Heart in a Cage
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Heart in a Cage is the third song of the 3rd album of The Strokes: First Impressions of Earth


Well I don't feel better

When I'm fucking around

And I don't write better

When I'm stuck in the ground

So don't teach me a lesson

Cause I've already learned

Yeah the sun will be shining

And my children will burn

Oh the heart beats in its cage

I don't want what you want

I don't feel what you feel

See I'm stuck in a city

But I belong in a field

Yeah we got left, left, left, left, left, left, left

Now it's three in the morning and you're eating alone

Oh the heart beats in its cage

All our friends, they're laughing at us

All of those you loved you mistrust

Help me I'm just not quite myself

Look around there's no one else left

I went to the concert and I fought through the crowd

Guess I got too excited when I thought you were around

Oh he gets left, left, left, left, left, left, left

I'm sorry you were thinking; I would steal your fire.

The heart beats in its cage

Yes the heart beats in its cage


And the heart beats in its cage

Music VideoEdit

Heart in a Cage
The music video for "Heart in a Cage" was directed by Samuel Bayer, and was shot in New York City. It was shot in black and white and featured the band members playing in various locations in the city, such as on tall skyscrapers, or, in singer Julian Casablancas's case, the pavement.

As said in Rolling Stone, Albert Hammond, Jr. almost died on the set of the shooting of the video when 40 mph winds almost blew him off the top of the building.

Hammond commented that "It's not like it's the first time I've almost died on a shooting for a music video."