my girl, my girl, tell me why you look so sad...
has the sun finally set on us?
have you come to long for another's hand?
there's a feeling inside me that something's leaving,
like someone stealing salt form sea,
left me sicking and left me thinking
how to keep you caged with me

because i need you like air to breathe
just to hold you,
o' i hold you,
o' how i hold you,
i hold you down.

down with my insecurities,
down with my hypocrisy,
down with my pathetic pleas,
down instead of setting you free
to find your happiness with or without me.

so untie your feet, reattach your wings,
so you don't have to open your throat to sing

because if it's you i love, then from you...

i'd walk away.

and your face:
on every leaf
of every branch
of every tree.


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    General CommentNo comments, huh? Well someone's got to change that.

    This is yet another lyrical gem by Have Heart. To me, I see this song being about letting go of the one you love hard as it may be for you but knowing it's for their benefit and not yours. It's a song that tells us our love should always overrule our selfishness. When I listen to On That Bird In The Cage, I'm reminded of my mother and I. Our relationship is illustrated greatly in this song. She's not ready to let me go, yet I'm struggling from her rule over me to leave while fearing the life I'll lead once on my own. We shed our hippocrisies on each other while holding each other down from what we both want. All in fear.


    there's a feeling inside me that something's leaving,
    like someone stealing salt from sea,
    left me sinking and left me thinking
    how to keep you caged with me

    delayedepiphanyon June 07, 2009   Link

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