Pacing the Cage Song Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn The Charity of Night cover art
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Sunset is an angel weeping
Holding out a bloody sword
No matter how I squint I cannot
Make out what it's pointing toward
Sometimes you feel like you've lived too long
Days drip slowly on the page
You catch yourself
Pacing the cage

I've proven who I am so many times
The magnetic strip's worn thin
And each time I was someone else
And every one was taken in
Hours chatter in high places
Stir up eddies in the dust of rage

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Night Train
  • 2 Get Up Jonah
  • 3 Pacing the Cage
  • 4 Mistress of Storms
  • 5 The Whole Night Sky
  • 6 The Coming Rains
  • 7 Birmingham Shadows
  • 8 The Mines of Mozambique
  • 9 Live on My Mind
  • 10 The Charity of Night
  • 11 Strange Waters


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Bruce Cockburn
    album: Track 3 in album The Charity of Night
    release date: 1996
    popularity : 107 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    length: 4:38
    vocal: Bruce Cockburn
    mixer: John Whynot
    recorded by: John Whynot
    bass: Rob Wasserman
    keyboard: Janice Powers
    acoustic guitar: Bruce Cockburn

    Album Information

    label: Rykodisc
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 014431036620
    script: Latin