"Cribcaged" as written by and Daniel Gildenloew....
The only cribs that we should care for
Are the ones that we are here for
The ones belonging to our children
That do that we do, scar from our wounds

The only cribs that make a difference
Where the magic really happens
Don't come with a Mercedes Benz
Or a wide screen showing nothing
Showing nothing...

I'm sick of home control devices
Sick of sickening home designers
Sick of drugs and gold and strip poles
Sick of homies, sick of poses

Despite the nodding staff that serves you
Despite your name on clothes and perfume
Despite the way the press observes you
You're just people...

Successful people
Dressed up people
Smiling people
Famous people
Red carpet people
Wealthy people
Important people
But still just people

So fuck the million dollar kitchen
Fuck the Al Pacino posters
Fuck the drugs, the gold, the strip poles
Fuck the homies, fuck the poses
Fuck the walls they build around them
Fuck the bedroom magic nonsense
I don't want to hear their voices
As long as they vote with their wallets

Fuck the silly "throw you out" joke
Fuck the framed cigar DeNiro smoked
Fuck their lack of originality and personality
Fuck this travesty
Fuck this new norm
Fuck conformity
Fuck their Kristal
Fuck their sordity
Fuck the way they fuck equality
Fuck their freebie gear
Fuck the ones they wear
You're just people...

Successful people
Dressed up people
Smiling people
Famous people
Red carpet people
Wealthy people
Important people
But still just people

Messed up people
Shallow people
Stupid people
Plastic people
Meta people
Theta people
Therapyople
Entropiople

Oh, fuck the ones they wear
I'm cribcaged
Cribcaged

The only cribs that we should care for
Are the ones that we are here for
The ones belonging to our children
That do what we do, scar from our wounds



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"Cribcaged" as written by Daniel Gildenloew

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    General CommentThe only cribs that we should care for
    Are the ones that we are here for
    Ones belonging to my children
    That do what we do, scar from our wounds

    The only cribs that make a difference
    Where the magic really happens
    Don't come with a Mercedes Benz
    Or a wide screen showing nothing
    Showing nothing...

    I'm sick of home control devices
    Sick of sickening home designers
    Sick the drugs and gold and strip poles
    Sick of homies, sick of posers

    Despite the nodding staff that serves you
    Despite the name on the clothes and perfume
    Despite the way that press observes you
    You're just people...

    Successful people
    Dressed up people
    Smiling people
    Famous people
    Red Carpet people
    Wealthy people
    Important people
    But still just people

    So fuck the million dollar kitchen
    Fuck the Al-Pacino posters
    Fuck the drugs the gold the strip poles
    Fuck the homies, fuck the posers
    Fuck the walls they build around them
    Fuck the bedroom magic nonsense
    I don't want to hear their voices
    As long as they've vote with their wallets

    Fuck the silly “throw you out” joke
    Fuck the framed cigar DeNiro smoked
    Fuck their lack of originality and personality
    Fuck this travesty

    Fuck this new norm
    Fuck comformity
    Fuck their Kristal
    Fuck their sordity

    Fuck the way they fuck equality
    Fuck their freebie gear
    Fuck the ones they wear
    You're just people..

    Successful people
    Dressed up people
    Smiling people
    Famous people
    Red Carpet people
    Wealthy people
    Important people
    But still just people

    Messed up people
    Shallow people
    Stupid people
    Plastic people
    Meta people
    Theta people
    Therapyople
    Entropiople

    Oh, fuck the ones they wear
    I'm cribcaged

    The only cribs that we should care for
    Are the ones that we are here for
    The ones belonging to our children
    That do what we do, scar from our wounds
    Magickon February 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is an attack at the commercialism that is raising our society, and how it has corrupted us into caring about our purses more thatn our children, who are the only cribs that really matter
    BE_POSon June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song against our society
    I love PoS
    Bangoneon June 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is excellent.

    It's about how stupid and irratinally abusive modern society is towards itself and others. Instead of sincerely investing in the future generations and our children, society sees fit to wallow in idol worship (the obsession with actors, socialites and all those worthless people) and consumerism. Never taking the time to see the injustices and retardation going on around them, instead going with the flow that will end to hurt and screw up everything.
    NapalmNewton October 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn addition, the end of the song, Pain of Salvation states how our children will have to mend the wounds of modern society, producing more scars. That's basically what the whole album is about, the wounds, scarring, and general abusiveness of modern society.
    NapalmNewton October 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentQuite simply one of the best songs I've ever heard. Newt pretty much nailed the meaning.
    GhettoAstronauton August 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNewt nailed it. People are too busy obsessing over idols, be it humans, items, or ideas, without thinking of future generations, not even their own kids.

    I also loved the tiny shout-out to their own earlier album. "Entro-people" is a reminder of the road that this band went thru to get to their level of public respect allowing them to attack the idols so directly.
    Longandweirdnameon July 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhenever I think the world has finally lost it, throw on a PoS track and it all makes sense, we nasty little creatures with nasty habits.

    Love this track! As Newt has summed it up perfectly I simply add my thoughts. Reality TV, moronic 15 second personalities that have no personality, people obsessed with what others have and they want, materialistic morons craving crap that they think will make their lives somehow better. How about we try to instill some worth, common sense and consideration into our kids as we raise them? Not teach them that materialistic obsession is the key to a happy life.
    fuzzypiggyon April 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the tv show Cribs. Perhaps non-Americans are not familiar with it. In the early 2000s, it was a pretty popular reality show on MTV where a camera crew would tour the home (colloquially known as a "crib") of some celebrity, usually a rapper. They were always mansions, and it was basically just a glorification of wealth and excess, as the song suggests.

    The lines "fuck the bedroom magic nonsense" and "fuck the stupid throw you out joke" are pretty clear references to the show, as basically every celebrity would say "this is where the magic happens" when showing off their bedroom, and usually end the episode by jokingly kicking the crew out.
    sewnomercyon July 07, 2016   Link

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