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It's A Beautiful Day – White Bird lyrics

White bird,
in a golden cage,
on a winter's day,
in the rain.

White bird,
in a golden cage,
alone.

The leaves blow,
Across the long black road.
To the darkened skies,
in its rage

But the white bird just sits in her cage,
unknown.

White bird must fly
Or she will die

White bird,
dreams of the aspen trees,
with their dying leaves,
turning gold.

But the white bird just sits in her cage,
growing old.

White bird must fly or she will die.
White bird must fly or she will die.

The sunsets come, the sunsets go.
The clouds roll by,and the earth turns old.
And the young bird's eyes do always glow.

She must fly,
She must fly,
She must fly.

White bird,
In a golden cage,
On a winter's day, in the rain.

White bird,
In a golden cage alone.

White bird must fly or she will die.
White bird must fly or she will die.
White bird must fly or she will die.
White bird must fly



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    White bird is the person who always dreamed of flying. He feels the passion of flight as a plane flies overhead, a sparrow lands on his front lawn, in the beauty of a moth's wings. His passion remains, but the majority of his years on this earth have passed. As he looks out the front window of his house(cage), he knows that one day he will die, but asks himself will he ever take that step, to learn to fly.
  • u
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    White bird is a free spirit trapped in a situation, such as a relationship that doesn't work. She will die regardless--all living things do. However, if she remains in her golden cage--her situation--she will die of having never flown as high as she might have nor as far. If she escapes her cage, she will be free to soar but will have to find shelter and forage for food. It's one of those eternal conflicts that life is fraught with. It is the meaning of the phrase: "better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. "
  • u
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    This song has many meanings in my eyes and heart, all of the above. However, since it was released in 1968 it could have other meanings as well. The viet nam conflict was going on and the world was a mess as it still is so therefore this meaning could still be the same therefore it could be about peace. It could be about a child or wife/mother/girlfriend being abused in any way shape or form. I prefer it as a song of peace though.
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    ingrid threet
    This song represents a beautiful woman caught in an abusive relationship. She is relished with materialistic things of comfort, but she is locked away; lonely. She dreams of starting a new life, and finding a sense of "freedom", as represented by the act of 'flying". She lets the seasons pass her by, and she ages. The song lyrics warn her that she must act on her dreams or she will die.
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    I always took it at face value, as being about a lonely caged bird. Whenever I hear this song, I think of my mother's canary, fruitlessly singing for a mate that will never come. Trapped in a cage, with no hope of feeling the wind beneath their wings, or enjoying the "aspen trees". Just stuck on a perch and destined to live out it's life, hour after hour, day after day alone. SAD!

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