Sheep Go To Heaven Lyrics - Cake

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I’m not feeling alright today
I’m not feeling that great
I’m not catching on fire today
love has started to fade
I’m not going to smile today
I’m not gonna laugh
you're out living it up today
I’ve got dues to pay

And the grave-digger puts on the forceps
The stone mason does all the work
The barber can give you a haircut
The carpenter can take you out to lunch

I just want to play on my pan-pipes
I just want to drink me some wine
as soon as you're born you start dying
so you might as well have a good time

Sheep go to heaven
Goats go to hell
Sheep go to heaven
Goats… go to hell

I don't wanna go to sunset strip
I don't wanna feel the emptiness
bold marquees with stupid band names
I don't wanna go to sunset strip
I don't wanna go to sunset strip
I don't wanna feel the emptiness
Bold marquees with stupid band names
I don't wanna go to sunset strip

And the grave-digger puts on the forceps
The stone mason does all the work
The barber can give you a haircut
The carpenter can take you out to lunch

I just want to play on my pan-pipes
I just want to drink me some wine
As soon as you're born you start dying
So you might as well have a good time

Sheep go to heaven
Goats go to hell
Sheep go to heaven
Goats… go to hell

And the grave-digger puts on the forceps
The stone mason does all the work
The barber can give you a haircut
The carpenter can take you out to lunch

I just want to play on my pan-pipes
I just want to drink me some wine
As soon as you're born you start dying
So you might as well have a good time

Sheep go to heaven
Goats go to hell
Sheep go to heaven
Goats… go to hell [x5]






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Silly | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/4/13

It's truly amazing how many different opinions about the subject of a song can come about. That is the point of the song. What corrupts art is when people think that they are right about it. The only people who really know are those that wrote the song. Keep analyzing, really, but don't get a big head about your interpretation. Please.

Agree and add | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/9/10

i agree with one more thing with the foreceps analysis, i think the stone mason refers to the parents and the up-bringers (parents or other), the barber refers to you and the haircut refers to the ability to change your appearance and outlook on life. the carpenter also refers to you and how the work you put into your life is what you will get out of it (shotty workmanship gives shotty result).

overall, i think the song talks about how its easy in the beginning of your life to look at everything as its not your problem. but as you grow up, you need to realize that the only one who can really change your outlook is you (you have to go to the barber for the haircut), and that if you don't make the effort to have an enjoyable life, you'll have nothing impressive to look back on. totally agree with the sheep go to heaven goats go to hell analysis.

PS> wrote this late, sorry for grammatical errors and possible strange wording. haha

one more thing... | Reviewer: Ashley rutzler | 9/11/07

ALSO


and the grave-digger puts on the forceps::

when you are born, a forcep in the instrument used if the birth process is difficult, a grave digger obviously the one who digs you place of rest after you die, this line ultimately means you are born to die.

I agree | Reviewer: Meischa | 6/17/07

I agree with Ashley Rutzler. If you look in the bible St. Matthew 25:31-46, it tells about the parable of the sheep and the goats. Read this, and them refer back to what Ashley says about doing what you are commanded, vs. doing whatever you want in life. Who'd have thought Cake was a religious band? ;))

you're wrong | Reviewer: ashley rutzler | 9/13/06

this song is about Friedrich Nietzsche philosophy. Sheep are ones who follow the herd and never speak out against society. Goats are the leaders.

Relating it to "sheep go to heaven"::

if you do what ur told you will go to hevean... people who go against the norm are condemned.

Simply clever, excellently clever | Reviewer: Eric | 12/7/04

Im dying to meet cake some time and pull the line tyler durden does in fight club "Hows that working out for you?" (refering to be clever). This song first of all has such an upbeat, happy feeling to them, to you often find yourself toe tapping to the song without knowing any of the lyrics. If you look alittle deeper into the lyrical content, its an absolute riot. From what I understand its simply about falling into depression, caused by something (most likely a girl, because he states in the middle of the beggining verse "love has started to fade")(poets/song writers often stick there main point of the poem/song often abstractly). Its very clever becuase it goes onto to state how he is not going to come out of this depression. He says this by stating he has no real intention of coming out of it with the lyrics:

and the grave-digger puts on the forceps
the stone mason does all the work
the barber can give you a haircut
the carpenter can take you out to lunch

No matter what happens to him, it will all be the same, he will still be unhappy. However for those that are singing along to the song, fear not, cake has always been a bit alittle optomistic in there songs. Its as if the character in the song realizes that its pointless to be depressed for so long. He simply wants to do what he wants and he realizes he isnt going to live very long, so you might as well have as much fun as you want. This is understood from the lyrics:

i just want to play on my pan-pipes
i just want to drink me some wine
as soon as your born you start dying
so you might as well have a good time

The rest of the song is just flubber to me, but its still an excellent song. The flubber just reinforces my ideas from early. I dont know if anyone will see this song in this way, but hey its worth a shot.

THIS SONG IS ONE of my FAVS. It gets 5 out of 5.



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