Song of the Day: My Body is a Cage by Arcade Fire (covered by Peter Gabriel)

Taya Strizhakova - Kirill as Nils from Selma Lagerlöf’s The Wonderful Adventures of Nils.

My Body Is a Cage by Peter Gabriel is a cover of Arcade Fire’s My Body Is a Cage

Lyrics:

My body is a cage
That keeps me from dancing with the one I love
But my mind holds the key

My body is a cage
That keeps me from dancing with the one I love
But my mind holds the key

I’m standing on the stage
Of fear and self-doubt it’s a hollow place
But they’ll clap anyways

My body is a cage
That keeps me from dancing with the one I love
But my mind holds the key

Standing next to me
My mind holds the key
I’m living in an age
That calls darkness light
Though my language is dead
Still the shapes fill my head

I’m living in a age
Who’s name I don’t know
Though the fear keeps me moving
Still my heart beats so slow

My body is a cage
That keeps me from dancing with the one I love
Though my mind holds the key

Standing next to me
My mind holds the key
My body is a

My body is a cage
We take what we’re given
Just because you’ve forgotten
Doesn’t mean you’re forgiven

I’m living in an age
Screams winding at night
And when I get to the doorway there’s no one inside

I’m living in an age
They laugh and I’m dancing
With the one I love
But my mind holds the key

Standing next to me
My mind holds the key
Set my spirit free
Set my spirit free
Set my body free
Set my body free

Set my spirit free
Set my body free

……

Original by Arcade Fire

“As originally crafted by Arcade Fire on their 2007 album NEON BIBLE, the track gradually gains momentum; beginning with quiet vocals over a simple heartbeat rhythm. Layers of instrumentation build over the course of the song, as does the singer’s intensity. Around the halfway mark the music rises up majestically, threatening to devour the singer. We are told by the singer that his “mind holds the key,” and despite being given no assurance that he’s going to escape his prison, we are optimistic. It all ends abruptly before the 5:00 minute mark. “by  via [PopCultureWorldNews]

Arcade Fire

Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Indie rock, art rock, baroque rock,post-punk revival
Years active 2001–present
Labels Sonovox, Merge, Rough Trade,City Slang, Spunk, Mercury
Associated acts Bell Orchestre, The New International Standards, Owen Pallett, CLARK the band, David Bowie, David Byrne, LCD Soundsystem
Website arcadefire.com
Members Win Butler
Régine Chassagne
Richard Reed Parry
William Butler
Jeremy Gara
Tim Kingsbury
Past members Josh Deu
Alan Lavian
Myles Broscoe
Brendan Reed
Dane Mills
Tim Kyle
Howard Bilerman
Sarah Neufeld

Peter Gabriel

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Birth name Peter Brian Gabriel
Born 13 February 1950 (age 64)
Chobham, Surrey, England
Genres Progressive rock, art rock, experimental rock, pop rock, alternative rock, worldbeat
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, humanitarian
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, piano, flute, percussion, oboe, drums,harmonica, guitar
Years active 1967–present
Labels Atlantic, Geffen, Real World,Charisma/Virgin EMI/Universal,
Associated acts Genesis, Kate Bush
Website http://www.petergabriel.com

image by Taya Strizhakova

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