When he grew up, the doors were locked
And no one would ever know
Why would only behind those wooden walls
The place that he called home

The quiet type, tainted eyes
They gave for being kind
Most aren't when he'll never speak his mind
To say, "I watch the days go by"

Keep the cannibals away from me
Keep the cannibals away (x2)

Come to play, someone say
From down behind the crowd
Begging through the arrogance
And (?) between the clouds

He found his love in an empty cup
He's worth on his own (?)
Everybody's out to get a cut
A bite of shameless and polite

Keep the cannibals away from me
Keep the cannibals away (x2)

Why should I roll up my sleeves
For you to take it all from me?
I'll say it clear
There's nothing for you here

Oh, I should hide on my knees
For you to shake the rocking trees
I've heard it all
That double talk, that smile, just wipe it off

Keep the cannibals away from me
Keep the cannibals away (x3)

Keep them away, keep them away
Keep them away, keep them away


Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

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    General CommentMost of what I've heard is questionable, so feel free to correct anything.
    BleedorBreatheon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the first line is 'When(or where) he grew up'
    I think it's 'Keep the cannibals away from me'
    I also think it's:
    'Why should i roll up my sleeves
    for you to take it all from me
    i'll say it clear
    there's nothing for you here'

    Thank you for the lyrics :)
    Gstarrron May 17, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correction"Where he grew up, the doors were locked
    And no one ever knew
    What went on behind those wooden walls
    The place that he called home

    The quiet type, tainted eyes
    He Paid for being kind
    Most aren't when he'll never speak his mind
    To say, "I watch the days go by" "

    "Come this way someone say
    From down behind the crowd
    Begging through the arrogance
    And a ray between the clouds

    He found his love in an empty cup
    He worked his own way up
    Everybody's out to get a cut
    A bite of shameless and polite"

    Why would I roll up my sleeves
    For you to take it all from me?
    I'll say it clear
    There's nothing for you here

    Oh, I should I get on my knees
    For you to shake the rocking trees
    I've heard it all
    That double talk, and your smile, just wipe it off"

    Mostly right. I'm almost 100% certain these are right. I love this song and I was listening to it.
    Meghindon April 04, 2011   Link

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