"Caged" as written by Robert Westerholt, Sharon J. Den Adel, Oscar C. Holleman and Rene J. Merkelbach....
These are the darkest clouds
That have surrounded me
Now I find myself alone
Caught in a cage
There's no flower I can find in here
Not withering, not pale to me

Everyone with a friendly face
Seems to hide some secret inside

He told me he loved me
While he laughed in my face
He just led me astray
He took my virtue
I feel so cold inside
Sorrow's frozen my mind

My heart is covered
With thoughts entangled
How could I ever have felt so real
Is there a place more lonely
Than I feel within
Could I have seen
Could I have known
I just took it as the truth

Everyone with a friendly face
Seems to hide some secret inside

He told me he loved me
While he laughed in my face
He just led me astray
He took my virtue
I feel so cold inside
Sorrow's frozen my mind

Always there to remind me
It keeps me from believing
That someone might be there
Who'll free me and never ever leave me

He told me he loved me
While he laughed in my face
He just led me astray
He took my virtue
I feel so cold inside
Sorrow's frozen my mind


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"Caged" as written by Rene J. Merkelbach Oscar C. Holleman

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    General Commentthis song to is about someone using her for one thing only....sex....but obviously hes made her think he loved her and then broke her heart and told her it was all a lie and she fell for it. quite mving and its one of my fave from the mother earth album
    razorblade_kissesson July 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about the ultimate betrayal. Not only the sexual betrayal--rape-- but about the robbery of innocence. Her world has gone from beautiufl, full of colors and song... to being caged in her own conflicting emotions. The song then changes after revealing about this treachery asking is tehre anyone out there who is worth it? "Is there someone out there who will not betray and hurt me?"
    perpetual_songbirdon August 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSince I just came out of a long relationship, I completely understand this song and what it means, at least to me. My ex boyfriend used me for whatever he possibly could. I had no idea because I was in love with him and really didn't care about what he was doing to me. He cheated on me for 6 of the 8 years we were together. This just proves to me how wrong you can be about people, even if you've known them for a long time. People can always hurt you, even the people you feel closest to. He lied to me all this time, so I'm wondering, are relationships really worth the chance of getting hurt? I can relate to this song cos I've been through some terrible things, I guess it makes me feel better knowing that someone else knows how I feel.
    *Soulesseyes*on September 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of the best songs from within temptation!
    crow_hearton December 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah thats exactly what I'm thinking after I was dumped by my last b/f, so I'm totally off them at the mo.
    FayeKuanYinon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have felt exactly the same as it descibes in the song: "Everyone with a friendly face
    Seems to hide some secret inside"
    to me it means that you can't trust everyone, even if the person seems trustworthy.
    Luthien_9on May 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoesn't have to be about sex but definitely is about BETRAYAL! is like he felt in lvoe with a hypocrite but he's not the only one maybe the song is that she was in love with him and other people knew he didn't lvoe her but still didn't say anything to her and let her fall for him
    libertyon July 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think virtue means both virginity and trust in this song. He took something from her and now its irreplaceable .
    The Red Pyramidon August 09, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionHer voice is so different in this song. I love it.
    Andrew Evenstaron March 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've always heard the lyrics slightly differently;
    "Sorrow's frozen my mind" sounds like "Sorrow always grows in my mind"
    Probably because I dealt with depression in high school and it's really easy for it to spiral out of control with a bad thought.

    "My heart is covered with thoughts entangled" sounds like "My heart is covered in thorns and tangles"
    draws from my attraction to gothic imagery and the fact that I started playing Magic: The Gathering around the same time I discovered Within Temptation. In MTG, The Tangle is a forest made of thorny spire-like structures.
    Ignorelandon May 28, 2017   Link

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