The Soul Cages

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Gordon Matthew Thomas SumnerCBE (born 2 October 1951), known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist for the rock band The Police. more »


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2011
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The boy child is locked in the fisherman's yard 
There's a bloodless moon where the oceans die 
A shoal of nightstars hang fire in the nets 
And the chaos of cages where the crayfish lie 

Where is the fisherman  where is the goat? 
Where is the keeper in his carrion coat? 
Eclipse on the moon when the dark bird flies 
Where is the child with his father's eyes? 

These are the soul cages 
These are the soul cages 

He's the king of the ninth world 
The twisted son of the fog bells toll 
In each and every lobster cage 
A tortured human soul 

These are the souls of the broken factories 
The subject slaves of the broken crown 
The dead accounting of old guilty promises 
These are the souls of the broken town 

These are the soul cages 
These are the soul cages 
These are the soul cages 
These are the soul cages 

'I have a wager' the brave child spoke 
The fisherman laughed, though disturbed at the joke. 
'You will drink what I drink but you must equal me 
And if the drink leaves me standing, 
A soul shall go free' 

'I have here a cask of most magical wine 
A vintage that blessed every ship in the line 
It's wrung from the blood of the sailors who died 
Young white body adrift in the tide' 

'And what's in it for me my pretty young thing? 
Why should I whistle, when the caged bird sings? 
If you lose a wager with the king of the sea 
You'll spend the rest of forever in the cage with me' 

These are the soul cages 
These are the soul cages 
These are the soul cages 
These are the soul cages 

A body lies open in the fisherman's yard 
Like the side of a ship where the iceberg rips 
One less soul in the soul cages 
One last curse on the fisherman's lips 

These are the soul cages 
These are the soul cages 
These are the soul cages 
These are the soul cages 

Swim to the light 
Swim to the light 

He dreamed of the ship on the sea 
It would carry his father and he 
To a place they could never be found 
To a place far away from this town 
A Newcastle ship without coals 
They would sail to the island of souls

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Written by: GORDON SUMNER

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