You wired me awake
And hit me with a hand of broken nails
You tied my lead and pulled my chain
To watch my blood begin to boil

But I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

Too cold to start a fire
I'm burning diesel burning dinosaur bones
I'll take the river down to still water
And ride a pack of dogs

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

Hits like a Phillips head into my brain
It's gonna be too dark to sleep again
Cutting my teeth on bars and rusty chains
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

When the forest burns along the road
Like God's eyes in my headlights
When the dogs are looking for their bones
And it's raining icepicks on your steel shore

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run


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    General Commentum. thought I remember from a long time ago an interview saying its about a construction worker trapped all day in hellish working conditions, driving a backhoe or some equipment which has a rusty cage (you sit in to drive.) The guy dreams all day about breaking the cage and running. Even if that is not true, I always used it in my head when I drove machinery. I realized I wasn't the only one in hell working construction. don't remember what radio station I heard the interview or who it was
    dukfukon February 13, 2013   Link

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