life without a cage lyrics – adrian belew

you used to feel free
you used to feel fine
now you feel like a captive
in your very own mind

i hear you’ve been walking on eggs again
perched on the edge of the lunatic fringe
you can’t fly, can’t fly, you can’t fly away
you’re thinkin’ about life without a cage

what can i say to you
i’m in a different state
what can i offer you
i’m on another stage
what can i do for you?

i hear you’ve been dying in your living room
chained to the furniture, looking for the door
you can’t move, can’t move, you can’t move eternally
still thinkin’ about life without a cage

you smile much less, yes,
invariably the verge of a frown
you sleep in all day,
hiding from your reasoning

you used to be free
well, what can i say?

/ adrian belew lyrics