Lifeless riots violence chained
My cage is quiet my senses tamed
Mind is aching my soul is cleaned
Muscles ripping just watch me
Norine Braun's official lyric explanation
The stanza from Today:
Llifeless riots, violence chained
My cage is quiet, my senses tamed
Mind is aching, my soul is cleaned
Muscles ripping, just watch me
These lyrics are written in response to a diagnosis of my cancer and going in for surgery.
So, it really represents the rage I was feeling. I think many people feel “why me? Why is this happening to me?” But, I guess repressing it or pushing it down in some way but, at the same time, being in touch with those rage filled feelings.
As the lyric progresses “mind is aching, my soul is cleaned. Muscles ripping…” So, it’s, sort of, a resolution and resolve. This isn’t fair but I’m still going to do everything within my power to do what I have to do to become well.
So, there’s the rage at “why me?” and, at the same time, there’s the “well, I’m still going to do whatever I need to do.”