New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Black cards in effigy
We sing the song that was hated
All dressed like vagabonds
Sharks smell the blood that I'm bleedin'

I know there's somethin' wrong
Might take a fire to kill it
Might take a hurricane
Don't know the life that I'm livin'

Ohh, black tambourine
Ohh, black tambourine

My baby run to me
She lives in broken down buildings
Can't pay the rent again
These spider webs are my home now

And when the sun is down
We'll shake and rattle our bodies
To keep it warm at night
My tambourine is still shakin'

Ohh, black tambourine
Ohh, black tambourine

Black cards in effigy
We sing the song that was hated
All dressed like vagabonds
Sharks smell the blood that I'm bleedin'

I know there's somethin' wrong
Might take a fire to kill it
Might take a hurricane
Don't know the life that I'm livin'

Black tambourine
Ohh, black tambourine



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/b/beck/shake_shake_tambourine_black_tambourine_adrock_remix.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×