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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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    Noel TimmJul 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm
    wow; did this take me back to sitting upstairs in my parents house with my older brothers...black lights and all. some of the best music and memories , thanks beautiful day.
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    mauricioernesto_banossandovalJun 3, 2013 at 8:07 pm
    Exelente grupo musical, los escuche por primera vez alla por los años setentas cuando tenia como.
    catorce o quience años de edad.me trae muchos y buenos recuerdos de mi juventud.Saludos!
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    UnregisteredApr 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    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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    UnregisteredApr 10, 2012 at 5:40 am
    White bird is a young adult girl, wanting to see & experience the world but is tied down by her responsibilities. She has a free spirit and would be happy to feel the wind in her hair as she soars above the drudgery of day to day responsibilities. She quietly fades into obscurity.
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    Mia GioiaJul 2, 2013 at 6:56 am
    Ha! My stepfather had this on 8-track and used to make us listen to it all the time. He played it so much that I didn't need to hear it for 35 years. Now I've heard it again, and can't get it out of my head.

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