"The Right Place" as written by and James Edward Olliges Jr....
Do you like where you're living?
Do you like what you do?
Do you like what you're seeing
When you're lookin' at you?
Do you like what you're saying
When you open your face?
Do you got the right feeling?
Are you in the right place?

Stealin' a tusk from an elephant must make one feel creepy inside.
And although you'll boast around the fire at night
That ghost will kick up a fight.
'Be gone? Be gone?', you scream
You're just some elephant dream
I needed you like you needed me
People, they need piano keys.

If you like where you're living
If you like what you do
If you like what you're seeing
When you're lookin' at you
If you like what you're saying
When you open your face
Then you got the right feeling.
You're in the right place.

'Is this right? Is this right?'
C'mon God answer tonight!
Is there some fee that you'll charge me
For doin' what you thought I might?
Once you've thought long and hard about it

Tell me if heads will roll
Once you've thought long and hard about it
Tell me 'cause I need to know

Cause I like where I'm livin'
And I like what I do
And I like what I'm seein'
When I'm lookin' at you . .
I still like what I'm saying
When I open my face.
I think I got the right feeling.
I think I'm in the right place.
I think I got the right feeling.
I think I'm in the right place.

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"The Right Place" as written by James Edward Olliges Jr


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    General CommentThis song is pure genius.

    It's about an elephant poacher, his inner struggle with the guilt about what he does, and his fear about what he'll face in the afterlife.

    The chorus is sarcasm...obviously he's far from being in the right place.
    MoreReverbon October 31, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningWhy would they have Blasphemy in their Lyrics? Yim Yames is a Christian and believes in God.... soo i dont think they would sing blaphemic lyrics and why would they sing about an elephant poacher? that makes no sense
    ryleeballeron February 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThey just keep doing it again and again.
    Can't wait to buy this!
    lullabysoundson September 29, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationWhat do you think the line: "do you like what you're saying / when you open your face," means?
    turnmyheadintosoundon October 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentturnmyheadintosound: I think it means do you like the things you say/talk about.

    I just love this song. Especially this line:
    "i needed you like you needed me...
    people, they need piano keys."

    I'm seeing them live in 3 days! I really hope they play this. It's beautiful. Who is singing on this song? Is it M. Ward?
    brisweet91on October 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me so happy :)
    MitchDouglason November 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Contradicts it's own chorus with it's verses.

    Inner struggle, conflicting thoughts, moral crisis. This is what this "happy" song is all about.
    timopayon January 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBad man (elephant poacher) doing bad things, feeling guilty and bad about it but not changing anything because he's in the "right place" (irony, he's not as the chorus contradicts JJ's verses). Instead, he fears his future punishment or fate.
    serinedreamon April 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGreat tune. Very catchy. But containing self-righteous, and blasphemous lyrics. The very idea that a creature (and a fallen one at that) would demand an answer from his Creator (see the book of Job for when a comparatively righteous man calls God to the table, and observe the necessary and humbling results), and not only to demand an immediate answer, but to suggest that God might (or rather does, and needs to recognise in himself) have some unjustness in Him, and then to suggest that God (you know, the omnipotent Creator?) needs to "think long and hard about it"; and then, to top it all off, to say the he (the singer/writer) is able to find goodness in what he does and says is the empitome of insanity, self-righteousness, delusion, laziness, and stupidity. If he wants an answer from God, he'll have to go about getting the answers via the means that God has provided -- through the prayerful, humble, and diligent use of the reading, and the hearing of the preaching, and submissino to His Word (the books of the Old and New Testaments, and them alone!). Other than that, the only "immediate" answer he can expect from God is going to be the face-to-face rebuke he'll incur at the Last Day. He won't be opening his face to the Lord on that Day, I can assure you of that.
    stegokittyon December 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthow do we know that he isn't basing this off of the belief that god and the devil are one, life is death, pain is pleasure, etc.
    pinkbunny713on September 26, 2011   Link

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