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"Thank You, Happy Birthday" (2011)

Always Something lyrics - Cage the elephants

Early in the mornin'
Rise to meet the sun
Work so hard to feed your wife
No time to show her lovin'
And in the madness of the evenin'
With diamonds in your hand
Came home an hour early
Caught her with another man

It's always somethin'
Before the late night
Around the corner
There's always somethin' waitin' for ya
Can't hold the hands back
Can't make the sun rise
It's always somethin'
You know it's always somethin'

On your way back home again
A Good Samaritan
You see a man stuck in the rain
Stranded with no friends and
From the goodness of your heart
You saved him from the flood
A couple miles down the road
He's covered in your blood

It's always somethin'
Before the late night
Around the corner
There's always somethin' waitin' for ya
Can't hold the hands back
Can't make the sun rise
It's always somethin'
You know it's always somethin'

Moving around you never see it comin'
Burned by the light you though that you were runnin'
Blinded again, you're floatin like a feather
Why can't you see you can't control the weather?

Sometimes I caught myself
Lookin' in the mirror
With my eyeballs out
And I'm lookin' at the fear
In the bottom of the drain
Saw it growin' like a plant
But it never worked out
The way I wrote it in my hands
I tried, I tried, I tried, decide, decide, decide...

It's always somethin'
Before the late night
Around the corner
There's always somethin' waitin' for ya

Can't hold the hands back
Can't make the sun rise
It's always somethin'
You know it's always somethin'
You know it's always somethin'
You know it's always somethin'

Aberdeen lyrics - Cage the elephants

I've been tryin real hard...
To realize
But somethings take a long long
Long long time (a long time)

[Chorus]
Hold the phone
Hit repeat
You got me foamin at the knees
Saw the flame tasted sin
You burned me once again
Cut the cord, she's a creep
ABERDEEEEN
Way back [x3]

Never saw my dark side
In, in your eyes
Back and forth bloody fingers
Paintin up the sky
The sky

[Repeat Chorus x2]

Indy Kidz lyrics - Cage the elephants

I want to be just like you.

I've got these pictures keep on rolling around my head.
I want to hang them on the wall above my bed.
And it's so easy to step aside and walk in line like all the rest.
But IQ never did that well on tests.

I don't watch TV cause it's just a box of lies.
It makes me want to stick a tooth pick in my mind.
While the world goes down the drain I eat my popcorn from the bag.
Some people say that I've gone mad.

You're so cool.
I wanna be just like you.
You're so cool.

Shake Me Down lyrics - Cage the elephants

Shake me down,
Not a lot of people left around,
Who knows now,
Softly laying on the ground, ooooh
Not a lot people left around, ooooh. ooooh

In my life, I have seen,
People walk into the sea,
Just to find memories,
Plagued by constant misery,
Their eyes cast down,
Fixed upon the ground,
Their eyes cast down

I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down,
Cut my hair on a silver cloud,
Broken sound,
Softly laying on the ground, ooooh
Not a lot people left around, ooooh, ooooh

In my past, bittersweet,
There's no love between the sheets,
Taste the blood, broken dreams,
Lonely times indeed,
With eyes cast down,
Fixed upon the ground,
Eyes cast down

I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Turn back now its time for me to let go,
Way down had to find a place to lay low,
Lampshade turned around into a light post

Walk around the corner,
Never saw it coming still,
I try to make a move,
It almost stopped me from belief,
I don't wanna know the future,
But I'm like rolling thunder,

Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,

I'll keep my eyes fixed on the-
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the-
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down,
Not a lot of people left around, ooooh, ooooh

2024 lyrics - Cage the elephants

Fall into that black whole honey
Looking up from your eyes
Everything that you ever wanted
You fight but why

Folded up just like a piece of paper
Take you sweet little time
You can write on the sidewalk yea but you fine to write

And now you’re walking through the door
Just like 2024
Said I gotta believe
Someday you’ll see
Someday you’ll see that there’s something more
That there’s something more
That’s why you’re so poor
Aww there’s something more

I never said id answer your front door
Never better to be
But I can see is how your own shoe laces
You bleed

Fall in love just like a new born baby
Blonde hair and blue eyes
Taking pictures with your Polaroid camera
Your fine its right

And now you’re walking through the door
Just like 2024
Said I gotta believe
Someday you’ll see
Someday you’ll see that there’s something more
That there’s something more
That’s why your so poor
Aww there’s something more

And now you’re walking through the door
Just like 2024
Said I gotta believe
Someday you’ll see
Someday you’ll see that there’s something more
That there’s something more
That’s why you’re so poor
Aww there’s something more

Sell Yourself lyrics - Cage the elephants

Well, I tried to paint my mind,
But now I'm stuck here in the middle
Got this scalpel in my hand,
I'm operating on this riddle
Got my tongue on tight-knot,
On my forehead placed a label
Took all my inspiration,
Carved your name into the table

Let's talk about me
Let's talk about you
I know your type I know exactly what you wanna do
And if the money's right you think I'd just agree
So sad to see you torn apart by all this selfish greed
So sell yourself, don't be a fool
Sell yourself, take heed to fight?
You need to sell yourself, don't be a fool
Sell yourself
Sell yourself

All my memories shard lifted cut and snipped into little pieces
Chocking on your cancer waiting on the releases
No more need to operate, you already fooled the masses
Nothing left to give you, you already fooled the masses

Let's talk about me
Let's talk about you
I know your type, I know exactly what you wanna do
And it the money's right you think I'd just agree
So sad to see you torn apart by all this selfish greed
Sell yourself, don't be a fool
Sell yourself, take heed to fight?
Sell yourself, don't be a fool
Sell yourself
Sell yourself

Sell yourself [x3]
Sell yourself, don't be a fool
Sell yourself, take heed to fight
Sell yourself, don't be a fool
Sell yourself
Sell yourself

Rubber Ball lyrics - Cage the elephants

Rolling around like a big rubber ball
Writing this song about some things that I saw
Trying to stand like a big strong tough man
Finding out fast that I'm sinking in sand

All I got is nothing but
A little bit of love and gonna
Give it to the people then they'll
See, then they'll see

Spinning the tops as the tables they turn
Made some mistakes but I still couldn't learn
Covered my tracks thought I was fine
No self control now I'm back here in line

All I got is nothing but
A little bit of love and gonna
Give it to the people then they'll
See, then they'll see
[x2]

Right Before My Eyes lyrics - cage the elephants

Timber shakes these trails; they all derail
Phony, false, and frail
An empty ocean lost our way with no direction home
Golden needles, names we take in vain
Find it harder to remain
And nothing's sacred still waiting on that explanation

[Chorus:]
Right before my eyes
I saw the whole world lose control
The whole world lost control
Before my eyes uh-huh
I fell through the floor
I couldn't take this anymore
I can't take this anymore
It breaks my mind uh-huh

Holding dirty hands over the flames
Getting pleasure from the pain
Softly screaming the pistol that you raised has spoken
Golden needles names we take in vain
Find it harder to remain
Well nothing's sacred still waiting on that explanation

[Chorus]

Everything I thought I knew fell to the side
Time went on and on I couldn't see past my own eyes
Past my eyes [x3]

[Chorus]

Around My Head lyrics - cage the elephants

I don't know why I got these feelings, yeah
I just can't seem to get away from
Can you dig it?

You will never see it
No, you will find it falling off my tongue
I take it down town, finally lose it

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ah ah ah ah
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ah ah ah ah

I don't think it's very nice
To walk around my head all night
You got me tangled like a braid tied-twisted
I don't think it's fair...
Do you-oh?
You-oh?

Are you on the flip side?
You know I took the long way round
'Cause all I really am is a homemade elevator

Blinded by your sunshine, put you on a plane to old Paris
Lay my cards down on the table

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ah ah ah ah
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ah ah ah ah

I don't think it's very nice
To walk around my head all night
You got me tangled like a braid tied-twisted
I don't think it's fair...

Can't find a reason for these feelings-
Got enough of them
This guy he told me,
Said he's gonna send me something lovely

But even still at times I wonder
What you're thinking of me
You're probably sure I lost my mind,
Oh mind, Oh mind, Oh mind, Oh mind

I don't think it's very nice
To walk around my head all night
You got me tangled like a braid tied-twisted
I don't think it's fair

I don't think it's very polite
To walk around my head all night
You got me tangled like a braid tied-twisted
I don't think it's fair...

Ah! Ooh
Ah! Ooh
Ah! Ooh

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ah ah ah ah
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ah ah ah ah
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ah ah ah ah
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ah ah ah ah

Oh!

Sabertooth Tiger lyrics - cage the elephants

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

Japanese Buffalo lyrics - Cage the elephant

[Spoken:] One two three four five six
There was a guy, and his name was Johnny B. The loudest man in the land

Alright
Ok
Alright
Ok
Alright
Ok
Uh huh

How many more times you cross the line
Run for days with eager eyes
Screaming smile left alone
These crazy things you do
In the forest of your mind
Haunted by the loss of time
Feet stuck frozen in the snow
These crazy things you do

Shame
Shame
Shame
Oh oh oh

Shame
Shame
Shame
Oh oh oh

Alright
Ok
Alright
Ok
Alright
Ok
Uh huh

Japanese from head to toe
Red to green, green to gold
Waiting on that buffalo
These crazy things you do

[?]
[?]
[?]
These crazy things you do

Shame
Shame
Shame
Oh oh oh

Shame
Shame
Shame
Oh oh oh

Run it over my skin like a cheap plastic knife
In your heart and in your mind put me
Always aside
Do it over and again till it cuts to the bone
We can play by the rules or just
Leave it alone

It's a shame
It's a shame
It's a shame
That your heart has turned to stone
Now your heart's turned to stone

Run it over my skin like a cheap plastic knife
In your heart and in your mind
Put me always aside
Do it over and again till it cuts to the bone
We can play by the rules

It's a shame
It's a shame
It's a shame

"Cage The Elephant" (2009)

Flow lyrics - cage the elephants

Looking out my window
Wonder how it came to be

Feels just like a tempo
Lifted by a gentle breeze

Ugly as a suitcase
I can see it stretch for days

Hanging on a sunset
Softly trampled by the rain

[Chorus]
Way too long
Hold on
Hold on
Dead and gone
So long
Hold on
Way too long
Hold on
Hold on
Dead and gone
So long
Hold on
So long
Hold on

Looking out my window
Trying to find a hiding place

Climb up to the tree tops
Watch it all just drift away

[Chorus]

[Chorus]

In One Ear lyrics - Cage the elephants

They say we ain't got the style
We ain't got the class
We ain't got the tunes that's
Gonna put us on the map
And I'm a phony in disguise
Trin' to make the radio
I'm an anti-social anarchist
I sound like so and so

They say I'm just a stupid kid
Another crazy radical
Rock'n'roll is dead
I probably should have stayed in school
Another generation X
Who somehow slipped up through the cracks
Oh they'd love to see me fall
But I'm already on my back

[Chorus:]
So it goes in one ear and right out the other
People talking shit but you know I never bother
It goes in one ear and right out the other
People talking shit, they can kiss the back of my hand

Now I know I'm not a saint
I've been a sinner all my life
I ain't tryin' to hide my flaws
I'd rather keep them in the light
They want to criticize, scrutinize
Cast another stone
Burn me at the stake
And sit and watch it from their throne

They say the devil is my pal
I do alot of drugs
The crowd will only like me
If they're really fuckin drunk
They think they know my thoughs
But they don't know the least
If they'd listen to the words
They'd find a message tucked beneath

[Chorus]

Here's the moral to the story
We don't do it for the glory
We don't do it for the money
We don't do it for the fame
So all the critics who despise us
Go ahead and criticize us
It's your tyranny that drives us
Adds the fire to our flames

So it goes in one ear and right out the other
People talkin shit so you know we never bother
So it goes in one ear and right out the other
I'm only playing music 'cause you know i gucking love it
It goes in one ear and right out the other
People talking shit, they can kiss the back of my hand

James Brown lyrics - Cage the elephants

Ran around the corner
Fell asleep in the sur
You had to move into the shade
Before you fire the gun

You got a hunger for destruction
Needed someone to bleed
You sealed the deal before the dawn
You let your actions proceed

Some sunny day they're gonna come for you
Some sunny day they're gonna come for you
Sooner or later said you know that it's true
Some sunny day they're gonna come for you

[Chorus:]
You think you're so sly
You tried to roll by
You played the safe side
You said will somebody take me

Down town
Another James Brown
You made the same sound
You said will somebody write this down

Fighting back revenge
You've got your face to the ground
You make excuses for the madness
You've been hanging around

You built a house up in the trees
So you could see everyone
You set the clock and had a run
You set the clock and had a run

Ain't No Rest For The Wicked lyrics - Cage the elephants

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
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:]
There ain't no rest for the wicked
Money don't grow on trees
I got bills to pay
I got mouths to feed
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
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 want to live this kind of life

[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 on 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 stuff 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

Tiny Little Robots lyrics - Cage the elephants

I've got you movin' to the city
Oh my, you think you're lookin' pretty
But they've got their pistols too
Tucked down beneath their shoe

It's a new sensation
World annihilation
Moving to the music
Patiently it's waiting

The city's sceaming
I can hear them breathing
Crying out for wisdom
Hungry minds are feeding

[Chorus:]
I know that you're tired of this
Cause you're a robot
They designed your life
But true souls said you know what's right
And you can join us on the other side

Are you scared? [x3]

I've got you marching to a drum beat
Oh my you got another nose bleed
They'll keep you so amused
You'll never taste the truth

It's a new creation
Total dominatin
Chains across you shoulders
Social captivation

Kill our leaders
Persecute our teachers
Criticize our culture
Crucify free thinkers

[Chorus]

Fill our eyes with money
Vanify that's cunning
Only on the surface
Diamonds look so stunning

Mass deception
Altered our perception
Sold it to the children
Made a new connection

Lotus lyrics - Cage the elephants

Woke before the mornig 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 byt they don't mean
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 sun set watched it travel down
And tear through the ground
The hate that drives us
Needs to be stopped

Back Against The Wall lyrics - Cage the elephants

Tonight I'll have a look
And try to find my face again
Buried beneath this house
My spirit screams and dies again

Out back
A monster wears a cloak of Persian leather
Behind the TV screen
I've fallen to my knees

I said you got me where you want me again
And I can't turn away
I'm hangin' by a thread and I'm feelin' like a fool
I'm stuck here in between
The shadows of my yesterday
I want to get away
I need to get away

Blanket of silence
Makes me want to sink my teeth in deep
Burn all the evidence
A fabricated disbelief

Pull back the curtains
Took alook into your eyes
My tongue has now become
A platform for your lies

I said you got me where you want me again
And I can't turn away
I'm hangin' by a thread and I'm feelin' like a fool
I'm stuck here right between
The shadows of my yesterday
I want to get away
I need to get away

[Chorus:]
Now you know
Yeah you got my back against the wall
Oh god
I ain't got no other place to hide
Chained down
Like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall
You know
Yeah you got my back against the wall

Deep in the jungle
Camouflaged by all the falen leaves
A hand holds up the sky
While shamefully I make my plea

The alter's callin'
But my legs won't seem to stand
Guess I'm a coward
Scared to face the man I am

Drones In The Valley lyrics - cage the elephants

While bullets shower the earth
We turn our heads and cover our faces
Now flames devour the sky
And I hear these words in the back of my Mind

[Chorus:]
Here we stand at this fork in the road
We got no time to waste
Oh which way shall we go?
This old world's spinning out of control
Oh which way shall we go?
Which way shall we go?
I can't believe this, it makes me sick

Fresh smell of death on your tongue
You bait the hook and here come the children
Another grave stone to sell
While you get rich in the valley of hell

[Chorus]

The devil's creeping
He's got us eating from his dirty hands
We feast on lies
Which makes it hard for us to make a stand
Out in the desert
There's a forest full of fallen trees
It's what they want
But it's not what we need

Screaming at the ceiling
Doesn't make it better
Slipped into a coma
Lost my favorite sweater
Ask them no more questions
You'll never catch them lying
It's time to make our move
And strike them right between the eyes

Judas lyrics - Cage the elephants

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

Back Stabbin' Betty lyrics - Cage the elephants

A poor guy that man John Thomas
His woman truly was a devil
She wasn't all that honest
She tore him down on every level

You're a no, good, lazy mother fucker
Got a, shit job you worthless mother fucker
You're a, a dead beat, feel sorry for your mother
If I had time, I'd trade you for another

He don't like that
He wasn't like that
He wants to go back home

He tried so hard to please her
He sold his soul to keep her happy
But nothin he did impressed her
She always left him feelin' shady

This is it, no, this cant be all you bought me
I'm high class, and this is what you brought me
Gonna, strike low just like my momma taught me
You're a low life, you're lucky that you got me

He don't like that
He wasn't like that
He wants to go back home

Down deep, way down inside him
The will to leave was growing stronger
And he bit his tongue for so long
He couldn't hold back any longer

You're a two, faced ruthless instigator
You're a low jack, shapely masquerader
You're a cold bitch, controlling conservator
This is two much, I'm out I'll see ya later

She don't like that
But she got it like that
No she don't like that
But he's right back on track
He got to go back home

Soil To The Sun lyrics - Cage the elephants

In the depths of my mind I laid sleeping
Well I had such a dream when I woke I was weeping
The vision I saw danced around me
And my heart saw the things that my eyes couldn't see

Oh the sun crashed down to the ground
The moon rose up to the sky blood red
All the dead climbed up out from their graves
They fell to their knees as the stars started screaming

[CHORUS]
Come out come all
Come see it believe it
The truth will shine
If you open you eyes
And you'll see it move
As it moves on the masses
The weak will rise and give birth to the sky

No it didn't stop there it consumed me
And it crushed me with joy as it's beauty swept through me
I was moved by the weight of it all
I'd been touched by the light yes I know what I saw

Oh the sun crashed down to the ground
The moon rose up to the sun blood red
All the dead climbed out from their graves
They fell to their knees As the stars started screaming

[CHORUS]

I saw the demons dreaming
I heard people singing
The dinosaurs are dieing
The mind control's subsiding

I saw a new path
Free thinkers freely thinking
Can't stop a thought from breathing
It moves like fire

The sun crashed down to the ground
The moon rose up to the sun blood red
All the dead climbed up out from their graves
They fell to their knees as the stars started screaming

Free Love lyrics - Cage The Elephant

She move so quick
She move so fast
She move so quick
She make the good times last
She said that even in the morning said you know It's on
Even in the morning

[CHORUS]
Free Love
Free love
Free love
Free love,love,love,love

She like it rough
She bending bones
She starts a screaming when she's ready to go
She said that even in the morning said you know that it's on
Even in the morning

[CHORUS]

Pretty girl come with me
Two on two
Three on three
Passion is the flavor climbing up this tree
Make a fuss
Move around
Keep it on uder the groun
Just beneath the covers
I can see the sea

She knocking knees
So full of pride
She made the move cause she's got nothing to hide
She said that even in the morning said you know that it's on
Even in the morning