Bird in a Cage

  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • Kristian Bush is a single dad to two children, Tucker and Camille. This song, which takes on cultural issues that affect young girls was written by him and Jennifer Nettles with his teenage daughter in mind. Nettles explained to The Boot the message they wanted to address to her:

    "We are in a time that is ripe within our culture and our country and our world for music to do what it does best, which is transform pain into hope. 'Bird in a Cage,' even though it's celebratory, definitely celebrates one of those messages. And I'm sure - especially with the #MeToo movement - a lot of people can hear that in the bridge.

    It's also a message to the heart of a 13-year-old girl: Kristian's daughter. As we started writing the song, that was really the inspiration behind it, [thinking about] what messages we want her to soak in while she's listening to music."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Janis IanSongwriter Interviews

One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.

Eric BurdonSongwriter Interviews

The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."

They Might Be GiantsSongwriter Interviews

Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.

George ClintonSongwriter Interviews

When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.

AC/DCFact or Fiction

Does Angus really drink himself silly? Did their name come from a sewing machine? See if you can spot the real stories about AC/DC.

Dean PitchfordSongwriter Interviews

Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."