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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 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. "
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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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    The white bird in a golden cage represents David and Linda Laflame and the promise of future stardom as the sit in their managers attic above the bar later to known as the San Francisco sound.

    The leaves blow across the long black road to the darkened skies in their rage to me represents the growing suspicion that their manager was keeping them secluded and the future looking bleak as time slowly passed them by.

    The white bird dreams of the aspen trees with their dying leaves turning gold. Followed up by the verse but the white bird just sits in her cage growing old speaks of the entrapment they were feeling as they had no money. No transportation but t burned with the desire to be heard but felt powerless to make it happen.

    Time slipping by and the burning desire for stardom is summed up beautifully in the verse the sunsets come, the sunsets go the clouds roll by and the earth turns old and the young birds eyes do always glow speaks of the frustration of their isolation and yet they refuse to lose their desire.

    White bird must fly or she will die continues the theme of their burning desire to perform. To be heard and deciding they will never give up on their dreams.
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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.
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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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    White bird represents your soul and the golden cage is your body. Standing in the rain represents all of lifes challenges that pour down on us continuosly. White bird alone is how sometimes while going through the trials of life we feel alone. But we can choose to end it all at any point. You dream of perfect days but you get caught in the groove of surviving to provide for your family but neglecing to make time to share with your loved ones until you grow to old and all you have on this earth you must leave behind and set the dove 'your spirit' free of the golden cage 'your body' to move on to heaven you must go or the white bird 'your spirit' will die if you refuse to let your earthly body go.
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    Thomas Wright
    This song was written on a rainy winter day in Seattle. Is there any other kind in Seattle? Anyway, they had booked a tour with poor management and they were sitting in their hotel room depressed, and this is the song that expressed their feelings at the time. Oh, and for anyone that has not lived in Seattle, Winter can be a, bit depressing at times but we also have a lot more sun that we are given credit for.
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    This song means that you have the choice to remain in your cage. You have the freedom. Or you can break free. You have the freedom. To set yourself free.
    If you choose to remain in your cage. Knowing that you have the power to fly away any time you want. Well then. What can anyone say that will save you?
    You must flap your own wings because nobody else can.
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    The white bird is a pigeon,enamored with herself,doomed to feed off of worms left by torrential rainstorms in the midsummer's night dream . Awake bird of white, thou dirty fronds are leftover brutes that swam after your shallow whip.Cling to freedom the joke is pale and swans are white too and fairer.
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    jerry1962
    It'a about a (possibly) magic bird which lives millions of years and learns to live with her captivity. Even though the earth turns old, the bird remains young and has glowing eyes. Birds eyes only glow when they are nocturnal or crepuscular and have light shone in them, so this reference doesn't make any sense. In fact the song was probably, at least partly, written in a bit of drug haze when much meaning is lost.
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