Caged Bird (Words by Maya Angelou)

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Recorded at Griz Studios

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Maya Angelou

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

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from DEMO, released August 9, 2013

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Lara Kroeker Vancouver, British Columbia

Lara builds song structures and sounds by looping phrases using her voice, violin and looping station (Boss RC300).

Lara has played with indie groups for a long, long time (Attics and Cellars, Sparrow, The Beauticians, The Insomniacs, The Mudlarks), and played backup for k-os on the George Stroumboulopoulos show.

Lara studied Roma music and incorporates these different styles into her music.
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