Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ain't No Rest for the Wicked!

I really am enjoying the latest single from the band Cage the Elephant called "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked". Not only is the music video pretty innovative but the songs message is pretty dead on. The song talks about a few different circumstances where the singer realizes that there truly is "no rest for the wicked."

First he stumbles upon a hooker asking if he desires to spend the night with her, when he asks her why she does what she does the chorus kicks in and analyzes the reasons that people do the things that they do in this life. Things such as "Money don't grow on trees, I've got bills to pay, mouths to feed...". Next he is robbed by a criminal where he asks the same question and gets the same response. Finally he turns on the tv and sees a preacher stealing the funds from the church. This is followed by the the final chorus saying that everyone is the same and we all have no rest "until we close our eyes for good".

Its widely known that the lead singer wrote this song about a co-worker of his who was dealing drugs. When Matt asked him why he did the things he did he looked at him and said "there ain't no rest for the wicked" and just like that a song was born.

1 comment:

  1. i really like this song too. it play on alt nation on our satellite radio at work. thanks for posting the video!