Who Sang Cage the Songbird? The Low Anthem

The Low Anthem Oh My God, Charlie Darwin cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2008-9-2
length: 4:03
additional engineer: Travis Bell
Lyrics
God cage the songbird
Before the feathers run brown
God bar the windows
That we may though hollow be sound

And this island shall be shackled to her waters
Here we vow never to change
Here we will stand at last for something
With no desire to pretend

Send up our prayers to gilded idols
Their names etched in heartwood of palm
And scatter the ashes of the contracts
Their freedom so hollow a song

God cage the songbird
Before the feathers run brown
God bar the windows
That we may though hollow be sound

The street lamp will be tethered to her station
The poor man be tethered to the flesh
The wise man be tethered to his wisdom
The mother be tethered to her cresch

Was your hunger your awareness of salvation
As your chances go slipping to the past
You're tortured by the changing of the seasons
And each grain of sand in the glass

God cage the songbird
Before the feathers run brown
God bar the windows
That we may though hollow be sound

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Charlie Darwin
  • 2 To Ohio
  • 3 The Horizon Is a Beltway
  • 4 Home I'll Never Be
  • 5 Ticket Taker
  • 6 To the Ghosts Who Write History Books
  • 7 (Don't) Tremble
  • 8 Music Box
  • 9 Champion Angel
  • 10 Cage the Songbird
  • 11 OMGCD
  • 12 To Ohio (reprise)

  • Release information
    label: [no label]
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin