Tiny Paper Elephant

from by The Doubleclicks

/

about

We asked the Internet to send us photos with no context, and we used those photos as inspiration to write this song.

lyrics

C
there’s a tiny paper elephant
with a tiny paper friend
and they don’t know what they’re doing on the table

there’s a larger kind of elephant
and it lives inside of you
and it knows that you can make it
F
if you hit the follow through…

C
it’s a mystery
everyone’s got something going on
these days
F
and we don’t have all the answers for the questions that are raised….
C
but you can do it.

C
there’s a kiwi with a scarf on
there’s a bird that looks surprised
and they know that you will get there in your time
there’s a mislabeled Kenobi
there’s a can wearing a tie
F
and some days you can feel like you’re a Jedi with no wine

G
it may not be what you expected
and you may not see the sign
F
cause the things that make you different
are what really make you shine

C
you’re a unique combination
you’re the sum of all your parts
you’re an egg with great potential
and it’s not too late to start

F
so when you think of something peculiar
that’s when you take your chance
G
cause the weirdest stuff’s your moment
you take that kick in the pants

C
you won’t know quite when it’s perfect
and you might still see the seams
F
just ride that elephant inside you
to the goalpost of your dreams

C
cause you can do it.
we know you can do it.
we all know you can do it.

credits

from Various Singles, track released April 29, 2015
Written, Produced, Performed and Recorded by The Doubleclicks

Album art by Natalie Metzger

license

tags

about

The Doubleclicks Portland, Oregon

The Doubleclicks are a pair of siblings who sing about cats, dinosaurs, and feelings.
The Doubleclicks' clever brand of nerdy folk music has been called "relentlessly likable" and "face-meltingly wry."
Their fans tend to be software developers, writers and their loved ones, as well as anyone who loves Star Trek, grammar, dinosaurs or video games.
... more

shows

contact / help

Contact The Doubleclicks

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this track or account

The Doubleclicks recommends:

If you like The Doubleclicks, you may also like: