Biblically Inspired Song: Cage The Elephant’s “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked”

There are many well-known songs inspired by Israel and the Bible, including Cage the Elephant’s “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked,” a wildly popular song that made it to the Billboard Hot 100, reached number 3 on the Alternative Songs chart and number 8 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song’s title and catchy verse is paraphrased based on Isaiah 48:22, in which Yeshayahu concludes a triumphant account of the future journey out of Babylon and the return to Israel saying, “There is no safety—said Hashem—for the wicked.” Most commentators suggest that this is a continuation of the above contrast between Israel and Babylon; while Israel is redeemed, the wicked Babylon will find no peace. 

Listen to Cage The Elephant’s “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” here:

Source: Israel in the News