Monday, September 8, 2008

This Cage...

I wrote this song a long time ago. During a time when everyday was about numbing the pain through alcohol and then some. This was a time of venturing off to Puerto Galera practically every weekend trying to escape something that's inescapable. I met new friends who run a resort in White Beach because I went there often. They had a fresh perspective of me as a person. They didn't know anything other than what I've told them. They treated me well, and enjoyed making music with me. It was funny that it took complete strangers for me to feel loved back then.

Beyond all the excessive vices, music and good-natured people pulled me through during those times. It's nice to look back at those times. And realize that I actually managed to go through it and come out a better person.

Anyway, I'm rambling. Below is the prose of the song. I haven't recorded this song even though I've thought about doing so for ages. The only way you'll hear the music for this is if you join me at an inuman jam. LOL!



This Cage
Words and Music: Aldous Castro

Banging on the walls inside my head.
Struggling in the water I tread.
Feeling around in this dark world so blind.
As I push the dirt out, it feels like a crime.

No way.
Find my way.

Oh I yearn to be free.
Free from myself.
Oh I yearn to be free.
Escape from this cage.
This cage.
This cage.
This cage.

I've been kicking myself in the teeth.
Bashing my head until I bleed and weep.
Killing my being until I feel no more.
Wishing this numbness would seep my core.

No way.
Find my way.

Oh I yearn to be free.
Free from myself.
Oh I yearn to be free.
Escape from this cage.

I scream into the heavens.
Wishing that someone would hear me.
I sing into the heavens.
Wishing that someone would come down and save me.

Oh I yearn to be free.
Free from myself.
Oh I yearn to be free.
Escape from this cage.
This cage.
This cage.
This cage.



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1 comment:

mnel said...

starting out anew is sometimes the best way to feel normal again, but then again, whether we like it or not, we'd always go back to the life we try to leave behind. :)