The Soul Cages



publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Sumner
album: Track 8 in album The Soul Cages
release date: 1991-1-17
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Pop
styles: Blues Rock/Jazz-Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 5:53

Album Information

label: A&M Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 075021640528
script: Latin

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The boy child is locked in the fisherman's yard
A shoal of nightstars hang fire in the nets

Where is the keeper in his carrion coat?
Where is the child with his father's eyes?
These are the soul cages

The twisted son of the fog bells toll
A tortured human soul
These are the souls of the broken factories
The dead accounting of old guilty promises

These are the soul cages
These are the soul cages
'I have a wager' the brave child spoke
'You will drink what I drink but you must equal me
A soul shall go free'
'I have here a cask of most magical wine
It's wrung from the blood of the sailors who died

Why should I whistle, when the caged bird sings?
You'll spend the rest of forever in the cage with me'
These are the soul cages
These are the soul cages

Like the side of a ship where the iceberg rips
One last curse on the fisherman's lips
These are the soul cages
These are the soul cages

Swim to the light
He dreamed of the ship on the sea
To a place they could never be found
A Newcastle ship without coals


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Island of Souls
  • 2 All This Time
  • 3 Mad About You
  • 4 Jeremiah Blues, Part 1
  • 5 Why Should I Cry for You?
  • 6 Saint Agnes and the Burning Train
  • 7 The Wild Wild Sea
  • 8 The Soul Cages
  • 9 When the Angels Fall