Clutch - Scavengers Lyrics




Behind the surgeon's tent
Muzzles at the door
Wait for the scraps
Growl for more
Under the shadow
Talon and threat
The crown of creation
Victim of fleeces
And ichor up to his neck

So say the chorus of predator drones
Cower as savages, fight over bones
Campfires cool under violet skies
One by one the scavengers rise

The trenches are filled
Stones are laid
The ledger runs black
The wagon man is paid
Outside the surgeon's tent
There's a look in their eyes
And the crown of creation
Is more than happy to oblige

So say the chorus of predator drones
Cower as savages, fight over bones
Campfires cool under violet skies
One by one the scavengers rise

Will you accompany me to Manassas and watch the show?
Perch on the picket, watch the whole thing unfold?
See how they leave their standards and run with pieces of country and gods?
When they are dust it's just between us, the shovel, the vulture, the dogs





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Clutch Scavengers Comments
  1. American Idiot

    Hell yeah!

  2. Curt Arnold

    Even their bonus tracks are insanely good, Clutch is without a doubt the best band I have ever heard.

  3. Ross Crites

    https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/

  4. Stefan Miljanic

    Behind the surgeon's tent
    Muzzles at the door
    Wait for the scraps
    Growl for more
    Under the shadow
    Talon and threat
    The crown of creation
    Victim of fleeces
    And ichor up to his neck

    [Chorus]
    So say the chorus of predator drones
    Cower as savages, fight over bones
    Campfires cool under violet skies
    One by one the scavengers rise

    [Verse 2]
    The trenches are filled
    Stones are laid
    The ledger runs black
    The wagon man is paid
    Outside the surgeon's tent
    There's a look in their eyes
    And the crown of creation
    Is more than happy to oblige

    [Chorus}
    So say the chorus of predator drones
    Cower as savages, fight over bones
    Campfires cool under violet skies
    One by one the scavengers rise

    Will you accompany me to Manassas and watch the show?
    Perch on the picket, watch the whole thing unfold?
    See how they leave their standards and run with pieces of country and gods?
    When they are dust it's just between us, the shovel, the vulture, the dogs

  5. Joseph Paladion

    Clutch is aging like fine wine!!

  6. Joseph Paladion

    Sounds like a part two of oh isabella!!!

  7. Joseph Paladion

    Why leave this off???

  8. Ryan Williams

    I wish they would play this live

  9. He Who KILLS

    One by one the comments will rise

  10. J M

    Neil has balls the size of meteors

  11. William Gray

    I agree wrechedstoner. The song is awesome.

  12. joe Cool

    That Sounds like I want to hear Clutch again.

  13. Kyle Murrey

    the more I listen the more it grows deep within my blood God damn I fucking love you Neil Fallon

  14. Kyle Murrey

    god dam man when you first here a clutch song for the first time it sound awesome!!!! but you jam it a few time and your like fuck this the baddest song ever. and that why clutch is the best band alive

  15. Peter S

    "will you accompany me to Manasses and watch the show?
    "see how they leave their standards and run, with pieces of country and gods"

    Slick references to the battle of Bull Run (Manasses) where citizens of DC actually made the treck and would picnic on a nearby hill to watch the battle. And they got caught up in the Union Army's unorganized retreat.

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  17. Tyler Gray

    Hey man you should find a way to put our lady of electric light i could only find live versions. I'd appreciate it.

    MrStonebeliever

    +tyler gray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySoEH1H2gBA

    Daren Redman

    +tyler gray Buy the fuckin album! lol

    Tyler Gray

    +Daren Redman lol I have the album. Really dig clutch.

  18. brainmastif

    I swear. Some of these cut track are better than what made it to the album. Fucking metro liner special is amazing!

    strober dolb

    +brainmastif that's what clutch does

    Gameslayer Hunting

    +brainmastif one of my ALL TIME FAVS!!!! Do you have the lyrics to MLS???

  19. Evils the Pelvis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0MuJ3bMKQg
    Clutch "Scavengers" (Bonus Track - Earth Rocker Deluxe Edition)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0MuJ3bMKQg
                                                          Thanks    MrStonebeliever

  20. Johnny Chopper

    It's amazing this was cut from the final tracks of the album. This song is fucking great. Clutch never disappoints....even their leftovers are tasty and filling....

    what's in a name

    They almost have enough songs to do that, AFAIK of. There's at least 10 non-album tracks from Robot Hive and on scattered throughout re-issues, vinyl editions, deluxe editions and 7" releases. When you put 'em all together and find a nice order it makes a killer playlist.

    H V

    I'll have to give that a try. I've only found a relative handful (mostly ones from PW and ER(2)) from post-RH/E albums.

    Adam Levine

    There are so many unrecorded songs too, several from 1999-2004, like Medula, Slow Boat, High Priest, Alkaline, and Hot off the Grill, that you can find on youtube. Can only imagine how many from other eras.

    BlazingOwnager

    Some of their legitimately best songs are bonus tracks.

    Charlie Apple

    @H V Been saying this for years... Slow Hole (the '09 re-release) is probably my fav by them...

  21. Jason Joplin

    spread out our wings and watch the whole thing unfold

  22. Benjamin Graham

    Great fucking track. Lyrically, it reminds me of The Elephant Riders.

  23. Charlie Burns

    That snare sounds incredible

  24. galaxy 500

    Sick drumming...can't understand why this didn't make the album...killer tune

    TheLasagne

    @notafraidoffuture dream theatre is great, this is great.. the only thing that sucks here is you.

    notafraidoffuture

    @TheLasagneLP If you want to call ordinary music great then knock yourself out.  At least you aren't idiotic enough to say Dream Theater sucks.

    notafraidoffuture

    @gamerwarus He started the bashing by making ridiculous comments on a Dream Theater video.  I make it a point to ridicule buffoons on youtube.  You can't bash Dream Theater, call them ordinary and "like" this shit and get away with it.   

    gamerwarus

    @notafraidoffuture Stop acting like your opinions are the end-all-be-all. The fact you felt the need to follow this guy around and mock what he likes is sad. He's a buffoon for not liking what you like? Get the fuck over yourself. Just because you think Dream Theater is the best doesn't mean they fucking are, stop being an ass. I think Clutch is the best, but I don't go around and act like they are. What you think is best is dependent on your tastes, you are not the Commissar of Opinions. I can't believe I have to explain opinions and subjectivity to someone, fucking Christ...

    notafraidoffuture

    @gamerwarus Then explain that to your clutch buddy so he doesn't do the same thing on DT videos and then I will gladly leave.  Why give me all of the heat when he started it
    ?   

  25. galaxy 500

    Killer f*cking tune...long live clutch

  26. alexkaspraksucks

    goddamn, so good!

  27. The Beau Show

    Awesome been waiting to hear this one thanks for the upload. 

    Do you have 'Night Hag?'

    MrStonebeliever

    Yeah man....I just uploaded it now

    The Beau Show

    @MrStonebeliever Thanks Dude much appreciated :)

  28. warlock451

    Quite possibly some of Neil's best lyrics. Its a damn shame it didn't make it on the original release of Earth Rocker. Definitely one of my favorites.

    what's in a name

    Gotta agree. That chorus is easily up there for favourite C! choruses. Sad this song and Night Hag never made it to the original, but if you bought the white Earth Rocker Live deluxe CD, Night Hag is track 4 and Scavengers is track 12.

    B GM

    Damn shame indeed. One of the best tunes they've written.

    Adam Levine

    It's by design. With so many people buying digital these days, they put a couple of good songs on the vinyl releases to prompt people to buy physical, from which they (probably) stand to make more money. Smart move, if I do say so myself.

  29. william sanford

    good way to start Mondays...CLUTCH.