The Cat Empire - How to Explain? Lyrics

Credits
release date: 2003-10-27
genres: Hip Hop Reggae Latin Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
styles: Reggae/Dub/Folk/Funk/Soul
length: 3:38
producer: The Cat Empire and Andy Baldwin
trumpet: Ross Irwin
mixer: Andy Baldwin
tenor saxophone: Carlo Barbaro
trombone: Kieran Conrau
assistant mixer: Jimi Maroudas
solo trumpet: Ross Irwin
Lyrics
(Verse)
Now take a look at what you see,
Do a little walking in your sleep,
All around the garden shoots of green,
All around the world the human beings
They’re crying out,
Living in a dream,
Some of them are nightmares, some of them sweet,
Every now and then someone starts to sing
Every now and then, but you’re just standing there

(Chorus)
And staring at some message on your omnipresent phone
You’re so goddamn materialistic
Man, you’ve got to let it, go to let it go.

(Verse)
Now I don’t know what you’ve been told
Every little gold fish is not gold
Every little viper’s not your friend,
And a million dollars is not how your story ends.
Doesn’t mean a thing,
Catch it on the wind,
Throw it to the sea,
There’s a lot of old goddamnity
Maybe you could see then if you want, you’re standing

(Chorus)
And staring at some message on your omnipresent phone
You’re so goddamn materialistic
Man, you’ve got to let it, go to let it go.

(Bridge)
There’s gonna be a thunder in the hills,
There’s gonna be a red moon in the sky,
People never do what they’ve been told,
You gonna have to hold your love ones to you through the night,
Underneath the sky, turning out the lights,
Everybody comes in by the fire
Dance the night away, she looks into your eyes and now you’re standing there

(Chorus)
Just staring at some message on omnipresent phone
You’re so goddamn materialistic
Man, you’ve got to let it, go to let it go.

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 How to Explain?
  • 2 Days Like These
  • 3 The Lost Song
  • 4 The Chariot
  • 5 Hello
  • 6 One Four Five
  • 7 The Rhythm
  • 8 The Wine Song
  • 9 Nothing
  • 10 Beanni
  • 11 The Crowd
  • 12 Manifesto
  • 13 All That Talking