Bird in a Cage

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  • It's safe and quiet, all you've
    You didn't choose it but you call it home
    You wouldn't have these wings
    If you weren't meant to fly
    It's where you learn to sing
    I'll meet you on the outside

    A bird in a cage
    Don't know that you were born to fly away
    The world's a bigger place
    Than all the fear you face
    It's hard to explain
    To a bird in a cage

    You dreamed you heard a song
    Outside the open door
    They told you it was wrong
    So you don't dream no more
    They tell you to believe
    What the believe is right
    Will you choose fight or flight

    For a bird in a cage
    Don't know that you were born to fly away
    The world's a bigger place
    Than all the fear you face
    It's hard to explain
    To a bird in a cage

    Same hands that hold your prayer
    Same hands that keep you there
    You try to shift the blame
    When there's nowhere to put the paper
    Who you are is back behind it
    And I believe that you can find it
    When the dark feels like it's darker
    You've tried easy and I've tried harder to chase

    You're not a bird in a cage
    You were born to fly away
    The world's a bigger place
    Than all the fear you face
    And you were never made
    Are we all birds in a cage
    (Birds in a cage)
    Are we all born this way
    (Are we born this way)
    We try not to think about it
    What we would be without it
    You were never made
    (You were never made)
    To be a bird in a cage
    (To be a bird in a cage)
    You were born to fly away
    The world' s a bigger place
    Than all the fear you face
    And you were never made
    To be a bird in a cageWriter/s: Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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