Black Cadillac
Black Cadillac

Black Cadillac Lyrics Meanings
by Shinedown

Rock
Aug 15, 2015
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Black Cadillac Lyrics

I got a mind full of aggravation
I can take it if I just relax
I say a prayer for the motivation
Keep me solid so I stay on track
But there's a monkey on my back
And it don't know how to act
Got me climbin' up and down the walls
Now I gotta make a choice
Maybe then I can rejoice
'Cause I'm sick of all the same withdrawals
I got a mind full of inspiration
And I ain't livin' in the past no more

So feast your eyes
On the big, blue sky
And wave bye bye
From a long, black Cadillac
Pay the price
Gotta roll those dice
And wave bye bye
From a long, black Cadillac
From a long, black Cadillac (Cadillac)

I hear the sirens of redemption
Screamin' out like never before
And there's a roadblock in every direction
But I ain't stoppin' 'cause I'm in control
And there's a monkey on my back
So I gotta set a trap
'Cause I'm sick of all the same withdrawals
I got a mind full of inspiration
And I ain't livin' in the past no more

So feast your eyes
On the big, blue sky
And wave bye bye
From a long, black Cadillac
Pay the price
Gotta roll those dice
And wave bye bye
From a long, black Cadillac
Ridin' high in a long, black Cadillac
Ridin' high in a long, black Cadillac
In a long, black Cadillac
I ain't living in the past no more
I ain't living in the past no more

Screaming out like never before
Screaming out like never before

(One, two, one, two, three, four)

So feast your eyes
On the big, blue sky
And wave bye bye
From a long, black Cadillac
Pay the price
Gotta roll those dice
And wave bye bye
From a long, black Cadillac

Feast your eyes
On the big, blue sky
Ridin' high in a long, black Cadillac

Feast your eyes
On the big, blue sky
Ridin' high in a long, black Cadillac

Feast your eyes
On the big, blue sky
Ridin' high in a long, black Cadillac

Feast your eyes
On the big, blue sky
Ridin' high in a long, black Cadillac

Writer(s): BRENT SMITH, DAVE BASSETT, ERIC BASS
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Black Cadillac Meanings

According to official commentary the long black Cadillac is a Hearse: youtu.be/...koRZ0 However, intended or not, a long Black Cadillac could also be a limousine, an icon of great success. So there is quite allot of duality in the song. The meaning renains the same: that life is filled with rolls of the dice and choices. Live it to the best as you never are sure the next day could bring great success or your end.

I feel like this song is about drug addiction and suicide because of a past that haunts an addict. The chorus " So feast your eyes on the big blue sky and waive bye bye from a long black cadillac." Im interpreting as laying on your back in your casket looking at the sky and saying goodbye as you are riding in a hearse.

To me this song has one of the most powerful meanings out of any song I've heard in quite some time. I saw it as a look into the mind of someone with a lot of anxiety and this anxiety is eating away at the truly great person they are. How you can ignore this anxiety caused by past actions as much as you want, but it'll still be there trying to drag you down shown by the line "there's a monkey on my back". The chorus looks into looking into a bright future "feast your eyes on the big blue sky" and leave these mistakes in the past "and wave bye bye from a long black cadillac". How we need to take chances in life to get anywhere, and through this mistakes will be made "Pay the price, roll those dice".

I feel like the long black Cadillac is reference to a Hearse. So the big blue sky can input the sky's the limit but could also be the final destination if they don't overcome a powerful negative force.

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