by Maxwell Bailey

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I'm a bird in a small room
Trapped with a dark sky view
And I don't know what to do
or how to see, who can I even trust?
When my heart's in a tight cage
With claws poisoned with rage
Now I'm wonderin' what to say
I'm in a daze of fear and disgust

If I don't find the room key
Pick the lock till my nails bleed
Keep this heart from fluttering
or miss a beat, in fear that I'll bust
Through a tensile wing test
I'll find the strength in my straight vest
Til' my lungs rip through my chest
It's for the best, I know that you must

It's for the benefit of science
to know that I won't find strength in reliance
If I wasn't clipped I'd run, far as the sun
Fast as a stray bullet from a gun
If you wanna live gotta love yourself
But I'm wearing sheep's clothes in the heat of the bible belt
I'd rather close my eyes, count to three
Try to slow my heartbeat, gotta shake this caffeine

I'm inflamed with a pain dense
Sharpened knife pierced loveless
Veins yield loss in a blood test
Nervous system wrecked, I'm waitin' on a flat line
Slow motion heart keepin' time
Light fades to a dark mine
Lantern light sets my pace
I've finally escaped to be lost in cave

Try to slow my heartbeat, gotta shake this caffeine


released June 25, 2015
Lyrics and music by Maxwell Bailey
Vocals and guitar by Maxwell Bailey
Wilson Recording 2015



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Maxwell Bailey Boston, Massachusetts

Boston based singer-songwriter and guitarist.

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