I am a bird trapped in a cage

Picking my feathers

Gone mad with rage


Once I flew high above great twilight cloud

Conquered my fear

Lived strong and proud


Now I have slipped into the great depth below

My body is sluggish

My mind it moves slow


There is no freedom for the likes of me

This life is a trial

My soul yearns to be free


No strength to be gained from things that have passed

Here in the moment

No memory can last


But if I am patient and if I am true

This cage will be broken

This sentence past due


And so while you laugh as you stare through the bars

My strength returns to me

I am made of the stars


You cannot control me though my body’s confined

My spirit eternal

No bars round my mind