Song of the Day #3,228: ‘The Cage’ – Travis

The Scottish band Travis put out a few lovely albums in the late 90s and early 00s, the best of which was probably 2001’s The Invisible Band.

That album is chock full of beautiful, fragile tracks like today’s Song of the Day, ‘The Cage.’ Lead singer/songwriter Fran Healy has a knack for penning aching choruses that make perfect use of his distinctive tenor voice.

You broke the bread
We drank the wine
Your lip was bleedin’ but it was fine
Come on inside babe
Across the line
I love you more than I

But then this bird just flew away
She was never meant to stay
Oh to keep her caged
Would just delay the spring

You broke your word
Now that’s a lie
We had a deal that you would try
Come on inside girl
I think it’s time
High time we drew the line

But then this bird just flew away
While I looked the other way
Oh to keep her caged
Would just delay the spring

You broke my soul dear
You stole the plot
You left an empty shot
There’s nothing left here
‘Cause you took the lot
An empty cage is all I’ve got

‘Cause when your bird has flown away
She was never meant to stay
Oh to keep her caged
Would just delay the spring
To keep her caged
Would just delay… the spring

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,228: ‘The Cage’ – Travis

  1. Dana says:

    I really like their sound. Great song.

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