I can see your spirit dying
And the tears you’ve never cried
In the way you walk in circles
The wind that howls around in the sky
I know you dream of freedom
But you’re locked up in a zoo
Want to be the one who frees you
But I’m inside it too

The key to freedom, the key to freedom
Can’t seem to find it, can’t seem to find it
We’re locked inside here, just animals in a zoo

Same old record keeps revolving
There’s a memory in your head
Same old message keeps repeating
You long to hear what’s never been said
You know I would dearly love to touch you
But I’m in a different cage
And it’s not for want of trying
I’ve been here for an age

The key to freedom, the key to freedom
Can’t seem to find it, can’t seem to find it
We’re locked inside here, just animals in a zoo

We are the jailers, we’re our own jailers
We are spectators, our own spectators
Can’t seem to help it, we’re animals in a zoo

There’s a flutter in the birdhouse
There’s a crying in their song
There’s a thumping in the ape house
Look through the bars to see what’s gone wrong
The keeper’s in a panic, he’s afraid to break the news
We must redirect the public, a death inside the zoo


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