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- Posted on Jan 14th 2010 5:30PM by Cristin Maher
He doesn't use a bow and arrow, and he doesn't gallivant through the forest in tights. But in TNT's original series 'Leverage,' Timothy Hutton's character, Nate Ford, is an ex-insurance investigator turned modern-day Robin Hood. Ford -- along with his band of merry men and a maiden -- plan elaborate scams aimed to destroy the greedy and depraved in service of the common folk.
The series, which TV Squad has called one of the best new shows of 2009, is now leveraging (no pun intended) the indie cred of Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant in a promo for its second-season premiere. The chorus of 'Ain't No Rest for the Wicked,' in a way, is an apt accompaniment for the do-gooder theme of 'Leverage,' with the lines "There ain't no rest for the wicked/Money don't grow on trees/I got bills to pay I got mouths to feed/Ain't nothing in this world for free."
Singer Matt Schultz actually wrote the song about a co-worker from his past who used to sell drugs. When Schultz asked him why he did, the dealer replied, "Ain't no rest for the wicked."
Watch Cage the Elephant performing 'Ain't No Rest for the Wicked' live in our studio below.
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