"Trapped" as written by and Jimmy Cliff....
Well, it seems like I'm caught up in your trap again
And it seems like I'll be wearing the same old chains
Good will conquer evil and the truth will set me free
And I know someday I will find the key
And I know somewhere I will find the key

Well, it seems like I've been playing your game way too long
And it seems the game I've played has made you strong
But when the game is over I won't walk out the loser
Yeah I know that I'll walk out of here again
Yeah I know someday I'll walk out of here again

But now, I'm trapped, oh yeah
Trapped, oh yeah
Trapped, oh yeah
Trapped, oh yeah

Now it seems like I've been sleeping in your bed too long
And it seems like you've been meaning to do me harm
But I'll teach my eyes to see, beyond these walls in front of me
And someday I'll walk out of here again
Yeah I know someday I'll walk out of here again

But now, I'm trapped, oh yeah
Trapped, oh yeah
Trapped, oh yeah
Trapped, oh yeah

Now it seems like I've been playing your game way too long
And it seems the game I've played has made you strong

Because, I'm trapped, oh yeah
Trapped, oh yeah
Trapped, oh yeah
Trapped, oh yeah

I'm trapped, oh yeah
Trapped, oh yeah
Trapped, oh yeah
Trapped, oh yeah
I'm trapped


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"Trapped" as written by Jimmy Cliff

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    General CommentAwsome live song about how he is stuck in a relationship. Even though he can't stand this woman he still stays with her for some reason unknown to me.
    kfe2on January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe 'unkown' reasons are his kids and his financial security. He's waiting until his kids are older... and HE'S GONE!
    unchainedon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhile I agree with Taaahmm, he should have used "implies" rather than "infers"...
    moneenpwnson April 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentstill, an amazing song, I go insane if he plays it in concert
    afromanon June 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentis a cover of Jimmy Cliff's song..
    annazoffon October 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFor me its a song to find hope in a seemingly hopeless situation........relationship possibly.
    johnt555g1on November 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentTo me it's about addiction. Trapped, caught up in it. knowing there's a way out, The truth will set you free
    Simply Ton January 08, 2014   Link
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    General CommentTaaahmm is a homophobic douche pass it on
    Tig45on September 27, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationWe like "The Boss" because he knows what it's like to be "Born in the USA". Sure, it's great the life we have, but we also have our difficulties along the road toward a more 'perfect union'. Springsteen reminds us of that in so many of his songs. This particular song, "Trapped"... How might it be interpreted by most any Black person living in the USA? Hmm... I just want to get closer to its real meaning.
    StrangeOldGuyon June 06, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about addiction relapse. Alcohol or drugs.
    But then again, being on a receiving end in an abusive relationship isn't so much different.
    You know it's bad, you hope to quit but don't know how, yet.
    JurajMuckoon June 29, 2017   Link

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