RYL: the new album “I’m glad I’m not me” will be released in few months (June 2), what do you expect from its release?
BORN CAGES: Our main objective is to get it heard.
RYL: What inspired “Don’t look back”?
BORN CAGES: Being stuck in a studio, wishing we were touring.
RYL: Is there a common inspiration between all your songs?
BORN CAGES: Longing for a better life.
RYL: Do you remember how the lyrics of “Rolling Down the Hill” have been written?
BORN CAGES: The lyric of this one started from a memory of New Years Eve 2004 when I… rolled down a hill (on Airmount Road) at a high-school house party in Mahwah, New Jersey.
I was 15 and it was the first time I really got drunk.
My friend Dan was tied to a pole with a garden hose, this girl I was seeing at the time went to the hospital and almost died of alcohol poisoning, and my brother puked on his girlfriend during intercourse and got dragged naked into the bathroom.
T’was a night. The final meaning behind the lyrics has nothing to do with this, except for possibly an inner feeling of rebellious youth.
RYL: how do you, usually, write the lyrics and music of your songs?
BORN CAGES: By myself at home. Lyrics usually come after the music is in place. I tend to let the vibe dictate the lyric.
RYL: what does the lyrics of “Metaphor” mean to you?
BORN CAGES: Metaphor to me means creating false pretenses and appreciating what they mean to you. Especially around girls.
Being single and meeting someone new that you know nothing about is so captivating to me.
Once you get to know them and the mystery is gone, that certain spark is gone. So the song revolves around that feeling, butterflies in the stomach, if you will, when you over-hype anything up in your mind. Whether it’s girls, a band, a restaurant, etc.
RYL: which is your favorite rock song (lyrically speaking)?
BORN CAGES: Blowin’ in the Wind by Dylan.
RYL: Which is the best verse you ever wrote?
BORN CAGES: Bigger Than Me. A song on our upcoming album. It’s about a fan’s attempted suicide.
It was the only time I showed a song to my band mate and they cried after listening to it.
RYL: Which is the last song you wrote ?
BORN CAGES: I write lots of songs, but the last Born Cages song I wrote was Moving On.
RYL: you are going to play the Vans Warped Tour!! Great news! What are you planning for your fans?
BORN CAGES: Planning to play them some music and have a party. I love summer festivals and their atmosphere, so this will be a really fun time.
Photo cred: Shervin Lainez (taken from Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BornCages)