Inside The Cage
Juliette Lyrics


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It was a thousand pound weight
Moon down on the sun
I lost you sleeping, took off with my fun
You'll find the door on the other side, other side

I'll waste, I'll waste, I'll waste inside the cage
I'll waste, I'll waste, I'll waste inside
You crawl like tipped wine
Cheap tricks and dirty calls
Watching paint dry is good for the walls, it's good for the walls
Silence is deep, never what you'd think

I'll waste, I'll waste, I'll waste inside the cage
I'll waste, I'll waste, I'll waste inside the cage
I'll waste, I'll waste, I'll waste inside the cage
I'll waste, I'll waste, I'll waste inside

Pressure is building up, pressure and pressure is building up
Pressure is building up, pressure and pressure is building up
Pressure is building up, pressure and pressure is building up
Pressure is building up, pressure and pressure

It was the great escape
Foiled guards left in wait
I changed, I came undone
Inside the cell, I would

I'll waste, I'll waste, I'll waste inside the cage
I'll waste, I'll waste, I'll waste inside the cage




I'll waste, I'll waste, I'll waste inside the cage
I'll waste, I'll waste, I'll waste inside

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Inside the Cage" by Juliette and the Licks tell a story of feeling trapped and stuck in a situation that is draining and unfulfilling. The first stanza refers to a heavy burden and losing something valuable while being stuck in a state of boredom and stagnation. The singer speaks of feeling trapped "inside the cage" and wasting away without any hope of escape. The second stanza speaks of the shallowness of some relationships and how sometimes silence can be more profound than any words spoken.


Throughout the song, there is an intense pressure building up, which may refer to the singer's emotional state or external circumstances. Towards the end of the song, it seems like there was an opportunity to escape and break free, but ultimately it led to more despair.


Overall, the lyrics paint a bleak picture of feeling trapped and isolated, with a strong sense of hopelessness and frustration that is palpable in the tone of the song.


Line by Line Meaning

It was a thousand pound weight
I was weighed down by something heavy and oppressive


Moon down on the sun
A paradoxical image suggesting chaos or confusion


I lost you sleeping, took off with my fun
I lost something important to me while preoccupied with something else


You'll find the door on the other side, other side
The way out is not immediately visible or accessible


I'll waste, I'll waste, I'll waste inside the cage
I am trapped and unable to make productive use of my time or energy


You crawl like tipped wine
You move slowly and unsteadily, like a spilled drink


Cheap tricks and dirty calls
Degrading or unethical behavior


Watching paint dry is good for the walls, it's good for the walls
Boredom and monotony can be comforting and provide stability


Silence is deep, never what you'd think
Silence can be ominous or deceptive


Pressure is building up, pressure and pressure is building up
The situation is becoming increasingly intense or stressful


It was the great escape
I attempted to escape a difficult situation


Foiled guards left in wait
My escape attempt was unsuccessful


I changed, I came undone
My attempt to escape had unexpected consequences or caused a crisis


Inside the cell, I would
Even after failed attempts to escape, I am still trapped




Lyrics © Fintage House Publishing
Written by: JASON WOMACK, JULIETTE LEWIS, KEMBLE WALTERS, TODD MORSE

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