Back Against the Wall Lyrics

Cage the Elephant


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Brad Shultz, Daniel Tichenor, Jared Champion, Lincoln Parish, Matt Shultz
album: Track 6 in album Cage the Elephant
release date: 2008-6-23
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock/Country Rock

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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 hanging by 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 a look 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 hanging by 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

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 sittin' duck just waitin' for the fall
You know
Yeah you 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 alters callin'
But my legs won't seem to stand
Guess I'm a coward
Scared to face the man I am

I said you got me where you want me again
And I can't turn away
I'm hanging by 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

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 sittin' duck just waitin' for the fall
You know
Yeah you got my back against the wall

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 sittin' duck just waitin' for the fall
You know
Yeah you got my back against the wall


Track Listing

  • 1 In One Ear
  • 2 James Brown
  • 3 Ain't No Rest for the Wicked
  • 4 Tiny Little Robots
  • 5 Lotus
  • 6 Back Against the Wall
  • 7 Drones in the Valley
  • 8 Back Stabbin' Betty
  • 9 Soil to the Sun
  • 10 Free Love