Album: Them Crooked Vultures (2009)
Play Video
  • I tried to make a break
    What a fool
    I should've known, I never listen
    I'm in a cage
    An animal, I'm in a cage

    But the reptiles
    They won't let me go
    I think they want you to stray

    Watch the monkey dance
    Give 'em a taste
    Look at him he's always smiling
    Help me to escape
    Your mouth agape
    You foreign tourist

    Woe is me, it will be a funeral
    A circus, I'll rap on the cell door
    Questions are a fire
    That needs feeding to survive
    So just you let those flames die down

    Trained by consequence and the lash
    It leaves me breathless
    Their praise is a poison to us all
    In the moonlight their scars flash like jewelry
    Get too precious
    Get locked up in a cage

    Want to get, gotta risk any move
    Misconstrued and you're screwed
    Tongues flash and flick as if they're screaming

    Oh they lie just like a lover
    Oh do they, those kisses will burn

    Under the lights
    They snap a finger
    You jump, you answer
    Like a naive hooker with a big dumb smile

    For the reptiles
    I guess you'll never know
    They won't let you go
    Cause you're the soup du'jour, that's for sure

    Questions are a fire
    That needs feeding, to survive
    So just you let those flames die down

    See them reptiles crawl?
    Getting closer
    Why won't someone come to drive them away?

    Don't rest too long
    It's a mistake we can't take back
    Take one lying down for a change
    And oh it's like cleaning up after an orgy
    When it's over
    I wish someone would burn this place
    To the ground Writer/s: DAVID GROHL, JOHN BALDWIN, JOSH HOMME
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Ryan from Austin, TxLove the comments from Dave! At the end of their Austin City Limits show they talk about how they met, too. Check it out on PBS!! They killed it....
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Motley Crue

Motley CrueFact or Fiction

Was Dr. Feelgood a dentist? Did the "Crüecifixion" really happen?

Eric Clapton

Eric ClaptonFact or Fiction

Did Eric Clapton really write "Cocaine" while on cocaine? This question and more in the Clapton edition of Fact or Fiction.

Philip Cody

Philip CodySongwriter Interviews

A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."

The Police

The PoliceFact or Fiction

Do their first three albums have French titles? Is "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" really meaningless? See if you can tell in this Fact or Fiction.

The Punk Photography of Chris Stein

The Punk Photography of Chris SteinSong Writing

Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.

Early Days of MTV

Early Days of MTVFact or Fiction

If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. See if you can spot the real ones.