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Alabama 3 — Let the Caged Bird Sing
Album: Power in the Blood
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Released: 2002
Length: 2:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
He had the hands of a missionary
She had the body of a nun
And in the fumblings of their union
They found the key to kingdom come
He bought her a bird in a silver cage
For blessed company
'Cause he knew one day they're gonna lock the door
And throw away the key

So blow out the candles
Mornings moving in
Flowers bloom on alcatraz now
Let the caged bird sing yeh
Let the caged bird sing
Let the caged bird sing yeh
Let the caged bird sing

The church they call 'em anarchists
Class war they call 'em saints
When they lost the plot they kept moving
Lookin for heavens gates
They stole a car and got as far
As the motel on Damascus road
When the TV screen blew back their dreams
When the cathode ray exploded

So blow out the candles
Mornings moving in
Flowers bloom on alcatraz now
Let the caged bird sing yeh
Let the caged bird sing
Let the caged bird sing yeh
Let the caged bird sing

Rimbaud left his soul behind
Leavin ghosts surveyin the scene
Movin from light to the dead of night
Just to keep his cold heart clean
And the prisonaires from the sprawling slums
Saw a new day movin in
Not baton charge from the ruling guards
Could stop the caged bird singin

So blow out the candles
Mornings moving in
Flowers bloom on alcatraz now
Let the caged bird sing yeh
Let the caged bird sing
Let the caged bird sing yeh
Let the caged bird sing
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 soozbc wrote:
Finally I'm hearing some A3 that isn't Woke Up This Morning. I love these guys. My all time favourite band in the past 10 years. I don't think this is their best song by a long shot but it has brought some joy to an otherwise ordinary morning.
 

Hi! Alabama 3 is my favorite band too and I'm sooo sad cause they never play here (south european country's).One of my biggest wishes is to go to their jam, with whiskey bottle and cigar in my hands. :) I will try to submit "Peace In The Valley" and some other more quality stuff from A3...
 HazzeSwede wrote:
My little birdie is always free to fly and she's singing ! {#Whistle}  #8 #9

 
Not anymore,,today she's walking and has lost her singing voice !  {#Sad}
No offense, but based on this song, I'm trusting BillG's judgement over yours.
 
danagle wrote:
Wow, of all the songs Alabama 3 has, this is probably most mediocre.  This particular album is their weakest album, and even it has a lot a good songs.  I'm both happy that RP is playing A3, but sad because of the selection.
 


Wow, of all the songs Alabama 3 has, this is probably most mediocre.  This particular album is their weakest album, and even it has a lot a good songs.  I'm both happy that RP is playing A3, but sad because of the selection.
My little birdie is always free to fly and she's singing ! {#Whistle}  #8 #9

 itaytay wrote:
boring.. so boring. pathetic lyrics as well.
 
                                       {#Question}
cbonai wrote: What exactly is the 'body of a nun' like?
  
 
WonderLizard wrote:

Habit forming.

 

Props, sir!
 sans wrote:
They do the Sopranos theme song too.
 

yeah which is a lot better than this one... saw them in sydney, was a great, long evening...they do a lot of drugs;)
 cbonai wrote:
What exactly is the 'body of a nun' like?
 
Habit forming.

 MrDill wrote:

I'll just pop to the cellar and find out
 

Nuns are traditionally built "sturdy". (Just a thought from an ex-catholic.)
Woot the beat is picking up a bit. Thanks Bill!
cbonai wrote:
What exactly is the 'body of a nun' like?
I'll just pop to the cellar and find out :shifty:
Alabama IS like a different Country ... I've been there LOL. dalireza wrote:
If memory serves, "A3" began as "Alabama 3" but had to change their name when coming to the states because of the country group Alabama. "If I need consciousness expansion, I go to my local tabernacle and I PRAY!"
What a brilliant idea! Name your band after a sheet of paper!
One of my favorite bands - unfortunately, this CD (in my opinion) was their weakest offering. Some cuts from "LePeste" would be awesome... Long Live Larry Love!
Hmmm, too bad this is the only A3 song on RP. This is the worst song by them I've heard. Pretty much anything off of "Exile on Coldharbour Lane" is excellent.
Wow...when I first heard this I thought it was Dylan. Sounded like his voice.
If memory serves, "A3" began as "Alabama 3" but had to change their name when coming to the states because of the country group Alabama. "If I need consciousness expansion, I go to my local tabernacle and I PRAY!"
Let the Caged Bird Sing :whistle: bokey wrote:
I've never liked a song of theirs on first listen.
Power in the Blood! :war: Stay Tuned!
"Ain't going to Goa" is a cracker. Can we hear that, please?
I've never liked a song of theirs on first listen.
Finally I'm hearing some A3 that isn't Woke Up This Morning. I love these guys. My all time favourite band in the past 10 years. I don't think this is their best song by a long shot but it has brought some joy to an otherwise ordinary morning.
cbonai wrote:
What exactly is the 'body of a nun' like?
And what does it mean to have hands like a missionary? (This song is pretty awesome.)
justlistening wrote:
Uh, my guess is they are just like your average non-nun.
:lol: I don't know why that's funny. It just is.
Mugro wrote:
Sorry. British accented singers trying to sound Southern doesn't quite work.
Yea. It's a bit like, let me think....like say Kevin Costner playing Robin Hood. Just imagine it. What a laugh that would be!!
Mugro wrote:
Sorry. British accented singers trying to sound Southern doesn't quite work.
Well, I'm from 'the south', and I love this group.
Excellent song!
cbonai wrote:
What exactly is the 'body of a nun' like?
Uh, my guess is they are just like your average non-nun.
They do the Sopranos theme song too.
Worthy of another listen.
Grace Slick & Paul Kantner, Flowers of the night.
cbonai wrote:
What exactly is the 'body of a nun' like?
Only the nun knows for sure.
What exactly is the 'body of a nun' like?
Right outa Brixton UK, this band is correctly pronunced 'Abamma free' in a Coldharbour Lane, South London accent. They have done loads better than this to delect your ears.
boring.. so boring. pathetic lyrics as well.
Got interesting once the drums stepped up a gear.
oakangel wrote:
LOL - I totally hear that!
I can't hear anything else in it now - lol
Mugro wrote:
Sorry. British accented singers trying to sound Southern doesn't quite work.
Southern? What do you mean? Southern France? Southern England? Southern Afghanistan? Southern Cuba? Southern the Netherlands? Southern Candada? Southern New Zealand? Southern China? Southern Thailand? Southern Wherethehell? Great song and performance regardless of where you think they're from or sound like they're from!
Sorry. British accented singers trying to sound Southern doesn't quite work.
Slightly weak at first pass.
bigbadaboom wrote:
Is it just me or does this melody remind you of the theme to Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?
LOL - I totally hear that!
Now, daggumit, where'd I put that hound dawg?!
Johray63 wrote:
Louisiana music with a new, fresh approach, I like it!
The sound of inner city London. An awesome live band.
is that The Man in Black chiming in there for a moment?
saw these boys live, they have to be seen to be believed. Total comedy and totally awesome. lovely stuff.
Schlweeet.
Toe-tappin'!
Is it just me or does this melody remind you of the theme to Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?
Louisiana music with a new, fresh approach, I like it!
snappy
A3's first album is in steady rotation at Casa Mairy. Would love to hear more from this album on RP.
Yes! A3 at last (and something besides the Soprano's theme song). I hope we'll be hearing more of their material! :cheers: