Cat Empire, The - Shoulders Lyrics




I saw you walking up the wall, like the exorcist
When you saw me then you called, "can you spare a fifth?"
I used to know you when you were small, how's it come to this
How does a happy bright boy, fall into the rift

And you carried weight on your shoulders
Won't you see that you are not inside yourself
You put that evil back inside yourself

I saw your Ma the other day, she asked me how you were
I said one day you'll be fine, but now you do your worst
She told me how she cried, that no one breaks your curse
I looked into her eyes my heart it nearly burst

And you carried weight on your shoulders
Won't you see that you are not inside yourself
You put that evil back inside yourself

And What if you breathe and see your good
And what if you reach out knock on wood
I'm begging you please won't you be understood
And won't you release, I believe you could

And if you ever want to dream, I'll help you see the sky
And if you ever want to scream, about some reason why
And if you ever break the seam, that cuts through your disguise
I love you when you're seen, and do my best to try

to carry weight off your shoulders,
Won't you see that you are not here by yourself
Please don't put that evil back inside yourself

And What if you breathe and see your good
And what if you reach out knock on wood
I'm begging you please won't you be understood
And won't you release, I believe you could





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Cat Empire, The Shoulders Comments
  1. mikejjOZ

    that last minute and a half. wonderful

  2. Natalia Bogdanska

    just found this

  3. jaz dashti

    Wish she here well I had a crush on here sins we where 9 I still love here :(

  4. Finn Mellor

    the backing track is so fucking catchy

  5. Dosei

    SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT <3 <3 <3 I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Molly Stewart

    AWSOME!Fiona Stewar '9 years old.'

  7. anorymous

    THAT PIANO THOUGH

  8. mlmcin lastname

    15 people don't realize when you accidentally click the dislike button it's ok you can unclick it!

    Pirate Hunter Zoro

    I think they cannot hear :D so you can't really blame them

    Timmy Ginley

    they are clearly a little slow... they thought it meant "dis i like"

  9. davebartrop

    can't believe 15 people didn't like it!!?

    Pirate Hunter Zoro

    I think they cannot hear :D so you can't really blame them

    Jorge Fuentes

    +Pirate Hunter oro

  10. Vivienne Doonar

    Following The Cat Empire after listening to the music behind Jack Irish. Love the sound

  11. MagnanimousPie

    The middle bit sounds way too much like On Mercury by the Chilis

  12. Facundo Avigliano

    great band.

  13. Vitaliy Vitaly

    Вы суперрр!!!

  14. Bozonofski

    I fucking adore this album. This song in particular.

    Bozonofski

    I was about to up vote this, then I realised I wrote it. I should stop drinking.

    UrinaryTractInspection

    Means to drink more, my friend.

  15. MechaJenn

    WHAT KEY IS THIS IN?

    Aidan Mebalds

    D pretty sure

  16. PLynch

    at around 3:40 it really sounds like the tune to Land of Milk and Honey by Max Romeo, meh, maybe it's just me, amazing song though

  17. Onjit

    3:30 sooo chill

  18. Lucho

    4 people have no idea what they are doing

  19. BadaBing

    just heard it today morning as i wake up,what a good start !

  20. jthejoy

    after 3:30 just awesome.

  21. Duncan Sewell

    Where is the damned LOVE button!!! This song is making me fucking cry my eyes out I think it might be the best one ever written by anyone ever seriously life changing moment and lyrics dear god happiest I have ever been in my life .... probably

  22. Duncan Sewell

    this song of all of the songs in the whole world specifically inspired me to write my own album thank you so much Cat empire I really hope some day you read this and rock out to it <3

  23. Aiden Wylie

    White. Cod. Reggae. This is an abomination. An absolute disgrace. King Tubby please.

  24. llamachamaboat

    AWESOME!! :D!

  25. 64Rubix

    Bottom heavy album, but I'm starting to love all of it now

  26. CptnTeaPot

    THEY R IN THE US!!!! finally good music

  27. Jay

    Most underrated album of 2010 (and altogether). This is the album that got me in to TCE, I now own all the albums and Cinema is definitely the tightest of albums, no bad or low points on the album.

    Steve Dawson

    I love how music opinions differ. I've been a TCE fan for about 10 years now here in the UK. Got all their albums and seen them live 8-9 times (I lose count haha), but I think this album is their weakest. I do like this song though. Heart Is A Cannibal is my fave from this one though.

  28. adaspe88

    why? WHY?! why this album is not in Poland..

  29. guanato92

    this music is like... the 80s all over again, but in the 10s... its amazing.

  30. erik berg

    @pancakeboy12 Would definitely agree with you there, but i wouldnt go as far as saying this album is bad.

  31. erik berg

    @pancakeboy12 Nah dude, every album is different and brilliant in their own way, they haven't made a wrong step yet.

  32. erik berg

    Best band in Australia, I fucking love these guys

  33. TheEndingDay

    I saw these guys live for the first time at the Phoenix in Toronto, last June (pretty sure June). My friends had been big fans, and I'd only had a taste of what I was truly in for. That concert blew me away; they played almost half of this, plus some groovy classics, and I just absorbed it all. It was the only concert I'd ever been to where everyone everywhere was dancing, just raw emotion and going all out. It was brilliant. I'll never forget that night, invoked each playthrough of this album.

  34. Nic Cage the Dick Mage

    fucking forgot my disk when i moved houses, to the pirate bay!

  35. Gabble Ratchet

    @bigfatwhitecat It's a truly amazing album from a truly amazing band. They haven't released one song that isn't full of energy and good vibes, and now they've incorporated insightful lyrics into their music it's oh so much more impacting!

  36. Steuerchen

    das ganze album ist soooo toll :D

  37. Jessica Palmarozza

    best song on the album, feelings gone is a close second tho

  38. DakarySylver

    This album fucking rocks, my friend got me into the cat empire and I have to say, it's one of the best things he's done.