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lyrics

cage

the sadness runs along underneath
a million volt wire you're afraid to touch
throbbing just below your chest bones
you think the shock would kill you
but it turns out it's just a buzz
‘cause the heart is just a muscle
hurting ‘cause it's guarding
something else that's buried deep inside
and you cannot dig your way to it
you can't tunnel that far
you can't reach out to the other side

but you come to visit me sometimes
and you rattle at the gate
and I throw rations across the lines
and we sit around and wait
for a jailer to set us free
from a cage that we create

and I see comments you left and you see the words I wrote
and we pass the chalk back and forth and sometimes you leave a note
and it's like we're in some strange suspense of past and present tense
in an on-screen world surrounded by its electric fence

but you come to visit me sometimes
you rattle at the gate
and I throw rations across the lines
and we sit around and wait
for a jailer to set us free
from a cage that we create

and I keep my eyes peeled
for the glimpse of steel
and the dagger in the woods
and I watch my back
‘cause I know that
you would stab it if you could

but you come to visit me sometimes
you wear your name tag boldly
and I, I cover mine
and we sit around and wait
for a jailer to set us free from a cage that we create

and you come to visit me sometimes
and you rattle at the gate
but I am safe here on the other side
and we sit around and wait
for a jailer to set us free
from a cage that we create

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from The Burden of Unshakeable Proof, released March 1, 2016

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Vanessa Peters Austin, Texas

Indie singer/songwriter from Texas. Musician, Italophile, Virgo, coffee nerd, food lover, bossy-pants, big ol' softie.
I've released 10+ albums and played over 1000 shows in 11 countries. I'm not done yet.

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