"Elephant Bones" as written by and Christian Oppel Jeremy Page....
Lord, let’s send down some angels
And they better have guns
Cause everybody’s crazy down here
On everybody’s drugs

Casinos, floor glows, stock shows
Where white trash goes to die
Hos push carts
Crackhead squirrels, and birds too drunk to fly

Keep dancing, it’s the end of the world
She said “Oh baby do the end of the world”
C’mon baby it’s the end of the world
She says “Smile! Do the end of the world!”

Keep dancing to the end of the world
She said “Oh baby it’s the end of the world”
C’mon baby it’s the end of the world
She says “Smile! It’s the end of the world!”

And they send down some astronauts
To study our bones
Through the miles of garbage
Beneath all the junk that we own
Carbon dating beer cans, condoms, and twinky wrappers
We was something beautiful baby
What the hell happened

Keep dancing, it’s the end of the world
She said “Oh baby do the end of the world”
C’mon baby it’s the end of the world
She says “Smile! Do the end of the world!”

If you were worried that they’d skin you too
For new tennis shoes
Or a couch that fits the motif of the living room
And doesn’t clash with your business suit

I wanna be in a museum,
Stuffed and in a realistic position like I’m huntin
Callin someone or buyin somethin
Way too busy to look up and see what was comin

Keep dancing, it’s the end of the world
She said “Oh baby do the end of the world”
C’mon baby it’s the end of the world
She says “Smile! Do the end of the world!”

I want my bones kept next to someone of cultural significance
Like Fonzi or William Shatner
Yeah, somebody famous like Gilbert Godfrey or the dog from Frasier
That caveman they found?
He was a punk, I knew him in High School


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"Elephant Bones" as written by Jeremy V. Page Christian Oppel

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    General CommentThese lyrics seem pretty straightfoward to me, this song is basically just about the end of the world. And might I add that the guitar for the chorus is fricking awsome!
    kappaferreton March 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta cool and funny song. Seems like it has a kind of reggae sound to it
    roitanon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. It's kinda 'scary' sounding, which gives it an edge... but isn't it "If you were worth it they’d skin you too", instead of "If you were worried that they’d skin you too"?
    funkyonionon April 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is about the end of the world, but not necessarily that simple.

    It's about the end of the world and about how between all the petty shit we fill our lives with, the drugs, the latest fashions, our celebrity idolization, we'll be so caught up with our petty existences, we won't even see the end coming.

    Then, years down the road when people who had left the planet come back, or alien civilizations come centuries down the road, they'll be digging up our remains, studying us like we study cavemen. What are they going to think of all the stupid shit we had and stupid shit we did?
    Slightly_Shinobion May 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah.. those lyrics are kinda off. here are the actual ones i got from the band's myspace

    Verse 1
    lord send down some angels
    and they better have guns
    cause everybody's crazy down here
    on everybody's drugs
    casinos, pornos, talk shows
    where white trash goes to die
    bums push carts, crackhead squirrels
    and birds too drunk to fly
    guh

    Chorus
    keep dancin' its the end of the world
    she said walk with me to the end of the world
    c'mon baby its the end of the world
    she said smile to the end of the world
    keep dancin' to the end of the world
    she said walk with me its the end of the world
    c'mon baby its the end of the world
    she said smile its the end of the world

    Verse 2
    and they sent down some astronauts
    to study our bones
    through the miles of garbage
    beneath all the junk that we own
    carbon dating beer cans
    condoms and twinkie wrappers
    we were something beautiful baby
    what the hell happened
    guh

    Chorus
    keep dancin' its the end of the world
    she said walk with me to the end of the world
    c'mon baby its the end of the world
    she said smile to the end of the world
    keep dancin' to the end of the world
    she said walk with me its the end of the world
    c'mon baby its the end of the world
    she said smile its the end of the world

    Bridge
    Don't need no headstone to be dead in a hole, they're gonna dig you up like some elephant bones

    Verse 3
    if you were worth it, they'd skin you too
    for some new tennis shoes
    or a couch that fits the motif of the living room
    and doesn't clash with your business suit
    i wanna be in a museum
    stuffed and in a realistic position like i'm huntin'
    callin' someone or buying somethin'
    way too busy to look up and see what was comin'
    guh

    Chorus
    keep dancin' its the end of the world
    she said walk with me to the end of the world
    c'mon baby its the end of the world
    she said smile to the end of the world
    keep dancin' to the end of the world
    she said walk with me its the end of the world
    c'mon baby its the end of the world
    she said smile its the end of the world

    Outro
    i want my bones kept next to somebody of cultural significance
    like fonzie or william shatner
    yeah, someone famous like gilbert godfried or the dog from fraiser
    that caveman they found
    he was a punk i knew him in high school
    bobthepirateon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe probably got them off of the Guitar Hero version.
    Homepieon August 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it's about the world and the decline it's in. And how it's going down in such shambles that people a thousand years from now (if it gets that far) and going to be "carbon dating beer cans, condoms and twinkie wrappers".
    ZealousSonon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDudes, we're gonna be here longer than a thousand years. We may be killing the planet, but I don't think we're going to die out any time soon.

    7076, baby. 7076.

    NOT 2012. That was advertising for something.
    Dierdraon August 09, 2008   Link
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    General Comment The CD version doesn't have the guitar solo in it. When it hits the bridge the sound goes "cleaner" with just the drums and organ, and then the lyrics come in "Don't need no headstone to be dead in a hole they gonna dig you up like some elephant bones".
    I actually prefer that version. I guess they put in the guitar for GH 3 so you'd have something to do during the bridge.
    GoSlash27on November 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCheck it out: the actual CD version of the song. Notice the change in the bridge.
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    GoSlash27on November 12, 2008   Link

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