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Intro (Ayla)
Sail away — I have not called for nothin,’ I have not called for nothin’
this way — and from these bars I'm leadin', into the arms of freedom

VERSE 1
Damn I need something break me out of this shell
Damn I need an angel lift me outta my hell

The world looks pale whenever I can't create
It's romance...

I dance with ideas that I take
to the very edge of reason til they're left barely breathing
Don't wanna fall across that line, but I'm leaning

There's gotta be something more fulfilling
There's gotta be a place that isn't based on being laced up with millions

Feels like every single breath we're taking is commodified
My mind is full of shit I seem to think I oughta buy...

And these are just some words from a caged bird...
whose wings remain strong
My flight is my song

I hope to bring you along to sift through clouds
And hover bout a mile above a world gone wild

And maybe not descend until we reach the earth's end

If the harmony we seek ain't found
We'll fly again

CHORUS (Mr. Lif)

Now I understand why the caged bird sings
The melody can help em see the beauty in things
Now I understand all the caged bird's thoughts
The melody's essentially the key to the lock

Now I understand why the caged bird sings
The melody can help em see the beauty in things
Now I understand all the caged bird's thoughts
The melody's essentially the key to the lock

Chorus (Ayla)
Sail away — I have not called for nothin,’ I have not called for nothin’
this way — and from these bars I'm leadin', into the arms of freedom


VERSE 2

Look man, I'm out here struggling
Cause the pressures of the world are so troubling
I take a look in the mirror and I see my harsh truths

I try to put my finer qualities to good use

I identify myself and try to live my own truth

I know I'm on a path,
but sometimes a need proof

A sign or a hint
Please throw me a bone...
Words are my oasis
Songs are my embraces

These are the tender moments
where hopes float across oceans
Seas part
and avenues open

The tangled web...
is curious with an angled head
It speaks the various words that anger said

My levelheadedness may be my greatest asset
As I shuffle cards to wriggle from this widely cast net

Are you hearing my song?
See my wingspan widen?
I'm tryin'
A leap of faith to keep flying

Verse (Ayla)
Wings clipped, tied tip to toe, stalking, walking 'long the edges you were grown with
Shown this, told the mold was a permanent form, but your heart wouldn't hold this
Roll the dice, melt the ice - it is a furious thing when the illusion dies
Eyes wide, open to be chosen by a life you will not choose to be caged by
In the call, in the stalling feet dug deep, heels hold to the memory of what's
Known, shown to be, and though it is comfort it is not home you see
This dare is a deep one
A step off the edge and just jump one
A voice is a song if you use it
The fall is a flight if you choose it

Chorus (Mr. Lif)

Now I understand why the caged bird sings
The melody can help ‘em see the beauty in things
Now I understand all the caged bird's thoughts
The melody's essentially the key to the lock

Now I understand why the caged bird sings
The melody can help ‘em see the beauty in things
Now I understand all the caged bird's thoughts
The melody's essentially the key to the lock

Chorus (Ayla)
Sail away — I have not called for nothin,’ I have not called for nothin’
this way — and from these bars I'm leadin', into the arms of freedom

END SONG

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from Terra Bella, released July 31, 2015

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