Allan Rayman - The Bird & The Cage Lyrics

[*Seagulls & Waves*]
[*Phone ringing*]

[Allan:] Yeah
[Girl:] Allan, where are you?
[Allan:] I had to go for a drive. Just need some space. I don't get it, you wanted me like this, you wanted me this way
[Girl:] No. I don't know how to have you like this. Allan, everything that happened in the last 3 weeks, I don't remember any of it. I sound crazy, but it's true. You have to believe me. Something happened to me... to us...
[Allan:] All I want in this world are you and my music, you know that. You really scared the hell out of me today. Look, I'll be home late tonight. Just need some time is all
[Girl:] Allan, wai-

He can't be loved right now, no
He can't be loved right now, no

Well he woke up like this
Oh, carefree, he's careless
He take after his momma
I know he hears voices
Well listen to them talk
It's power
Well driven by these motives, he can't even understand
He sees ears, they see albums
Start a fire, row 22
In the woods, late, [?]
One song, new lyric
One face, two voices, amen
Now he follows them, well now he's listening
Now he's listening, got 'em all listening
One face, two voices, amen, amen

We're best alone
He can't be loved right now
We're better alone
He can't be loved right now, no
We're best along
Can't be loved right now
We're better alone
He can't be loved right now, no

Well, I'm alive and well
With only five years I've slept
My body's strong and still
After all the tears we wept, oh
I will listen to your words out
It's power
And take a bite from the apple
Second thought, eat the whole damn thing while I slither
I'm helping you, can't you see that?
I'm tryna finish what you started that you wouldn't have the strength to finish even if you got it
Oh, I know that
That's how this world works
Feel me, man
Work with me Allan

We're best alone
He can't be loved right now
We're better alone
He can't be loved right now, no
We're best along
Can't be loved right now
We're better alone

[*Applause, door slam*]
Not now...
Shut up, shut up, not now
Shut up
No, no
Shut up, shut up, not now
Let me handle this
(Allan! Allan!)
Yeah, sorry, one minute, please
All those people out there, all those faces
Screaming at you, looking at you
How long can you really ride the wave?
How long before the crash?
Yeah, yeah, alright

How many people have I met before?
How many stories have I heard before?
How many times does the introduction hold me accountable?
That was Allan Rayman, no
This is Mr. Roadhouse, nice to meet you
If you follow me, I'll take you to the backroom
Please take your shoes off, don't need them in the backroom
You've been here before? Well, this is best without them
No one knows about them
Welcome to the circle, Mr. Roadhouse
Wait, what about Allan?
He'll be alright, just go ahead, I'll tell him
I'll tell him what he misses
Tell him what he love about it, everything he wishes
All the girls love him now, his friends are getting vicious
This is [?]
This a world for the idols, build a statue, boy
They're smiling at you, boy
Quick, check his vitals
Oh, Allan

Oh, how did we get here?
What have you done now?
Oh no, oh no
How did we get here?
What have you done now, Mr. Roadhouse?

Sometimes, well now, most times
I feel like I'm losing my mind
I'm losing my mind, I'm losing my mind
I'm losing my mind, I'm losing my mind
I'm gone

T-minus 15 seconds, guidance is internal
12, 11, 10, 9, ignition sequence start
6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0
All engines running
Lift off, we have a lift off

I'm not up, I feel so chewed up, it's real
Oh, what have I done? Oh, no
I rattle the cage
This is not my name
Look what I've become

There's nothing you can do now
I brought this all on myself
There's nothing you can do now
I brought this all on myself

Beware the wolf
Oh, [?] wolf
He knows the woods
He knows the woods
He sees ahead
He sings ahead
He's gone too far too fast
He's gone too far too fast
He knows the path they speak of
Only whispers
He knows the path (Beware the wolf) they don't speak of
Beware the wolf
2 years coming

There's nothing you can do now
I brought this all on myself
There's nothing you can do now
I brought this all on myself

There's nothing you can do now

Together, you and I are laying the foundation of your idol
Together, we are wolves of the hunt
Without me, you're nothing but a sheep to the slaughter
Let me take care of this
Embrace your destiny

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Allan Rayman The Bird & The Cage Comments
  1. Michael Orozco




  3. OX ?

    Man, everyday I listen to allan. Iam forever in his debt for his lyrics.. every song Hits home for me.. 💯🎵🎶🎵🎹🎸🎷

  4. Stan Mulder

    Ger in on spotify please😩

  5. Belialith

    Haha. You like horror movies like I do. Exorcist three? when the dude walks through the hallway hahah with the clippers in his hand?....the boat.

    Do you know how long it takes to build dead brain cells back up again?
    You don't want to know!

  6. Jim Wade

    I cant even attempt to tell you how my ears are dancing to this guys songs , This guys music is like one of those smoky grill places where you get the ultimate steak and baked potato. Id love to express him more but thats digging into my listening time. This GUY is so fucking special.

  7. Savariah2369 606

    Saw this video for the first time on the river

  8. Amanda Soares

    Que delícia de música!

  9. Jessie Rose

    She's so pretty

  10. Donald C

    I would really enjoy this Allan to put on a chill show in Detroit ..better yet 60 miles north of Detroit. Let's Make it happen

  11. verica dudanovska


  12. You Tube

    Am in love with this voice 😍

  13. Anton Suprun

    Anyone know where I could find the guitar tabs for this song?.... It's so good

  14. Omar Scalise

    Completely blown away by the shots......Thank you for this beautiful 3 minutes.

  15. StarChild Fuego

    Still a secret. I'm glad.,I found this music. Life long fan

  16. Randy Steinke

    I love your hair pretty lady.

  17. SH1T

    Thank you, for your good music.

  18. Tumurbaatar Otgontsetseg

    If I was a song, this is it.

  19. Valarie Vals


  20. Agustina Sánchez

    I'd love to love you, baby
    I'd love to love you
    I love to love you, baby
    I'd love to love you

    I never wanna let you go
    And I am the reason that you let me go
    I am the lover, I'm the undertow
    I never wanna let you go
    And I am the reason that you let me go
    I am the lover, I'm the undertow
    I ain't got time no more

    [Verse 1]
    25, a quarter to, I ain't through diggin' you yet
    I'm crushing you, 22, memories live and regret
    I ain't got time no more
    I got all the love with no time no more
    I got all the love with no time no more

    [Verse 2]
    Sweet teen burn, it's you that's giving me sweat
    Well, my love learning all the moves and all the right steps
    I ain't got time no more
    I got all the love, but with no time no more
    Said I got all the love with no time no more

  21. Calvin Johnson

    How you know this song is amazing with only 81 dislikes

  22. Calvin Johnson

    I am listening to this in 2018

  23. noori blue

    i still don’t understand why he is so underrated

  24. Kymberly Damian

    This is amazinnnngggggg

  25. Kristina Marie

    So underrated this is amazing!!!!! Love it! Never heard anything like this before love the ummmph in it!!!

  26. Adrian Sanchez

    I cant wait to get my own house n smoke to this on my couch, while watching on a big screen..

  27. Yun Phát Nguyễn

    scott disick and sofia richie in the video hihi

  28. Snarethedrummer

    Thank you for including a dynamic shift in your music <3

  29. Attila Morgan

    Khaleesi ?

    Jennifer Campagna

    Lindsay @linmick @spot6management

  30. Shiyana Daniels

    Him and Tash Sultana should do a collab

    Agustina Sánchez

    Shiyana Daniels yes please!!!!!

  31. CrappieDev

    Last of a dying breed. Look at the rest of us.. no talent lol this guy should open some eyes not some ears


    حريقة 🔥🔥

  33. weshskugangwabreheyyah !

    Damn this girl...

    Jennifer Campagna


  34. SwizzySway

    Man wtf lol I’m just finding out about this dude! This song gave me chills and this mans voice is TOUGH! 💯🔥

  35. Bleed PRPL&GOLD

    Thank God for YouTube and little hidden gems like this...
    This cut should be everywhere. Mainstream radio has its head so far up its ass it can't see daylight.

  36. mateo lebihan

    This is fucking sick

  37. Samantha S.

    Team Introverts

  38. Karolina Kleszcz

    Obsessed. Keep making music like this, it's rare these days

  39. Wolf Dawg

    I'm going to see him in an hour at Capital Ballroom in Victoria...thank you Atomique Productions....I fucking love you guys!

  40. Keeng

    Seconds into the vid I thought there was no sound.

  41. Thomas Lang

    Didin't realise mother of dragons was in the video..:)

  42. Fulltilt Robby

    Thanks Stromboshow

  43. Gabe Gutierrez

    Have you seen Allan Rayman's new video for #Repeat check it out here!

  44. Daniella Risi

    Check out Allan Rayman's new song "Repeat" with Jessie Reyez! And if you're in NYC you can catch him at Warsaw Brooklyn on December 5th!

  45. Anthony Pavuk

    check out his new video "Repeat" with Jessie Reyez!!

  46. michaud maltais kevin

    i feel like my soul is free again when i listen to this song .thank you bro i wish u the best

  47. V Bussberg

    Went on a first date tonight and he recommended I listen to Allan, I'm going to have to go on a 2nd date just to thank him for introducing me to this amazing music 🎶

    Dan DePippo

    V Bussberg one of the realist things I've learned in life is that Music is honest to God the key to the soul. No cliche intended. Take it how you want. But it's changed my life

    Cesar Da Cunha

    Are you guys married now? It‘s been a year now :p


    Marry him

    Idara Carmichael

    He’s a real one omg😭

  48. Andrass ƒenriss

    Am I the only who think she looks like Daenerys?

  49. Gilly_Bomaye420

    good shit. keep that 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 coming.

  50. Lorie

    His voice = pure talent

  51. Lorie

    His voice = pure talent

  52. Pure Style

    He makes the harmonica cool... 😎

  53. jacq M

    I found gold! but the gold will turn to silver because the radio will over play this guy's music😣

  54. Just Be

    Allan the entire composition of your song is STELLAR
    The video could doesn't match it though...

  55. Samantha Fields

    This is my favorite song. Play it on repeat. Rayman is pure talent.

  56. Youssef

    Why hipster music is so good ?

  57. puzz88

    heard about allen rayman from a youtube ad...cant believe hes based in toronto!! thats awesome, hi music is really good!!

  58. Ted Ritchie

    Love this music, a story in every single song. Ive listened to every song I could find on here and spotify, and each time I (repeat) the songs still goosebumps. Incredible talent, cant wait for more.

  59. Kelsey Kerwood

    Plaid is a surprisingly hot look on the mother of dragons.

  60. Christopher Joseph

    I can see Allan doing a remake of 'Stronger' similar to 30 seconds to Mars version. Voice would be perfect.

  61. jmhadahorse

    Where was this filmed?

    Jennifer Campagna

    Kawartha Lakes

  62. grace sucks

    OMG. I was on Spotify and there was like a preview/commercial of his music so I screen shot it and decided to look up his music...I'm so glad that I did🖤

  63. Benjamin Ferron

    addicted to your music it's crazy

  64. K. Bae

    7 dislikes??????????

  65. Karoline Layse

    Musica pra transar sexo

  66. Mack Lougheed

    Wayhome babe

  67. Robert May

    this is fire

  68. Crissy Kaunaoa

    music that you can get lost into....dive into...drown out the day to.

  69. Jonathan Beltran

    This song is amazing.

  70. yvnvsh

    I could vibe to this all day long, hes the best, the real ones out there✌🏻🙏🏻💯💪🏻

  71. natalia ziegert

    The music is incredible!!

  72. Jessikah Kelly

    love his voice Idk how he isn't #1 fuck all yall haters yall couldn't sing half as good as him , go home don't quit ur day job , go somewheres else with ur shitty comments .. thank you ..

  73. A Gator

    This song is on 🔥

  74. shwannz

    great voice, great music but these video interludes are a little bit of an anti-climax. love your work dude.

  75. Brian peebles

    I spend a dolla on spotify & come upon good azz muzik smh

    Nathan Lobato

    Brian peebles exactly 🤘

  76. Thomas Siegers

    Wake up guys

  77. S. Andres

    This is insane, gonna blow up

  78. Yohan Euphoryon

    Shitty pop-rock advertisement while I was hearing to mighty Wardruna...

  79. milad zahedi

    for the first time i hear an artist that i wanna hear every one of his songs .. he rocks... Respect bro..

  80. Intono

    she looks like Elsa Jean and it ruins the artistic part for me.

  81. India Venne

    I saw you yesterday in Montreal and you were amazing. Thank you.

  82. Windermere Music

    Saw him open for James Vincent Mcmorrow in Montreal last night, just him and his guitarist on stage, they killed it

  83. Raza

    she looks like khaleesi


    Raza I was coming just to see if anyone else thought that. 😂

  84. Nady HeavyLøud

    1 dislike... fool

    Jessikah Kelly

    Nady HeavyLøud fuck off then

  85. Nady HeavyLøud

    i looooooove your voice

  86. YouriCastro

    so smooth <3

  87. z3nok v

    iubesc melodia asta 👉💪👈 😘

  88. Laure Anctil PTE

    Sweet Pure Sound

  89. Brian LO

    I saw this MV as an ad on YouTube. Ready to skip. oh ain't I glad I stayed.
    this is beautiful

  90. N3I5K4H

    This is pure ART, i realy like this kind of music that give u the chills. Wish him great time on the tour !

  91. Madi Ervie

    1 word


  92. The Dude

    why is that on YouTube this song is called The Cage but on Spotify its 25.22?

    The Dude

    lol it does but i don't care his music is still amazing

    Alex Booth

    no doubt, this dude croons hot fire 🔥

    Kinetic Nrgie

    The Dude most of the videos have more than one of his songs. Allan doesn't just do music videos. He makes movies, accompanied by his music.

    The Dude

    Kinetic Nrgie yeah I understand but this is a music video to 22.25

    Bryson Page

    The Dude it's not tho, Allan isn't like most artists, this story he's telling (which also is apart of "the bird" story) fits best with this song, which may have inspired or been inspired by these either fictional or real events

  93. Marrkus Reese


  94. Brooks Wright

    Our little secret...for now.

    L Smith

    He's at wayhome this summer so he's starting to get exposure


    We found himmmmm >:D

    Jawny Bonez

    Brooks Wright someone's cheating lol

    Bleed PRPL&GOLD

    This cat is fire

  95. Jean Claudine

    allan for president

    Nick Wroble

    word up


    @Jean Claudine why does he list Lost Springs as his hometown?

    Kinetic Nrgie

    Allan is originally from Lost Springs, though he now lives in Toronto.

    Sai M.

    He is from Toronto, he said it while performing live.

    elijah obregon

    HE WAS BORN IN LOST SPRINGS, WYOMING!!! So ya, i know who i'm voting for next election.


    I've been waiting and it was worth it!! Can't wait to see him live!!

    Zach.Smead 86

    ANTONIOMIRELEZ13 we are gonna be wating till 2020 lol