Pacing The Cage (4:39)

Cover of The Charity of Night

From The Charity of Night and 19 other releases

thoughtful song about coming to terms with life. In an interview, Cockburn said that this was inspired by a trip to the zoo he took with his young son. He watched the lion, King of the Animals, pace back and forth in the confines of a cage.

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  • CREEKSIDELANE

    it is all about the lyrics

    4 May 11:25pm Reply
  • JJMPB

    stealing fire his best album

    17 Mar 1:02pm Reply
  • bohemian_chic

    I've proven who I am so many times the magnetic strip's worn thin... and each time I was someone else and every one was taken in...

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • radio_face

    Bruce. Wherererer..Have you been? :)

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • DrSlump7

    So beautiful. Just discovered it. Don't know why I put it off!

    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • mccaroll

    nice

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Vaderling52

    Some of the best lyrics ever written.

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • TOMHINKLE57

    I HAVE BEEN LEARNINING HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS ARTIST WHEN I DID NOT KNOW HIM AT ALL UNTIL A MONTH AGO. THANKS SPOTIFY SCROBBLING TO LASTFM!

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • abunono

    Ho!Tom Bombadil,Tom Bombadillo!

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • catdaddybaycali

    "If I had a rocket launcher...I'd make somebody pay"

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • lucy304

    :):):)

    28 Jan 2011 Reply
  • QuiveringGroove

    Very nice song.

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • gertski

    Absolutley wonderful!

    11 Oct 2010 Reply
  • TippyDeVil

    It all was running together, and then this song showed up. Stopped me short. Beautiful and so right.

    26 Dec 2009 Reply
  • chumbanomirchi

    Anything I could say would just distract from the greatest of Coburn's music and poetry.

    12 Sep 2009 Reply
  • _deeperthewound

    Last.fm keeps throwing awesome songs at me, I love it.

    7 Sep 2009 Reply
  • BigKat77

    ...speaks for itself.

    31 Jul 2009 Reply
  • cheekychives

    Brilliant. Great song.

    23 Jul 2009 Reply
  • l0b5ter

    May be one of the most beautiful and heartwrenching songs ever written?

    8 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Brucini101

    Wow...days slip slowly on the page...as long as they keep dripping huh! So pleased by the Shouts. I am doing the double loop and listening to the "cage," again. And again. And again. Let's all thank the emeritus poet voice from the north and, probably, be grateful he never got taken by the success machine (US Style).Thanks all.

    11 May 2009 Reply
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