Cigarette Daydreams
Cage the Elephant Lyrics


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Did you stand there all alone?
Oh, I cannot explain what's goin' down
I can see you standin' next to me
In and out somewhere else right now
You sigh, look away
I can see it clear as day
Close your eyes, so afraid
Hide behind that baby face

Do-do-do
Do-do-do

You can drive all night
Lookin' for the answers in the pourin' rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Lookin' for the answer

Funny how it seems like yesterday
As I recall, you were lookin' out of place
Gathered up your things and slipped away
No time at all, I followed you into the hall
Cigarette daydream
You were only seventeen
Soft speak with a mean streak
Nearly brought me to my knees

Do-do-do
Do-do-do

You can drive all night
Lookin' for the answers in the pourin' rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Lookin' for the answer
If we can find a reason, a reason to change
Lookin' for the answers
If you can find a reason, a reason to stay
Standin' in the pourin' rain

Do-do, do, do, do
Do-do, do, do-do, do-do
Do-do, do, do, do
Do-do, do, do-do, do-do

You can drive all night
Lookin' for the answers in the pourin' rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Lookin' for the answer
If we can find a reason, a reason to change
Lookin' for the answer




If you can find a reason, a reason to stay
Standin' in the pourin' rain

Overall Meaning

The song "Cigarette Daydreams" by Cage the Elephant is a reflective track that explores feelings of loss and the search for answers. In the first verse, the singer addresses someone who he believes is lost in their own thoughts and emotions. He can see them standing next to him but realizes they are "in and out somewhere else right now". He recognizes their fear and vulnerability, urging them to close their eyes and not be afraid. The chorus offers a glimmer of hope, suggesting that they search for peace of mind and answers but warns that it may take time to find a reason to change.


The second verse opens with an evocative memory of someone who the singer recalls as "looking out of place", which signals that they were going through a tough time. They eventually slipped away, leaving the singer to follow them only to be stunned by the combination of their charm and cruelty. The chorus repeats two more times, with a sense of urgency and desperation building towards a resolution. The final lines suggest that finding a reason to change or stay may involve standing in the pouring rain, indicating that the journey may be difficult but necessary.


Overall, the lyrics of "Cigarette Daydreams" offer a poignant reflection on the challenges of self-discovery and finding a sense of purpose in life. The song's melancholic tone and introspective lyrics strike a deep chord with listeners who are struggling with similar feelings of uncertainty and longing.


Line by Line Meaning

Did you stand there all alone?
Did you feel alone and abandoned?


Oh, I cannot explain what's goin' down
I don't know how to describe the current situation


I can see you standin' next to me
I saw you standing beside me


In and out somewhere else right now
You're here physically, but your mind is elsewhere


You sigh, look away
You exhaled dramatically and turned your head


I can see it clear as day
It's obvious to me


Close your eyes, so afraid
You shut your eyes out of fear


Hide behind that baby face
You're using your innocent face to conceal something


You can drive all night Lookin' for the answers in the pourin' rain You wanna find peace of mind Lookin' for the answer
You're willing to go through a physical journey in search of inner peace and answers


Funny how it seems like yesterday
It's surprising how recent the memory feels


As I recall, you were lookin' out of place
I remember you seemed out of your element


Gathered up your things and slipped away
You packed up and left unnoticed


No time at all, I followed you into the hall
I chased after you immediately after you left


Cigarette daydream You were only seventeen Soft speak with a mean streak Nearly brought me to my knees
The memory of you smoking a cigarette as a teenager with hidden aggression is so powerful that it almost overwhelmed me


If we can find a reason, a reason to change Lookin' for the answers If you can find a reason, a reason to stay Standin' in the pourin' rain
We're both looking for a compelling reason to make a change or stay in the current situation, even if it's uncomfortable




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Matthew Ray Shultz, Donald Bradley Shultz, Jared Lloyd Champion, Daniel Andrew Tichenor, Lincoln Parish

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@zachm6742

Did you stand there all alone?
Oh, I cannot explain what's goin' down
I can see you standin' next to me
In and out somewhere else right now
You sigh, look away
I can see it clear as day
Close your eyes, so afraid
Hide behind that baby face
Do-do-do
Do-do-do
You can drive all night
Lookin' for the answers in the pourin' rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Lookin' for the answer
Funny how it seems like yesterday
As I recall, you were lookin' out of place
Gathered up your things and slipped away
No time at all, I followed you into the hall
Cigarette daydream
You were only seventeen
Soft speak with a mean streak
Nearly brought me to my knees
Do-do-do
Do-do-do
You can drive all night
Lookin' for the answers in the pourin' rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Lookin' for the answer
If we can find a reason, a reason to change
Lookin' for the answers
If you can find a reason, a reason to stay
Standin' in the pourin' rain
Do-do, do, do, do
Do-do, do, do-do, do-do
Do-do, do, do, do
Do-do, do, do-do, do-do
You can drive all night
Lookin' for the answers in the pourin' rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Lookin' for the answer
If we can find a reason, a reason to change
Lookin' for the answer
If you can find a reason, a reason to stay
Standin' in the pourin' rain



@ivanilsonsilva2318

Did you stand there all alone?
Oh I cannot explain what's going down
I can see you standing next to me
In and out somewhere else right now
You sigh, look away
I can see it clear as day
Close your eyes, so afraid
Hide behind that baby face
Do do do do do do
You can drive all night
Looking for the answers in the pouring rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Looking for the answer
Funny how it seems like yesterday
As I recall you were looking out of place
Gathered up your things and slipped away
No time at all I followed you into the hall
Cigarette daydream
You were only seventeen
So sweet with a mean streak
Nearly brought me to my knees
Do do do do do do
You can drive all night
Looking for the answers in the pouring rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Looking for the answer
If we can find a reason, a reason to change
Looking for the answer
If you can find a reason, a reason to stay
Standing in the pouring rain
Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do
You can drive all night
Looking for the answers in the pouring rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Looking for the answer
If we can find a reason, a reason to change
Looking for the answer
If you can find a reason, a reason to stay
Standing in the pouring rain



@DannyArguelles

Lyrics

Did you stand there all alone?
Oh I cannot explain what's going down
I can see you standing next to me
In and out somewhere else right now
You sigh, look away
I can see it clear as day
Close your eyes, so afraid
Hide behind that baby face
Do do do do do do
You can drive all night
Looking for answers in the pouring rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Looking for the answer
Funny how it seems like yesterday
As I recall you were looking out of place
Gathered up your things and slipped away
No time at all I followed you into the hall
Cigarette daydream
You were only seventeen
Soft speak with a mean streak
Nearly brought me to my knees
Do do do do do do
You can drive all night
Looking for the answers in the pouring rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Looking for the answer
If we could find a reason, a reason to change
Looking for the answer
If you could find a reason, a reason to stay
Standing in the pouring rain
Do do do do do do
You can drive all night
Looking for answers in the pouring rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Looking for the answer
If we could find a reason, a reason to change
Looking for the answer
If you could find a reason, a reason to stay
Standing in the pouring rain



@jhjhff

Cigarette daydreams
Cage the elephant

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Cigarette daydreams
Сигаретные мечты
Did you stand there all alone?
Неужели ты стояла тут в полном одиночестве?
Oh, I cannot explain what's going down
Я не могу объяснить, что происходит.
I can see you standing next to me
Я вижу, что ты стоишь рядом со мной,
In and out somewhere else right now
Изнутри и снаружи ты где-то ещё прямо сейчас.
You sigh, look away
Ты вздыхаешь, отводишь взгляд,
I can see it clear as day
Я вижу это ясно как божий день,
Close your eyes, so afraid
Закрываешь глаза, так напугана,
Hide behind that baby face
Прикрываешься детским личиком.

You can drive all night
Ты можешь ехать всю ночь напролёт,
Looking for the answers in the pouring rain
Ища ответы под проливным дождём,
You wanna find peace of mind
Ты хочешь обрести душевное спокойствие,
Looking for the answer
Ища ответ.

Funny how it seems like yesterday
Забавно, как будто это было вчера,
As I recall, you were looking out of place
Насколько я помню, ты выглядела не к месту,
Gathered up your things and slipped away
Собрала свои вещи и ускользнула,
No time at all, I followed you into the hall
В мгновение ока я последовал за тобой коридор.
Cigarette daydreams
Сигаретные мечты,
You were only seventeen
Тебе было всего семнадцать.
Soft speak with a mean streak
Тихая речь с каплей грубости
Nearly brought me to my knees
Чуть не поставила меня на колени.

You can drive all night
Ты можешь ехать всю ночь напролёт,
Looking for the answers in the pouring rain
Ища ответы под проливным дождём,
You wanna find peace of mind
Ты хочешь обрести душевное спокойствие,
Looking for the answer
Ища ответ.
If we can find a reason, a reason to change
Если мы сможем найти причину, причину поменяться,
Looking for the answer
Ища ответ,
If you can find a reason, a reason to stay
Если ты сможешь найти причину, причину остаться,
Standing in the pouring rain
Стоя под проливным дождём.

You can drive all night
Ты можешь ехать всю ночь напролёт,
Looking for the answers in the pouring rain
Ища ответы под проливным дождём,
You wanna find peace of mind
Ты хочешь обрести душевное спокойствие,
Looking for the answer
Ища ответ.
If we can find a reason, a reason to change
Если мы сможем найти причину, причину поменяться,
Looking for the answer
Ища ответ,
If you can find a reason, a reason to stay
Если ты сможешь найти причину, причину остаться,
Standing in the pouring rain
Стоя под проливным дождём.



All comments from YouTube:

@jimplper7969

I've always liked this band I'm a 64 year old man. I just get tired when I hear people my age saying there's no good music out there and I keep telling them there is if you look for it. You're so much of it out there music is good you're never too old to love good music. And I just like to style the song it's really laid-back.

@daringregg4196

Jim Plper have you heard the new album? i think you’d like it

@mpbarr538

Jim Plper so much good music to be discovered!

@ClemRest986

Boomer makes fun of boomers

@hmm2598

Jim, your a rare bread for your time. Most people your age denie the possibilities for new opportunities because their getting old so they denie everything new.
So dont be like them, you can always find opportunities no matter the age.
Love you jim.
I hope your doing well.

@mpbarr538

Thank you Jim I will keep venturing. :-)

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@lyssamarie9085

Cage The Elephant will one day be that “old” band my future kids demand me to stop constantly playing everyday

@nyx2561

literally

@stormfromxmen3701

Hi would you give this new indie band a chance they are called The Impures

@dallasreiner1353

​@@stormfromxmen3701 where can i listen to them

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