"Elephant Man" as written by and Codling....
I love that deafening thundering sound
That sounds like buildings tumbling down
And people wish that they weren't around
When we all rock and roll into town

We hear those fearful piercing screams
The kind you find on cinema screens
As if they're fit to burst at the seams
If they could say what all of this means

I am I am the elephant man
It is incredible how I can
Look just like just like an elephant man
Just like, just like my elephant fans

We love that satisfying, rattling crash,
The sound of registers full of cash
We'll be all over your town like a rash
We'll steal your children and smoke all your hash

I am, I am the elephant man,
It is incredible how I can
Look just like just like an elephant man,
Just like, just like my elephant fans

I love that deafening, thundering sound
That sounds like buildings tumbling down
And people wish that they weren't around
When we all rock and roll into town

I am, I am the elephant man,
It is incredible how I can
Look just like just like an elephant man
Just like, just like my elephant fans

We are, we are the elephant men,
Take heed, we'll be stampeding again
Look out all of you fairweather friends
Because elephants never forget


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    General CommentI think these lyrics are actually really good, light hearted and fun. The last lines are very poignant as well
    "Take heed we'll be stampeding again
    Look out all of you fairweather friends
    Because elephants never forget"
    Is to me clearly about being stabbed in the back by people who only want to use you for one thing or another.
    The overall power of the lyrics about such widespread destruction against such an easy flowing song makes for a fantastic contrast in my opinion too.
    Sread92on August 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I am, I am the elephant man
    It is incredible how I can
    Look just like an elephant man
    Just like, just like my elephant fans"

    WTF?? Incredibly lazily done song... Still a very catchy song and fun to listen to.
    Eatcarpeton August 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCome on guys, lighten up. It's called irony :)
    8el2che9vive1on September 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm in the 'pro-Elephant Man camp'. This song must have divided more Suede fans than practically any other. I realise lyrically, 'Head Music' was not up to speed, but at least on this one Brett went for a nonsense fun glam rock song and actually pulled it off. I don't fancy interpreting the lyrics as they are absurd, but I will say before anyone judges too hard... Remember Suede always had contrary side to their more beautiful and poetic stuff. Look at Implement Yeah!, Bored, Dolly, Introducing The Band, Sam, Young Men etc... Sometimes they like to get a little kooky and that's alright by me.

    'Savoir Faire' however is just arse plain and simple.
    lateleighon April 28, 2012   Link
  • -2
    General Commentthis song blows. bernard must've been laughing when he heard this crap
    miraejaon February 02, 2005   Link

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