I would like to know
How you cage a bird aflight
Feathers bright
To show your might
Are you such a stone
Smile greasy, you pick my bones
Crawl inside
Have you no life
Hard times on the refugee
Keep a sidesteppin' over me
Not sure but you think you might
Can you see when there is no light
Tell me once again
That you'd like to be my friend
While we run
A race of one
Do you feel the same
My head hung high in shame
You install
A trophy wall
Hard times on the refugee
Keep a sidesteppin' over me
Not sure but you think you might
Can you see when there is no light
Please me
Satisfy
One request
Choose to live...


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    General CommentFirst of all, you left out the last lyric. The last lyric is "or get on with dyin'." it is actually misprinted on the cd sleeve also. Listen and you can here it. Also, several of the lyrics come from the last narrative by Morgan Freeman in Shawshank Redemption at the end of the movie. Pretty cool fact.
    killervon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentImo, this is about the feeling of unfairness one - desperately in love - has. It's a feeling hard to understand, as the one he loves cannot be obliged to feel the same way about him. Nevertheless, he has a deep feeling of injustice, as though he is mistreated, because he cannot accept that his love is in vain. However, this is extreme: pleading for mercy he asks as a last thing to know if he should live (in hope that his love will eventually be requited) ...or get on with dying.

    I'm not really sure though... I could be wrong.
    M!ke87on June 12, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's just about being infatuated with someone, and the feelings aren't reciprocated. A very relatable feeling.

    I think the refugee in question here is the author, trying to flee from the thoughts/feelings about this girl that crush him. Other than that I think the lyrics are fairly straightforward.
    hoppingbunnyon February 19, 2011   Link

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