Arcade Fire - My Body Is a Cage Lyrics


My body is a cage
That keeps me from dancing with the one I love,
But my mind holds the key.
My body is a cage
That keeps me from dancing with the one I love,
But my mind holds the key.
I'm standing on the stage
Of fear and self-doubt.
It's a hollow play,
But they'll clap anyway
My body is a cage
That keeps me from dancing with the one I love
But my mind holds the key.
Standing next to me.
My mind holds the key.
I'm living in an age
That calls darkness light
Though my language is dead
Still the shapes fill my head.
I'm living in an age
Whose name I don't know
Though the fear keeps me moving
Still my heart beats so slow
My body is a cage
That keeps me from dancing with the one I love
But my mind holds the key.
Standing next to me.
My mind holds the key.
My body is a...
My body is a cage.
We take what we're given,
Just because you've forgotten, that don't mean you're forgiven.
I'm living in an age
Still turning in the night
But when I get to the doorway
There's no one in sight.
I'm living in an age,
Realizing I'm dancing
With the one I love,
But my mind holds the key.
You're still next to me,
My mind holds the key.
Set my spirit free.
Set my spirit free.
Set my body free.
Set my body free.
Woo!
Set my spirit free.
Set my body free.
Oh, oh. Oh, oh

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Black Mirror
  • 2 Keep the Car Running
  • 3 Neon Bible
  • 4 Intervention
  • 5 Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
  • 6 Ocean of Noise
  • 7 The Well and the Lighthouse
  • 8 (Antichrist Television Blues)
  • 9 Windowsill
  • 10 No Cars Go
  • 11 My Body Is a Cage


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Jeremy Gara, Regine Chassagne, Richard R Parry, Tim Kingsbury, William Butler, Win Butler
    album: Track 11 in album Neon Bible
    release date: 2007-3-2
    popularity : 72 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Post Rock/Experimental/Indie Rock
    length: 4:47
    producer: Arcade Fire
    mixer: Arcade Fire and Nick Launay
    recorded by: Scott Colburn and Markus Dravs
    arranger: Arcade Fire
    programming: Hadji Bakara
    guest choir vocals: Tasha Gero, Joanne Degand, Jean Sherwood, Shauna Callender and Chantel Gero
    composer: Arcade Fire
    lyricist: Arcade Fire
    Album Information
    label: Merge Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 4027795500009
    script: Latin