Back Against The Wall

Album: Cage The Elephant (2008)
  • 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've got me where you want me again and I can't turn away
    I'm hanging by a thread and I'm feeling like I'll fall
    I'm stuck here in between these 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 of fabricated disbelief
    Pull back the curtains, took a look into your eyes
    My tongue has now become a platform for your lies

    I said, you've got me where you want me again and I can't turn away
    I'm hanging by a thread and I'm feeling like I'll fall
    I'm stuck here in between these shadows of my yesterday
    I want to get away, I need to get away

    Now you know, yeah
    You've 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've got my back against the wall

    Deep in the jungle, camouflaged by all the fallen leaves
    A hand holds up the sky while, shamefully, I make my plea
    The altar's calling, but my legs won't seem to stand
    Guess I'm a coward scared to face the man I am

    I said, you've got me where you want me again and I can't turn away
    I'm hanging by a thread and I'm feeling like I'll fall
    I'm stuck here in between these shadows of my yesterday
    I want to get away, I need to get away

    Now you know, yeah
    You've 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've got my back against the wall

    Now you know, yeah
    You've 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've got my back against the wall Writer/s: Brad Shultz, Daniel Tichenor, Jared Champion, Lincoln Parish, Matt Shultz
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Elmer H from Westville, OkNumber One hit song from Cage The Elephant & I love it. "Back Against The Wall" is still played on the alternative rock stations in my area which speaks to the popularity of the song & this band. Their new album is due out soon (2013).
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