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

CAGE THE ELEPHANT


Ain't No Rest For The Wicked 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 could 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'd 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.
I know 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 walking 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 looking for a fight,
He said give me all you've got,
I want your money not your life,
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've got to 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 a mouth to feed
A-ain't nothing in this world for free.
I know 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 taking 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.
You know there ain't no rest for the wicked,
Until we close our eyes for good.

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Songwriter(s): Matt Shultz, Lincoln Parish, Brad Shultz, Jared Champion, Daniel Tichenor
Copyright: R And R Nomad Publishing Co., Sony/ATV Songs LLC
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Meaning to "Ain't No Rest For The Wicked" (10 meanings)
Lisa frank 12/07/12,13:26
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This song is awesome it basically is saying. That some people will do weird things to get by in life and make it.
Reaper 03/27/12,15:43
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This song basicly says how everyone on earth lives on way or another we have to pay the bills feed the kids etc.
PRoDiGAL 11/21/11,23:01
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For Cathrin 'Lilith' Taggert. I love ya sis. We'll blare this one for you. Rest easy. 'Till We close our eyes For Good.' Too true.
babygurl1 09/23/11,10:55
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I love cage the elephant. i seen them in concert 2 days ago. its was awesome. this sone is AWESOME!!!!
Razor Fang 08/13/11,16:30
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Borderlands Is The Best Game Out There. Love This Song. Whoever Has A PS3 Can Add Me On There. RazorFang666
Courteney 04/26/11,14:47
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CAGE THE ELEPHANT IS AMAZING! I first heard this song on mtvu when cage the elephant first came out. Loved them ever since
some guy 04/29/10,19:34
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hey, borderlands RULES. besides, thats where i heard it first, then recognized it a bowling alley and saw the band name, so now its on my ipod. borderland defender (platinum) trophy is MINE!
Vitriolic Crux 03/10/10,07:30
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@RabiObject - Does it really matter how people get to know a good song, as long as they do? I liked it so much when I heard it in Borderlands that I looked up CtE and picked up their album.
RabidObject 01/13/10,23:41
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wow all who got borderlands for xbox and thats the only reason u kno this song is really sad because the song has been on the radio and internet for a long and other than u fags out there good song
mortecai is a BA name 12/04/09,02:57
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the only reason i know of this song is because of Borderlands, and if u dont know what that videogames is pick it up!!!
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