"The Cage" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
You broke the bread
We drank the wine
Your lip was bleedin' but it was fine
Come on inside, babe, across the line
I love you more than i

But then this bird just flew away
She was never meant to stay
Oh to keep her caged would just delay the spring

You broke your word
Now that's a lie
We had a deal that you would try
Come on inside, girl, I think it's time
High time we drew the line

But then this bird just flew away
While I looked the other way
Oh to keep her caged would just delay the spring

Oh you broke my soul
Dear you stole the plot
You left an empty shot
There's nothing left here 'cos you took the lot

An empty cage is all I've got
'cos when your bird has flown away
She was never meant to stay
Oh to keep her caged would just delay the spring
To keep her caged would just delay the spring


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"The Cage" as written by Francis Healy

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentThis song can be interpreted in two ways:

    First could be about a relationship between two people where one wishes to leave and the other holds tight.

    Second, and the one that I feel is the most accurate is that this song is this song represents the story of Persephone and Hades, sung from his perspective. This is evident when you take into account the lyrics "To keep her caged would just delay the spring" since as long as Persephone was in the Underworld "caged" and bound to Hades, Spring time would never come.
    vlad3060on March 21, 2013   Link

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