Here’s “Birdie” by Avril Lavigne, a pick from her latest album.
In an interview with EW, Avril said:
I had that concept in my head two years before I wrote it. I was feeling bad. I kept saying to myself, “I feel like I’m a bird locked up in a cage. I feel like I’m in jail.”
I was just stuck with a bunch of s–t. That’s where that concept came from. It’s not necessarily about my illness but about other stuff in my life. I love that song because it has an empowering message of standing up for yourself, doing something about a situation you’re in, taking charge, and removing yourself.
I think a lot of people can relate to that whether that’s a toxic relationship they’re in, or they’re not happy with their job.