So soon we, so soon we, so soon we're too old to carry
And we knew we, and we knew we, and we knew we only had a little while
In the middle, in the middle, in the middle, just keep ticking over
Before you know it, before you know it, before you know it parent a parent
And oooh

To have it all, to have it all, to have it all, and still want more
One thing's for sure, one thing's for sure, one thing's for sure, we're all getting older
So we take a lover, so we take a lover, so we take a lover, waiting in the corner
And before you know it, before you know it, before you know we're pushing up the daisies
ooh

And we go back to where we came from
Like those before and those to come and know it's the ever and the more
And again and again and again and again we go

In the end, in the end, in the end, nothing comes easy
So you find a way, so you find a way, so you find a way to take a little with you
For the ones you love, for the ones you love, for the ones you love, there if they need to
Pharaoh, Pharaoh, Pharaoh They're not coming with you

And we go back to where we came from
Like those before and those to come and know it's the ever and the more
And again and again and again and again we go

So soon we, so soon we, so soon we're too old to carry
And we knew we, and we knew we, and we knew we only had a little while
In the middle, in the middle, in the middle, just keep ticking over
Before you know it, before you know it, before you know it parent a parent

And go back to where we came from,
Like those before and those to come and know it's the ever and the more
And again and again and again and again we go


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Pelican song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentBeautiful song. Especially the acoustic version. I think its about life and our progression from child to parent to lover. About that existential cycle and how we all follow the same path.
    strokesmanon May 25, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the MEANING of this song is pretty straight forward. However, there might be some hidden meaning in the title. Why the hell is this song called "Pelican"?
    wasmuthkon June 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti've been checking this for days hoping for some corrections so thank you both for the suggestions. and thanks kyhunt, i didn't see their website, maybe they posted only in the past couple days...
    anyway i merged the previous lyric as i heard and the official one, so it should be fine now :)

    about the song, i just totally love it! can't wait for the record to be out :3
    jaakeon January 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionFrom the band's official website:

    So soon we're too old to carry
    We knew we only had a little while
    In the middle keep ticking over
    Before you know it, parent a parent

    To have it all and still want more
    One things for sure we're all getting older
    So we take a lover waiting in the corner
    Before you know it, pushing up the daisies

    And we go back to where we came from
    Like those before and those to come
    And know its the ever and the more
    And again and again and again

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    So soon we're too old to carry
    We knew we only had a little while
    In the middle keep ticking over
    Before you know it, parent a parent

    To have it all and still want more
    One things for sure we're all getting older
    So we take a lover waiting in the corner
    Before you know it, pushing up the daisies

    And we go back to where we came from
    Like those before and those to come
    And know its the ever and the more
    And again and again and again

    In the end nothing comes easy
    So you find a way to take a little with you
    For the ones you love, there if they need to
    Pharaoh, they're not coming with you.

    And we go back to where we came from
    Like those before and those to come
    And know its the ever and the more
    And again and again and again

    So soon we're too old to carry
    We knew we only had a little while
    In the middle keep ticking over
    Before you know it, parent a parent

    And we go back to where we came from
    Like those before and those to come
    And know its the ever and the more
    And again and again and again
    KyHunton December 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionNot sure if this is right, just what I hear but I think the bit you're missing is:

    But they're all, but they're all, but they're all, they're not coming with you


    I dunno, just a suggestion xP
    Soilydudeon December 29, 2011   Link

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