his tires start spinning, rock and roll starts winning
we rise to the top, we're the cream of the crop
we make with the hair cuts straight outta the past
we blast first, we blast last

teenage caveman rock with skin and bone
it's the cry of the wild, we cry alone
we cry alone, we cry alone

we cry alone, we cry alone

got a strand of barbed wire twisted around my throat
teenage caveman blind and without any hope
let's get primitive right now, down with the rocks and the dirt
let's bang our heads girl, trade spit 'til it hurts

teenage caveman rock with skin and bone
it's the cry of the wild, we cry alone
we cry alone, we cry alone

woke to the sound of an angel, rolling close to the door
i can hear the flowers bloom the dust and something roar

teenage caveman rock with skin and bone
it's the cry of the wild, we cry alone
we cry alone, we cry alone


Lyrics submitted by mrtrout, edited by natcatwil

Teenage Caveman song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis is what BH does best -- accessing the really weird, creepy, screwed-up, uncomfortable feelings of growing up and becoming sexual, and cross-referencing it with other mildly unsettling concepts.
    androgybunnyon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI read this song as being an expression of being part of the frustration with but celebration of being part of this fringe music movement of the time. It's one of these concerts where everyone is some kind of reject or outcast (or sees themselves that way) and they all have that in common. Also I think the first line is "Guitars start spinning," not "His tires."
    I think the bit about hair cuts straight out of the past is a joke, because people at concerts like this would've had retro haircuts but the rest of the song is using the caveman metaphor.
    Salty Kevinon April 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBeat Happening has some of the most interesting and crazy lyrics I've ever seen.

    It's a strange song, and for some reason I just think of a caveman rock band using rocks and shit to make music. Good stuff.
    The_Variableon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song out there.
    Willboeon August 14, 2010   Link

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