Wednesday, February 15

Pacing the Cage with Bruce Cockburn

I have been listening to this song over and over again for about a week now.  Took the CD out from the library and discovered this 1995 song, Pacing the Cage.  Love it.

Best lyrics in the song:

I have proven who I am so many times
The magnetic strips worn thin
And each time I was someone else
And everyone was taken in

I never knew what you all wanted
So I gave you everything
All that I could pillage
All the spells that I could sing
It's as if the thing were written
In the constitution of the age
Sooner or later
You'll wind up pacing the cage

Sometimes the best map will not guide you
You can't see what's round the bend
Sometimes the road leads to dark places
Sometimes the darkness is your friend

Lyrics are musical poetry.  Beautiful things.

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