"Bird in a Cage"

Do you know why the caged bird sings
After you tied it down and clipped its wings?
Clamped up the door with circuit-boards
Short-circuited in the rainstorm

Before I kissed you, I got my tetanus shot
I feared that maybe the rust had rubbed off
Was that a bad thing? I couldn't decide
So I decided to shut up and bide my time

You'd know I'd fly a million miles
To put a million miles between me and you
Poured some bleach to clean up my brain
But the tear-stains reappear when I think of you

All the food you bring, I just peck and pick
Your drug's side effects are that I'm hot and sick
Woozy on my perch I see the ground below
Who'd have thought a bird would wish to fall?

My heart beats in sync with the high clock's ticks
So my heart goes missing with the candle wicks
At 2:00 a.m. I wait for the sunrise
Well there goes another day before I die

You'd know I'd fly a million miles
To put a million miles between me and you
Poured some bleach to clean up my brain
But the tear-stains reappear when I think of you

And the shame-soaked chips on my shame-washed floor
Are an ocean I must swim to reach the door
You have me locked so tight even light can't escape
But I know what exactly fits the keyhole shape

All this heavy baggage can't make it past the gate
All these chorus repeats are gonna make me late
I said your girl needs some help getting past
Boy, I've never seen you run away so fast

Whoops, it seems I've missed the midnight train
Good for me at least you taught me how to wait
So when you come back from working I'll be right here
You know I'll always share this cage with you, my dear

You'd know I'd fly a million miles
To put a million miles between me and you
Poured some bleach to clean up my brain
But the tear-stains reappear when I think of you
But why, oh why, if I'm so sad
Why would you be crying too?