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Cabinet Man is the third track in Lemon Demon's seventh album, Spirit Phone.

Lyrics[]

The day they found me, I hadn't yet been played

Inside my workshop behind the old arcade

Electric desires had unraveled all my wires

Now I'm in the box for safekeeping

The news reporters reported that I died

But all my organs were living on inside

Circuit board to brain with two lungs collecting change

One big human heart gently beeping


You can't win me, I can't be beat

I won't hurt you unless you cheat

You can't see me behind the screen

I'm half human and half machine


Thank God for business, they let me take the floor

I stood so proudly, like I was going to war

Players soon appeared and I quickly was revered

This must be what love would have felt like

Such dedication, they came from miles away

With eyes so piercing, they'd wait their turn to play

In perfect patient lines because I was in their minds

I could do whatever I felt like (Whatever I felt like)


You can't win me, I can't be beat

I won't hurt you unless you cheat

You can't see me behind the screen

I'm half human and half machine


I'm happy for years and years

And only eating the occasional maintenance man

Only driving a few kids to madness

Maybe they were predisposed to madness, who knows?

I only want to have fun

But now they're telling me my days here are done

Cause there's a little tiny box they make in Japan

And pretty soon it's gonna fit in your hand


It's getting lonely, it's getting hard to breathe

The arcade's empty, I think it's Christmas Eve

Someone's broken in, now they're painting on my skin

Breaking me and taking my quarters

Bashing in my face with a crowbar

Kicking me and pushing me over

Now they see my blood on their sneakers


You can't win me, I can't be beat

I won't hurt you unless you cheat

You can't see me behind the screen

I'm half human and half machine 

Trivia[]

  • This song is featured on the episode "The Warning of the Frozen Heart" (S03E01) of the Nancy Drew TV show. The song appears within the first minute, and is played during a proposal scene featuring the characters George and Nick. One of the characters can also be seen holding a vinyl copy of Spirit Phone, proclaiming he found it at a thrift store.[1]
    • This scene marks the first usage of a Lemon Demon song in a TV show soundtrack.

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