I love the beginning of this track, the beat and progression of the beat immediately caught my attention. For me personally if the beginning of a song, the first 30 sec doesn’t capture me I go to the next, kind of the same thing with reading a book, the first 30 pages are important. When Niki’s voice came in I was captured, she has such a different sound that is sweet, but not too sweet and seductive.
Oh my heart is like an eagle, I love to fall from the sky
It’s so beautiful, I see right through the water’s edge
And I love your hands, I let them lead me into the cage
So tender but your body was warm, and so frail,
But your eyes like mine, the color of ice”
You can’t keep me down, I am done, I am furious
Fear the lioness paint her face black and golden“
The lyrics are like nature singing to you. I did a lot of research at NYU about Greek poetry and Sappho is a poet who writes similarly to the lyrics in this song. I love using nature to describe life and emotions because if you think about it our emotions feed off of nature. In this track I thought maybe she was talking about a lover at first but I think its much deeper then that, I think its about your feelings and emotions and not letting them over come you and keep you down, you always have to keep pushing forward..
Really take a listen to the words in this one and maybe you’ll come up with a different idea of its meaning…Enjoy!