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Cage The Elephant - Ain't No Rest For The Wicked



Cage the Elephant come from the town of Bowling Green in Kentucky, which is best known for manufacturing Chevrolet Corvettes. The Alternative Rock group was formed in 2005 by front man Matt Shultz and his guitarist brother Brad. They were joined by their friends Daniel Titchenor (bass), Lincoln Parish (guitar) and Jared Champion (drums).


According to their MySpace site the band's name comes from Indian Hindu philosophy where the elephant is the symbol of strength and goodness. They explained: "It's strong and it's honest and it's loyal. And our name kind of stands for people, the whole of society, the people we all are by nature – it seems like people want to cage the elephant. It seems like they want to cage all the good in the world. It's not just the government or the media, it's everywhere. But you turn on the news and hear 'today 26 people got gunned down, and one guy got his head chopped off, and here's a picture of it. It's like there's no hope, and somebody's caged the elephant. But you can't do that."



Lyrics


I was walking 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 looks so all alone


Oh, could you use a little company?


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:



"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


There ain't nothing in this world for free


Oh 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 fifteen minutes later I'm still walking down the street


When I saw the shadow of a man creep out 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 looking for a fight


He said, "Give me all you've 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?"



He said, "There ain't no rest for the wicked


Money don't grow on trees


I got bills to pay, I got mouths to feed


There ain't nothing in this world for free


Oh 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"



Well now a couple hours passed and I was sitting in my house


The day was winding down and coming to an end


And so I turned on 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



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


There ain't nothing in this world for free


Oh no we can't slow down, we can't hold back


Though you know we wish we could


Oh no there ain't no rest for the wicked


Until we close our eyes for good





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