"The Little Things" as written by and Danny Elfman....
Have you heard the news?
Bad things come in twos.
But I never knew
'Bout the little things.

Every single day
Things get in my way.
Someone has to pay
For the little things.

And I'm through with the stories
And I'm sick to my shoes.
And the walking and the talking,
It's got nothing to do with
The final solution.
It's a box full of tricks.
And I'm through with repairs
When there's nothing to fix,
When there's nothing to fix,
When there's nothing to fix,
And it all comes down to you.

Let the headlines wait,
Armies hesitate.
I can deal with fate
But not the little things.

Armageddon may
Arrive any day.
I can't get away
From the little things.

With a pile of cares
And a bucket of tears,
I could look at the sunlight
And I feel no fear.
With a mountain of maybes
And some Icarus wings,
And I'm armed with delusions
And one little thing,
And that one little thing,
And that one little thing,
And it all comes down to you.

Have you heard the news?
Bad things come in twos.
But I never knew
'Bout the little things.

Every single day
Things get in my way.
Someone has to pay
For the little things.


Lyrics submitted by loveaffair, edited by locrjohnno

"The Little Things" as written by Danny Elfman

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    General CommentHeard this one in Wanted, kick-ass song.
    Rolzon July 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it's supposed to be

    it's got nothing to do with the final solution
    it's a box full of TRICKS
    and I'm through with repairs when there's nothing to fix

    and

    With a mountain of maybes
    and some ICARUS wings
    and I'm all the delusions

    fantastic song, tho!
    neonom1024on July 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentneonom1024: Really? It sounds more like 'shit' to me. But it does sound more like 'Icarus'--fixed that. Thanks!
    loveaffairon July 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo, what is this song about? Is it really about little things - trifles? That a person can keep with disasters, but can't keep with trifles? My native language isn't English, so I'm afraid I may be mistaken.
    Julia1000000on July 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI also think it's "box full of tricks" not "box full of shit"
    ryuken3kon July 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome. I think its about taking control. Can't really explain it though
    Valenzettion September 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentkick-ass song, i'm with you rolz :)

    but i also think it's "box full of TRICKS"
    (you can hear the KS at the end ^^)

    it's also "and i'm through with the STORIES"
    and not "...STALLS"

    aaand "with a pile of CARES"
    and not "with a calamitous kiss"

    well that my hearing, i can be wrong tho :)
    x_to_goon September 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentx_to_go: I changed the "box full of tricks" lyrics, but the other 'mistakes' you mention sound more like stalls (as the last word only has one syllable) and calamitous kiss to me (though 'calamitous' sounds a little like "palm-ative", whereas the 'kiss' sounds like 'kiss', not 'cares'.)
    loveaffairon September 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentso gooooodd
    sarahann987on December 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentApparently the producers of the film wanted to use Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes but were refused so Danny Elfman wrote this song.

    I think it is similar to 7 Nation Army as it sounds forceful and intimidating without being loud or aggressive.

    The guitar work is also a nice mix between White and Danzig

    Awesome song. I Love It.
    pmo1983on January 01, 2010   Link

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