Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Exodus – Cajun Hell lyrics

Down in the bayou where the alligators roam
Live some people, you leave them alone
Getting lost may be your last mistake
Unfriendly strangers, unkindly they take
Living off the fat of the land
They hold their justice in the palm of their hand
Lay down your gun and surrender quiet
Or there's gonna be a Cajun riot

Danger in the swamp, that waits for you
There's nothing left that you can do
Better watch your back, for the vicious attack
'Cause they'll be looking for you
Playing with your life, for your life is too short
Pain is too good for you
Your last breath, is all you have left
Take it before you're doomed
Cajun hell
Before you're doomed

Raising hell, and they're ready for fighting
Huntin' gators and drinking white lightning
Brewin' moonshine at a still in the swamp
Playing Creole from dusk until dawn
Protect their own is the law of the land
Mess with their law it will get out of hand
Keep it in mind if you're ever down there
It might be fatal, you better beware

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct


  • d
    This song is about the romantic notion of a dangerous swamp people, presumably in Louisiana or western Florida. These people abide by no law but their own, despise and fear outsiders, and protect their ways and lands with lethal force. While highly backcountry and poor, these folk are nonetheless highly effective enforcers. To those who trespass or intend harm, a visit is a terminal mistake, a one-way ticket to the grave.
    They are said to be of the swamp, and express no desire to leave their harsh abode. These people from the swamp drink, sing, dance, play folk music and bluegrass, and have s* round the clock. Hence there are many children to these clans.
    While somewhat culturally ignorant and uneducated, the men, women, and children are all proficient at homebuilding, hunting, fishing, and fighting. The skill with acquiring, maintaining, and shooting guns is the infamous talent, as tourists have been shot from distances in excess of 400 yards in thick forests, without formal sights.
    Add your reply

    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.
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements or creating lyrics explanation.