There's an elephant on my shoulder
There's a monkey on my back
And if something were to ever come between them
The floorboards would crack

And send shivers to the ceiling
Echoes through the walls
Up and gone and lost forever
Like a teardrop just before it falls

Now if it's high time to get going
If it's high time to move
All our friends will come and let us know it
Like the moment could not be too soon

We'll make time like its fiction
We'll pretend that what is written must well have been
We'll raise the restrictions
Find a way for all the instruments to blend

We'll take flight and take turns
Tell stories and weave them with a spin
And the ocean will come and spit her wisdom
As she's an outsider and she's looking in

Her wind will blow, through in stereo
And we'll know just why we're here

We'll know why we're here
We'll know, we'll know why
But you were nowhere near
Why, oh why, oh well

Oh, what are you looking for?
Who are you looking for?
And why are you looking?

Cause in an instant it all could come back to make sense
Pour the truth out all around to avoid tomorrow's regret
For a broken heart in half is certain to spill
Like the burn of orange, red and black ash on a white cigarette
And still, there's a lot shit on my table
There's a target on my soul
And if I ever get to break it up between them
My loneliness is sure to show
And with the wind it will blow
Through in stereo
And we'll know just why we were here

We'll know why we're
You and I but you were nowhere near
Why, oh why, oh well
Why, oh why, oh well
Why, oh why, oh well.

Lyrics submitted by thetraditionist

Pet Elephant song meanings
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