"In a Cave" as written by and Alsop Monks....
I threw darts at a spinning globe
Swapping out passport photos
I walked west to the setting sun
Every single step I grow another second young

All my hair grows in
Wrinkles leave my skin
But still don't fade
I'll be back again when the tide is in some day

I don't know who else to ask
Sitting in the dark holding an empty glass
Stained my teeth with more red wine
I'm a romantic, but never pearly white

All my hair grows in
Wrinkles leave my skin
But still don't fade
I'll be back again when the tide is in some day

Elephant shell
You're my cave and I've been hiding out
Will you tell me a little bit about
A bit about yourself?

Elephant shell
You're my cave and I've been hiding out
Will you tell me a little bit about
A bit about yourself?



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"In a Cave" as written by Graham Fraser Wright David Thomas Monks

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    General CommentKai well what Elephant Shell means was explained by David Monks and Graham Wright in a interview it does not refer to a drug addiction or playground equipment its something simpler then both of those. Graham Wright said it was refering to the skin of a elephant because it is tough and strong. He said when Japan was bombed and the animals from the zoos escaped they euthinized them to kill them and when they got to the elephant the needle would not penetrate its skin. Elephant shell simply is a place where you feel safe a protected.
    Oranjeon July 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe correct lyric is 'But stay, don't fade I'll be back again when the tide isn't so dead'
    Dr Aculaon March 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI threw darts at a spinning globe
    Swapping out passport photos
    I walk west to the setting sun
    Every single step I grow[,] another second young

    All my hair grows in
    Wrinkles leave my skin
    Hold still, don't fade
    I'll be back again when the tide is in some day

    I don't know who else to ask
    Sitting in the dark
    Holding an empty glass
    Stained my teeth with more red wine
    I'm a romantic, but never pearly white
    [chorus]
    Elephant shell
    You're my cave and I've been hiding out
    Will you tell me a little bit about
    A bit about yourself [x2]
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    Someone else can post this to the correct forum
    for them to update. I'm too lazy right now, sorry.
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    Great song. If you're Canadian, or just enjoy
    reading, check out Robertson Davies
    music1994on March 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song and Graves are prbly my favorite two songs. i've played the original demos a billion times. the second verse to this song was sweet and concise, not to mention cool imagery. perfect addition to this song. although i wish they would have kept the first title Elephant Shell for this song. it's catchier than "in a cave" to me.
    indierockesson March 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*i meant two favorite songs on the album, not out of all of TPC's music or my favorite songs ever. Be Good is prbly my number 1 tpc song. fyi.
    indierockesson March 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe the lyric is "whirling an empty glass." in reference to the wine.
    BrandNizzleon April 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome of you probably already know...but i think the elephant shell is one of those things you find in a play ground. Its a big elephant thing that you can climb up the back, cus its like a ladder, and the trunk is usually a slide, and theres usually lots of room to just chill out inside it.
    coolguy90000on May 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanother one of my favourites
    throaty_silveron May 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe elephant shell is a reference to heroin addiction. Users feel as if they are beneath an "Elephant Shell". This is about an addict trying to get to know himself and move on.
    Lagon May 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuchaaaaaaaa cute song.
    wannabeslutson June 15, 2008   Link

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