we’re all the same

Oh, yes we all seek out to satisfy those thrills

[Chorus:]

You know there ain’t no rest for the wicked

Money don’t grow on trees

We got bills to pay

We got mouths to feed

And ain’t nothing in this world for free

No we can’t slow down

We can’t hold back

Though you know we wish we could

No there ain’t no rest for the wicked

Until we close our eyes for good

Cage The Elephant Black Widow

Standing there with your red coat on

French perfume looking vulnerable

Black widow girl you sit and wait

Till I climb into the web you made

I’m an animal,

You got me losing control

You got me losing control

You got me losing control

It’s not right

I can’t take it no more girl

I can’t take this abuse

Every time that you walk in the room girl

I’m hypnotized by the way that you move

It’s the way that you move

You call me out at your beck and call

Set me up just to watch me fall

Twist and turn bend and sway

I move in then you push away

I’m an animal you got me losing control

You got me losing control you got me losing control

It’s not right

I can’t take it no more girl

I can’t take this abuse

Every time that you walk in the room girl

I’m hypnotized by the way that you move

It’s the way that you move

I can’t take it no more girl

I can’t take this abuse

Every time that you walk in the room the room

I’m Hypnotized by the way that you move

I can’t tell you the future, I may promise the moon

Cause every time that you walk in the room girl

I’m hypnotized by the way that you move

It’s the way that you move

It’s the way that you move

Cage The Elephant Doctor Doctor Doctor Help Me Help Me Help Me

I went in as a patient

They kept me constantly waiting

I gave my best performance

They knew that I was faking

Hey, I ain’t got much else to say

No excuses I can make

Fuzzy feeling on the wall

Lord, you know I’ve tried them all

Now watch me rise

And fall

So warm wrapped in a blanket

Feel wholesome, almost naked

I watch my fingers tremble

No sign of hesitation

Hey, I ain’t got much else to say

No excuses I can make

Fuzzy feeling on the wall

Lord, you know I’ve tried them all

Now watch me rise

And fall

And fall

Ain’t got no problem to you

Ain’t got no problem said

Oh, oh, oh no

Ain’t got no problem to you

Ain’t got no problem said

Oh, oh, oh no

Hey, I ain’t got much else to say

No excuses I can make

Fuzzy feeling on the wall

Lord, you know I’ve tried them all

Lord, you know I’ve tried them all

Lord, you know I’ve tried them all

Lord, you know I’ve tried them all

Lord, you know I’ve tried them

Cage The Elephant Judas

The time has finally come you get a mouth full

You only act on greed and by your actions this is proved

And can’t you see all the flowers diein all around you

Got your hands in the devil’s pockets got everything to loose

And so you lash out

To crush the ones below

Or all the ones that you fear most

And you call this crowd control

Well let me break it down for ya

The fire in your veins is just a joke you tell yourself

Another way to cut the cost to hide your face from all the guilt

And is a shame you had to say you had to kill to gain control

But at least you made some money, hey let the good times roll

Its your dream to be the king of all creation

As far as im concerned you hung you shadow on the wall

And though your fingers never really pulled the trigger

Your hands are just as guilty your the one who brought the blood

Again you lash out to hush the ones who know

Cause they’re the ones that you fear most

And it’s called damage control

Well let me break it down for ya

The fire in your veins is just a joke you tell yourself

Another way to cut the cost to hide your face from all the guilt

And is a shame you had to say you had to kill to gain control

But at least you made some money, hey let the good times roll

Oh my the greed has now consumed you

Your eyes fade as you fell into the ocean

You move fast to feed your lust for money

You dive down now you’re caught in the commotion

All this and you trade it in for nothin

A cheap lie you put it in your pocket

All this and you trade it in for nothin

Oh my I can see you heart has met its end

Cage The Elephant Lotus

Woke before the morning sun

I found it tucked beneath the hills

I sat and watched it rise

It hit the sky and burst to flames

The lotus flower’s

Got me thinkin’ ’bout the way that we live

I’ve got this feelin’

It’s gonna stop

Driven by religion

Running backwards down a one way road

A course collision, split decision

Tryin’ to save your soul

Manifest Destiny

Is just a fancy word for murder

I’ve got this feelin’

It’s gonna stop

[Chorus:]

A billion faces runnin’ round my head

All got opinions but they don’t mean shit

Keep droppin’ bombs until the whole world’s dead

They said it’s all been done and it’s all been said

They’ll turn this message into a pop movement

A fashion statement, call it politics

You can mark my words, they’ll put a spin on it

They say it’s all been done

Look outside the box my friend

Your heart’s been dead since who knows when

It seems we’ve missed the mark

Lost all hope and given in

Pack up the suitcase

Take that handkerchief and wipe off your chin

The fear that drives you

Needs to be stopped

[Chorus]

Fell into a daze

And found my mind was gone and laid to waste

A battleground indeed

Where holy wars have taken place

I saw the sunset watched it travel down

And tear through the ground

The hate that drives us

Needs to be stopped

Cage The Elephant Cover Me Again

Heart of steel, born to kill

Mother’s milk, left me dressed to shame

I just go my way

Move too fast, it won’t last

Hammerhead, Daddy ran away

He still knows my name

Ooh, something’s gotta give

The paper on the wall, soon will peel and fall

Ooh, and then you’ll see my face, painted up with sin

Cover me, cover me again

I outgrew my old shoes

My backyard was cluttered up with lies

Kept it easy on the eyes

Fresh homemade, under shade

Black and red, paint my fingers blue

Still hiding from the truth

Mmm, my best friend kills the pain

Mmm, but only for a day

Mmm, keeps on chewing on my veins

Ooh, something’s gotta give

The paper on the wall, soon will peel and fall

Ooh, then you’ll see my face, painted up with sin

Cover me, cover me again

Cover me again

Cage The Elephant Mess Around

Ahhhhh, oh no

Ahhhhh, oh no

Ahhhhh, oh no

No, she don’t mess around

No, she don’t mess around

Oh St. Louis, California

Blue eyes, yeah she’s comin’ for ya

Land of Mary, Charm City

Oh lord, wish she was my baby

You know she’ll drive you crazy

Yeah she’s coming for ya

No, she don’t mess around

No, she don’t mess around

Ahhhhh, oh no

Ahhhhh, oh no

Ahhhhh, oh no

No, she don’t mess around

No, she don’t mess around

The heat is rising and only getting hotter, ready to blow

I think I’ll pour myself a glass of water, let it flow

She’ll show you what she’s made of

Yeah she’s comin’ for ya

She’s gonna try to break ya

Yeah she’s comin’ for ya

No, she don’t mess around

No, she don’t mess around

Ahhhhh, oh no

Ahhhhh, oh no

Ahhhhh, oh no

No, she don’t mess around

No, she don’t mess around

Ahhhhh, oh no

Ahhhhh, oh no

Ahhhhh, oh no

No, she don’t mess around

No, she don’t mess around

Ahhhhh, oh no

Ahhhhh, oh no

Ahhhhh, oh no

No, she don’t mess around

No, she don’t mess around

No, she don’t mess around

Cage The Elephant Sabertooth Tiger

On the other side of town lives a sabertooth tiger

Paint’s a real good picture, he’s an excellent liar

His mouth is full of sand and he’s dying to meet you

His mouth is full of sand he’s just dying to meet you

On the other side of town lives a sabertooth tiger

Runaway runaway runaway from the beast

Got a bullet in your back and you’re shaking at the knees

Runaway runaway runaway from the beast

Got a bullet in your back, runaway from the beast

Colder than an ice cube and faster than the fastest cheetah

He’s hiding in the kitchen he’s a right brain eater

His mouth is full of sand and he’s dying to meet you

His mouth is full of sand he’s just dying to meet you

On the other side of town lives a sabertooth tiger

Runaway runaway runaway from the beast

Got a bullet in your back and you’re shaking at the knees

Runaway runaway runaway from the beast

Got a bullet in your back, runaway from the beast

He’s a sabertooth tiger

Runaway runaway runaway from the beast

Got a bullet in your back and you’re shaking at the knees

Runaway runaway runaway from the beast

Got a bullet in your back and you’re shaking at the knees

Runaway runaway runaway from the beast

Got a bullet in your back and you’re shaking at the knees

Runaway runaway runaway from the beast

Got a bullet in your back, runaway from the beast