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Monday, April 20, 2009

Ain't No Rest For The Wicked

I want to quickly apologize for the lack of recent updates to this blog D:
Life has been hectic lately, but I hope I can continue to offer all you loyal readers new and exciting updates.
So now, I'm going to tell you about a song I just discovered this week.

I first heard Ain't No Rest For The Wicked on the local alternative radio station, and while it didn't immediately catch my attention - apart from the unique beats and styling -, after a few listens I was definitely hooked. And how lucky was I to find that iTunes was offering the very track as the free download of the week! xD Needless to say, I downloaded the song immediately. Hurry on over to the iTunes store; maybe the offer is still going on :) If it is, I highly encourage you to click "Download" ... and if they're going to charge you .99 cents; well, I'd have to say, I think it's worth the money.

Cage the Elephant combined a unique sound - think acoustic funk meets southern blues, with a bit of a hip-hop influence for good measure - with powerful, thought-provoking lyrics to create a truly masterful final product. Ain't No Rest For The Wicked is a brilliant, fun song to listen to with the windows rolled down on a warm summer day - but at the same time, if you want to sit and really listen to what the band is trying to say, the message in intriguing.

However, without a doubt, this is one track you have to listen to to fully appreciate.
Please enjoy Ain't No Rest For The Wicked, by Cage the Elephant.

Cage the Elephant - Ain't No Rest For The Wicked Official Music Video



Ain't No Rest For The Wicked
Cage the Elephant

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; could you use a little company?
If you pay the right price, your evening will be nice, or 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;

"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.
There ain't no rest for the wicked, until we close our eyes for good."

Not even fifteen minutes later, after walking down the street, when I saw the shadow of a man creep out of sight.
Then he swept up from behind, 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; but 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 mouths to feed; 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.
There ain't no rest for the wicked, until we close our eyes for good."

Now a couple hours past, and I was sitting in my house, the day was winding down and coming to an end.
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, taking money from the church; he stuffed his bank account with righteous dollar bills.
But even still I can't say much cause I know were 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; ain't nothing in this world for free.
We can't slow down, we can't hold back; though you know, we wish we could.
There ain't no rest for the wicked, until we close our eyes for good.

2 comments:

C.L. Dawn Yang said...

Follish Man!! Do you realize that you deserves nothing and is capable of nothing... "What good will it be for a man if he gain the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" Matthew 16:26

•¦Amy¦• said...

I'm surprised I hadn't seen this post before now!

Good song :] I like it. I like the video especially, interesting. Haha and it reminds me of home. Cacti and desert very Arizona lol.