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Bird Cage

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Bird Cage is the title of a Doherty solo number, released on his second solo album, Hamburg Demonstrations, in December 2016.

The song appeared as part of the a soundtrack during the final few minutes of "Confession of a Child of the Century" (French: La confession d'un enfant du siŤcle) - 2012 French drama film directed by Sylvie Verheyde. The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and is an adaptation of Alfred de Musset's 1836 autobiographical novel of the same name.

Appearing on

Hamburg Demonstrations Peter DohertyAlbum2016-12-02
Sequel To The Prequel Demos (with Suzi Martin) BabyshamblesFan mixtape2013-09-06

Concerts

La Maroquinerie Peter DohertyParis, France2013-02-04
The Kooples Peter DohertyParis2012-03-13

Lyrics

Little bird
In a cage
Youíve been turning heads around
Yeah you played your part
You sang along
Under their instruction
Looking through the bars
Staring at the stars

Only love can heal the sickness of celebrity

One by one and day by day
See the good ones, they fall (?) away
See you standing there styling,
You know you should be soaring

I know that you said we could never be together
Youíre too pretty and I'm too clever
Good morning heartache and oh these foolish things

Only love can break the sickness of simplicity

Love is the bread
Love is the wine

Love is the bread
Love is the wine
Love is the soulís heart close

Love is the bread
Love is the wine
Love is the soulís heart cold

Why, the caged bird always sings
Through the ages for the pleasure of the king?
Kneeling down with a thorn in your crown,
Calling out your name, you slip away

I know that you said we could never be together,
Youíre too pretty and I'm too clever
Good morning heartache
Oh, these foolish things.

Only love can break the secrets of simplicity

Love is the bread
Love is the wine

Love is the bread
Love is the wine
Love is the soulís heart close

Love is the bread
Love is the wine
Love is the soulís heart cold