Golden Cage

from by Kira Lesley

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Welcome to the first circle
it's a place that I've come to know well
fragments of mercy may fall at your feet
but never forget, you're still in hell

You're in the Golden Cage
born into a gilded age
biding time with silent rage
waiting for your heart to give
or breaking free so you can live

Dress in a gown of pure white
eat from a plastic platter
sleep in a sterilized bed every night
when morning breaks, what does it matter?

Here's a little tip I've learned
somewhere along the way
don't let them know that they're getting to you
don't give your power away

it's time for introductions
everyone state your name
your favorite pie, game, TV show or color
apple or peach, it's all the same

You're in the Golden Cage
born into a gilded age
biding time with silent rage
waiting for your heart to give
or breaking free so you can live

Now carriages line the hallway
black as the minds they consume
angels of death come to wheel them away
to a rubber electronic room

you're nearly dead on the inside
but there's safety in being bound
you might take flight when you exit those doors
you might plunge deeper underground

They say we all have done strange things
they say we're on a reprieve
it's true that we're in the outermost ring
ask yourself, do you really want to leave?

for you're in the Golden Cage
born into a gilded age
biding time with silent rage
waiting for your hear tot give
or breaking free so you can live

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from Kira Lesley - EP, released May 19, 2014

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Kira Lesley Portland, Oregon

I'm a storyteller who uses song to explore the human condition. I am drawn to the universal struggles and stories of folk music and questions of authenticity in music and life. I was born and raised in the City of Roses. I'm a graduate student in Public History and my other research areas include addiction, mental health and religion. ... more

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