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  1. Gilded Cage

From the album Nerd From The Suburbs

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Adrian Whitehead – vocal, acoustic guitar, wurly
Jak Housden – bass
Terapai Richmond – drums
Shane O’Mara – slide guitar, fuzz guitar & solo
Jacob Cole - 12 string electric
Jed Pickett – backing vocals
Ursula Woods – backing vocals

Recorded at One Flight Up & Honeybaby Sound (2011) & Yikesville (2017)
Engineered by Jak Housden & Shane O’Mara
Produced & Mixed by Shane O’Mara (2017)
Mastered by Mikey Young

Lyrics

I saw the light and fell out of bed across the space where you slept when you slept
A step outside and its all on show this actor’s life is all I know yeah its all I know
And if I play my part well the world would never know
Just smile and hello they come and go without a question
A wink at my reflection those flattered imperfections
Just pretend just pretend just pretend

But then I woke up with wide eyes here in the sunrise I see right through you
The mirror’s made a gilded cage
And traded its old way to satisfy a reflection to make you happy
But the mirror lied again, thank god its over

She was always a little too smart a little too tall a little too far
But little by little with the grace of a shovel she gave me a part
And if I rehearsed and rehearsed my show and crept like a nurse not to steal her glow
I could bath in her light and take my place in the gallery row
And if I played my part well the girl would never know
Just smile and hello we come and go without a question
It takes a time to realise we’re not ourselves at all
We just pretend just pretend just pretend

But then I woke up with wide eyes here in the sunrise I see right through you
The mirror’s made a gilded cage
And traded its old ways to satisfy a reflection to make you happy
The mirror tried but could not change
And woke up with wide eyes here in the sunrise I see right through you
The mirror’s made a gilded cage
And traded its old way to satisfy a reflection to make you happy
But the mirror lied again, thank god its over