Bridle Lyrics - Sage Francis

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(I want you to be happy and um,
that's like really what it comes down to
as one of my good friends in this world.
Um, I mean I hope that whatever happens that you
will be, like real happy not some sort of snake
that like, isn't happy you know)

Maze broken
She’s runnin’
Feet swollen
He’s comin’
She’s stolen
And before he even knows it she’s gone.
Tea cups sittin’ on the hollow tree stumps
He’s dumped, and can’t seem to swallow these lumps
The beat goes on…

Same fire
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New passion
Old flame
Trade it in for a summer fling
There’s nothing like that sweet old song…

Tip over
Root the trees
Bend the leaves
Blend in with the open wound
The freeze frames keep him warm…

The day’s frost is scraped off the weight loss
The new sign that says keep off
As he speeds off into the storm…

Out of spite the lighting strikes him twice
He’s peaking out on the pike and cheatin life
Peeling out on the lawn

Now he’s idling
And time is dwindling
In his mind he’s figuring out life’s about the little things
And his labyrinth
And all his magnificent can only keep the mice trapped
The princess is innocent
She doesn’t belong…

(I never thought I’d miss you)
They had a ceremony where he put her in a bridle, the headstall…
She stopped to think for a minute, and in a split second went AWOL.
(I never thought I’d miss you)
He draws in the chin as in a expression of resentment or scorn

He’s pullin’ on the reigns, the bridle, the shower the storm
The maze, the high tower, clouds are at war…
The reigns, the bridle, the shower, the storm…
The maze, high tower, clouds are at war
The reigns, the bridle, the shower, the storm…
The maze, the high tower, clouds are at war, clouds are at war, clouds are at war...

(I never thought I’d miss you) – repeat 3x






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A simple mistake maybe? | Reviewer: John | 1/2/11

We all get what we will out of lyrics to songs, many of us never touching anywhere NEAR what they meant them to be.

"I never thought I'd miss you"

As in the beginning of the track, these are not his vocals. It's a female. Every time I listen to this track, it reminds me of a similar relationship I was in. We were crazy about each other but she was too scared because of her past. And the closer we got in our love, the further away she became for fear of repetition of her past.

I think this track is about a couple, it may not even be a song about him (many artists write stories about friends or people they see), that didn't need to be apart. But because of a lack of faith, she bailed. And the "I never thought I'd miss you" is her claiming to be miserable even after she left him alone and damaged.

-just a thought



"Bridle" by Sage Francis - Dissected | Reviewer: Regal Pinion | 5/12/10

----- (Voicemail Segment)
(To promote the feeling of the song's first verse)

----- ("The Old Relationship Verse")
Maze broken - "the walls are torn down" metaphorically. As in a situation has exposed a "way out".

She’s runnin’ - She, the lover is not taking chances. She now breaks up/divorces with her partner.

Feet swollen - She has tried to break up/ divorce many times before.

He’s comin’ - He, the now 'ex-lover' tries to convince her otherwise.

She’s stolen - Someone else has "claimed her" as their partner.

And before he even knows it she’s gone. - This all hgappened so fast for him.

Tea cups sittin’ on the hollow tree stumps - Tea cups = the "couple that was". Sittin' on hollow tree stumps = The lacking of a relationship. As a whole, I believe this line is a metaphor of "what was" leading towards "waht is".

He’s dumped, and can’t seem to swallow these lumps - He feels that he may not get over her.

The beat goes on… - Life is "The beat".

----- ("Denial Verse")
Same fire
New passion - Same loving feeling to a different girl.

Old flame
Trade it in for a summer fling - The last relationship "meant nothing". In other words denial. Not to say he denies ever being in one before, just meaning that he denies the feelings of passion matching to his feelings now.

There’s nothing like that sweet old song… - He does remember the old relationship with positive feelings still.

----- ("Memory Verse")
Tip over - "Remember".

Root the trees - He is trying to look into his past relationship deeply.

Bend the leaves - He also tries to see it from a different perspective.

Blend in with the open wound - He remembers the last and its emotions in a "mixed" manner.

The freeze frames keep him warm… - His memories of his "old flame" make him happy.

----- ("Temptaion Verse")
The day’s frost is scraped off the weight loss - The "bad times" are over he has no more burden.

The new sign that says keep off - He sees an uneeded and/or harming temptaion.

As he speeds off into the storm… - He succumbs to the temptation. Aware of the risk.

----- ("'Too Late' Verse")
Out of spite the lighting strikes him twice - His actions cause familiar consequences.

He’s peaking out on the pike and cheatin life - He's heading "full speed" on life's metaphorical "highway" while living life in a "corner cutting" style.

Peeling out on the lawn - His attempts to make life as it was, is a failure. "Peeling out" = Realization that he cannot easily make up for his wrong-doings. "lawn" = His old life > Every lawn is owned by a home.

----- ("'I Am The Bad Guy!' Verse)
Now he’s idling - All his wrong-doings in life come crashing down on him. Whether from his regret and guilt, or his loved ones never forgiving him, or both.

And time is dwindling - He knows that "life is short".

In his mind he’s figuring out life’s about the little things - (Self explainatory.)

And his labyrinth - The hinderances he brought on to others.

And all his magnificent can only keep the mice trapped - He is finally aware that he is a burden.

The princess is innocent
She doesn’t belong… - His lover is too good for him, he notices.

----- ("His Sins, Admitted Verse")
(I never thought I’d miss you) - His admitting to wanting back his "old falme(s)".

They had a ceremony where he put her in a bridle, the headstall… He treats her like an animal (horse's head-stall) as opposed to a human being. This also enrages her, (most likely his several lovers). ("put her in a bridle" is used as a pun: 1> He made her angery. 2> Horses headstall. She was an animal.) Ceremony = His repetitious behavior towards his lovers.

She stopped to think for a minute, and in a split second went AWOL. - They all break up/divorce him without warning. Hence AWOL.

(I never thought I’d miss you) - (Same meaning but repeated for effect)

He draws in the chin as in a expression of resentment or scorn - He draws in the chin = (I suppose a horse reference as how to ride) His controlling behavior. He is a "control freak", in spite of his past relationships.

----- ("Summary Verse")
He’s pullin’ on the reigns, the bridle, the shower, the storm
The maze, the high tower, clouds are at war…
The reigns, the bridle, the shower, the storm…
The maze, high tower, clouds are at war
The reigns, the bridle, the shower, the storm…
The maze, the high tower, clouds are at war, clouds are at war, clouds are at war...

SEE BELOW

"He's pullin' in on" - (Used as a pun. 1> Reference to prior verse. 2> Remembering.)

The Reigns - His life and where he leads it.
The Bridle - Whom he's with. (Referense to last verse.)
The Shower - Shower = tears. His regret.
The Storm - His disastourous life (when he succumbs to uneeded and/or harming temptations.
The Maze - His burdening personality.
The High Tower - When he feels that his life is perfect.
The Clouds are at war - His "internal squall". As if he has and had a hurricane of regret in him.
(These repeat until "clouds are at war" is said overe and over to remind the listener that he is always going to feel this way.

----- ("Final Verse")
(I never thought I’d miss you) [repeated thrice] - (Same as before. Repeated for effect.)



There's Nothing Like That Sweet Old Song | Reviewer: Teddy | 2/5/09

“Same fire
New passion
Old flame
Trade it in for a summer fling
There’s nothing like that sweet old song…

This particular verse really stood out from the rest of the song I think mostly because I have been in and out of a relationship with the same girl going on five years now. No matter what I seem to do or who I ever meet there really is nothing like when me and her are together..



bridled by a broken bridle | Reviewer: Ambrosia | 1/21/08

What I heard when I listened to this song was a squeal of a person choked by the answer to the riddle of a broken “bridle” that separated him long ago from his fiancé, who left him without an official leave of absence (AWOL). The “voice message” in the intro, I think, broke the “maze” created by the sudden disappearance of the woman she loved and she still loves.

Apparently, the speaker had experienced the cheating twice and wrought by the same guy (If he’s a butchered pork, he was, so to speak, murdered twice with the same knife: “double dead”):

“Same fire
New passion
Old flame
Trade it in for a summer fling
There’s nothing like that sweet old song…

Tip over
Root the trees
Bend the leaves
Blend in with the open wound
The freeze frames keep him warm…

The day’s frost is scraped off the weight loss
The new sign that says keep off
As he speeds off into the storm…

Out of spite the lighting strikes him twice
He’s peaking out on the pike and cheatin life
Peeling out on the lawn”

At the end of the verse, he decides to pull the “bridle” that choked him, that still chokes him. However, it was not his “fiancé” or “woman” whose at the other end of the bridle, but “reigns”, “shower”, the “storm”, the “maze”,
“high tower”. The “divorce” didn’t angered two people, but the clouds:

“He’s pullin’ on the reigns, the bridle, the shower the storm
The maze, the high tower, clouds are at war…
The reigns, the bridle, the shower, the storm…
The maze, high tower, clouds are at war
The reigns, the bridle, the shower, the storm…
The maze, the high tower, clouds are at war, clouds are at war, clouds are at war...”

For me, this is the most poignant part of the song, as he realizes that the he was never really tied to the heart of the person he loves but only to bridles, the clouds, the reigns, high tower and shower. Hence when he hauled the bridle, all of them fell simultaneously, aggravating his despair.

I liked the repetition in the end. It made it more emotionally pleasing. It stressed the solitude of the persona, showing that he was so alone so much so that he had to ask nature to mourn with him. And what I loved most with Sage Francis is his use of images. He wraps strong passions in creative images that both appeals to the senses and the soul.

I may have heard a squeal as when I heard the song, as I’ve said earlier, but one that muses, controlled with the melody and the metaphors of the sagacity of sage.

Sage Francis continues to assert the dignity of hip-hop in this song. He is a revolution in rap.



awesome | Reviewer: nick | 12/28/07

this is a very good song by sage, very emotional and sad but also good lyrics and a good song for anyone who loves hip hop or sage francis





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