It's like a bird who trapped alone inside a cage, love
A bird who's born to live at half your age, girl
A bird who never really had a say

from Red Hot Chili Peppers – Magpies On Fire Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The bird is the relationship between the singer and his girl. Birds don’t live as long as humans do and in the same way, their love is not meant to last (‘live at half your age’) even if this is unfair (‘never really had a say’).

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