‘Cause I Need Freedom Now

So I’m a little behind with this song, but I only recently discovered this tune while listening to the radio (it’s part of my morning ritual). The lyrics pulled me in. Rich and flavorful, this is the work of a poet. The imagery, the use of consonance and the movement of the verses captivated my ears.  I am talking about “The Cave” by Mumford & Sons. If you are new to the song like me, then please peruse the lyrics while enjoying the crisp resonance of Marcus Mumford’s voice.  I trust you will find it satisfyingly savory:

  Mumford & Sons – The Cave by Christopher Rosen   

It’s empty in the valley of your heart
The sun, it rises slowly as you walk
Away from all the fears
And all the faults you’ve left behind

The harvest left no food for you to eat
You cannibal, you meat-eater, you see
But I have seen the same
I know the shame in your defeat


But I will hold on hope
And I won’t let you choke
On the noose around your neck

And I’ll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I’ll know my name as it’s called again

Cause I have other things to fill my time
You take what is yours and I’ll take mine
Now let me at the truth
Which will refresh my broken mind

So tie me to a post and block my ears
I can see widows and orphans through my tears
I know my call despite my faults
And despite my growing fears


So come out of your cave walking on your hands
And see the world hanging upside down
You can understand dependence
When you know the maker’s land

So make your siren’s call
And sing all you want
I will not hear what you have to say

Cause I need freedom now
And I need to know how
To live my life as it’s meant to be


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