So sad that you took it so badly
And acted so madly
So scared
Like a baby by the morning
With sunlight unfolding
Your eyes have turned red
And are holding me
Inside your story
In the end
You'll have started on a new one
Of anguish and delusions

He smiles
Just like a magician
Who's just cast his illusions
Of castles and sandstones
On the back beach
And bright lights
Within your reach
The sounds
Of a warning
By the morning
Of hound dogs coming for me
With the ropes leading back to your knees
And you looking straight at me

On your knees in the rain
With a basket of flowers
Just for me
As the bells in the trees up above
All swung and rang softly
You said you rang them for me
For me

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Birdcage Lyrics as written by Jakob Dylan

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    General Commentok rather than b*tching about why nobody's posted on such a great song, i'm going to offer my theory on why nobody's posted on such a great song. i think it's because this is the last track on the wallflowers least-selling album. hence, nobody's heard it.

    that being said, this song is amazing. so full of feeling, yet so simple at the same time. the wallflowers have an amazing talent for making songs that way, and i really love the little hidden track after this too. jakob dylan is an amazing songwriter.
    PookieEatWorldon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcan somebody help me interpret this song?
    Buehrle56Fanon June 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentcan somebody help me interpret this song?
    Buehrle56Fanon June 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a miserable lover (let's say 'she') who leaves the writer--enticed by the hope of happiness with someone else. She doesn't find happiness with the new lover because she is the source of her own misery. She very intentionally seeks out her past lover (the writer).
    weezillaon October 28, 2016   Link

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