Cage People

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If Can't Find Me is the front page story then Cage People would be the human interest piece.

Based on "Cage dogs of Hong Kong" an article written by London-based journalist DAMIEN GAYLE, Cage People musically describes the plight of tens of thousands of people forced to live in small cages in some of the most degrading conditions.

The ending of the song caps off this tune in true GT fashion sounding as if the listener, who has just listened to this tragic news story, simply switches it off to go on with their day.

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High above the streets of a big city
Hidden far from the truth
Lies a dark and dismal place
Inhumanity

Wall lizards
Lice and rats
Cockroaches
Modern livin'

Stacked inside rooms where no one sees
Live the cage people
Some twenty to a room, a dark secret
Welcome to Hong Kong


Yan Chi Leung is mentally ill
Residing in a wire cage
Housed in the bottom of a stack of three
Considers himself lucky

Wall lizards
Lice and rats
Cockroaches
Modern livin'

Tai Lun Po seventy nine
Has lived here for thirty years
Shares his toilet with nineteen more
Choking back the tears


Greedy - Landlords - Exchange - Greenbacks
While their - Tenants - Live in - Squalor

Rabbit - Hutches - Full of - Misery
Human - Crisis - Twisted - City


Tens of thousands living in squalor
Officials look the other way
Alternative is life on the streets
No other place to stay

Wall lizards
Lice and rats
Cockroaches
Modern livin'

Uncomfortable they cannot sleep
Appallingly cramped and fetid
One cage dweller told the Asia Times
Life here is morbid


Greedy - Landlords - Exchange - Greenbacks
While their - Tenants - Live in - Squalor

Rabbit - Hutches - Full of - Misery
Human - Crisis - Twisted - City

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from Into The Unknown, released May 25, 2014
Music, Guitars, Lyrics, Lead Vocals, Sound Effects: Scot Hengeveld
Backing Vocals, Vocal Effects: Gary Hengeveld

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