Song of the Caged Bird - Lindsey Stirling (Original Song)

  • Published on Nov 29, 2012
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    Produced by Nathan D. Lee & Lindsey Stirling
    Directed by Nathan D. Lee
    Production Designer: Erin Rowley
    Gaffer: Brandon Moss
    Violin Performed by Lindsey Stirling
    Music Produced and Mixed by Marko G
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  • Chaca M.
    Chaca M. Day ago

    I Like It!!

  • Platinum Albatross
    Platinum Albatross 3 days ago

    You work so hard to make your videos amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😘🎻

  • Александр Куркурин

    Спасибо Линдси.Успокоила моё сердце. Плохое настроение прочь.Удачи и творческих успехов!

  • Adriana Perez
    Adriana Perez 6 days ago

    Amo está canción, es una melodía entre melancólica y esperanzadora. Es simplemente perfecta!

  • rosa brandimarte
    rosa brandimarte 7 days ago avevo "troppe, di scatole, da aprire..😥

  • OSIRIS Miranda
    OSIRIS Miranda 7 days ago


  • Ioan Pietru
    Ioan Pietru 19 days ago +1

    I like the song a lot, because of the focus on the story my daughter wants to play like you on the violin 🎼🎵🎶🎻👑💎 but she is only 9 years old. Goodbye Linsey Stirling

  • flyingIntothestorm
    flyingIntothestorm 21 day ago

    Music gives strenght not only to the musician

  • Marcio Rodrigues
    Marcio Rodrigues 28 days ago

    I love you.❤️🌷

  • Immanuel Vaiphei
    Immanuel Vaiphei 28 days ago

    A second after 2:13

  • silverbird58
    silverbird58 Month ago

    if their was a girl , that could play your song till the end of time , this is it , and her smile warm charming steals the show !

  • markevans1973
    markevans1973 Month ago


  • Ana Maria Rodriguez
    Ana Maria Rodriguez Month ago +1

    Esta canción me hace llorar. Me da fuerza y me recuerda que en esos momentos donde todo está oscuro y te sientes como atrapada, sin esperanza, igualmente la luz siempre prevalecerá, porque eres tú esa luz y los momentos de oscuridad son una oportunidad para que tu alma brille y te des cuenta del maravilloso ser que eres. Gracias Lindsey ❤

  • souhail raghib
    souhail raghib Month ago

    thats penetrates the law of physics lol

  • Кирилл Кузнецов


  • Luis Artesão PVC
    Luis Artesão PVC Month ago

    É UMA DEUSA..... sem duvidas É UMA DEUSA..

  • Emilee Kalblinger
    Emilee Kalblinger Month ago

    Things like this never do get old 🙂

  • Ruan Dos Santos Fragaio

    I'm always imprisioned, so i get to be on the confortable prison cell. Don't you see how she finds out happiness was already inside?
    Just me, him and a comfy prison cell...

  • Gloopl Surpl
    Gloopl Surpl Month ago

    After taking off her jacket, when the scene cuts to her opening the crates her jacket is still there.

  • BrandyElotaku_:3
    BrandyElotaku_:3 Month ago

    Like si viene x el rubius :^

  • jessica cook
    jessica cook Month ago

    She's so precious

  • Nikolai Shriver
    Nikolai Shriver 2 months ago +1

    As an electrician I can say this video is an extreme fire hazard XD but on a serious note, this is still my favorite Stirling song

  • JadaCelestinSays
    JadaCelestinSays 2 months ago

    This song is so beautiful this song is going to be a part of one of my school projects which I had to do a cd for I hope my teacher finds peace in it
    *took me 4 minutes to type*

  • Ahki Ahnung
    Ahki Ahnung 2 months ago

    This video gave me goosebumps on my FACE!!

  • CriesLies
    CriesLies 2 months ago

    2020 *using song for a rap..*

  • Łukasz Buczek
    Łukasz Buczek 2 months ago

  • SteampunkAngie
    SteampunkAngie 2 months ago

    Lindsey, please stop taking drinks from strangers, you wake up in a lot of weird places XD

  • jessica cook
    jessica cook 2 months ago

    That smile😊

  • cemajm
    cemajm 2 months ago

    Hi, Lindsey! we are brazilian and we love you so much. we hope someday you came to brazil, so we can watch you live.

  • Almin Begic
    Almin Begic 2 months ago

    Video is so cool lg Almin

  • Массажисты всей Москвы и МО

    В нашем понимании, золото земли - это целый род, а не одна семья и тем более ее заблуждение. Поколения

  • Массажисты всей Москвы и МО


  • Tarakanov Net
    Tarakanov Net 2 months ago

    Another beautiful video

  • Иван Викторович

    У нас лампочки со свечками попроще и повеселей, горят ярче, но к сожалению сгорают быстрее)

  • Kate Stirling
    Kate Stirling 2 months ago

    This is my favourite Lindsey Stirling song ever it really fits in my Final Fantasy XVII Personality too
    I love your song, Lindsey

  • Kate Stirling
    Kate Stirling 2 months ago

    This song is going to be my own for my Final Fantasy XVII Theme Project it's called Kate's Theme
    It's perfect with Lindsey Stirling

  • Graziano Vezzoli
    Graziano Vezzoli 2 months ago

    Strasbourg 21.9 A bientôt...♥

  • Kate Stirling
    Kate Stirling 2 months ago

    I loved your song that you did, Lindsey it's my favourite too I will support you, because I'm going to learn how to play the violin like you I just need practice first
    And I'm going to practice my favourite song that you did

  • rumaana hadjee
    rumaana hadjee 2 months ago

    Birds deserve to be free :( this song hits home

  • keiya liong
    keiya liong 2 months ago

    Thats the song and all melody have made tells..maybe you can feel it or not.

    MEGATEX 2 months ago +2

    Ahí dice a lo español "Sonido del ave cadaga" :v like si lo viste así xd

  • Chameleon 99
    Chameleon 99 3 months ago

    What happens when large and perfect portions of talent, skill, intuition, intellect, training, timing, hard+smart work and more are combined with a passion for violin masterpieces?? Lindsey Stirling!

  • Beth Gordon
    Beth Gordon 3 months ago

    Sorry 😐 💜💜💜💜💜💜

  • Beth Gordon
    Beth Gordon 3 months ago


  • jachin scollard
    jachin scollard 3 months ago

    I love this song

  • Anna Kossakowska
    Anna Kossakowska 3 months ago


  • ícҽís թհօҽղíx
    ícҽís թհօҽղíx 3 months ago +1

    Indelible 🌈

  • Иван Викторович

    Я понял, благодарю тебя Линдси Стирлинг)

  • gabor biro
    gabor biro 3 months ago

    It's so unbeliavable beautiful.... I've watched this at least 1000 times, but i can't get enough of it.... The song and the video together with this title, its just perfect.... Most beautiful song in this universe.... Thanks Lindsey for writing this miracle!

  • Thomas Shappy
    Thomas Shappy 3 months ago

    After watching this video for the first time the light that you bring to people's lives you will never understand the lives if you touch you will never know

  • Руслан Карданов

    Как потрясающе очень! 👍 👍 👍 👍

  • Aki Cacciatore
    Aki Cacciatore 3 months ago

    They don't want you out. They want you to be trapped like them. The enemies. Don't let them eat your heart, because as long as you have Jesus Christ, they never will be able to. Wear the armor of God.

  • Johnny Fizz
    Johnny Fizz 3 months ago

    still wonderful talented magical awesmazing :) Happy #MusicMonday

  • Erica Chuah
    Erica Chuah 3 months ago

    The saving of electricity bills guys thats y u guys shld learn violin

  • Rebecca Dunne
    Rebecca Dunne 3 months ago

    Here I am in 2019 😁

  • John Aiken Harvy Buctolan

    Music is a power that resides in everyone. A force that drives us to pursue and go on no matter the pain. It's a gift from the heavens given to us by the almighty and all- knowing. Music is a force that drives us to fight, to stand, to face our enemies, and bring light to the dark world. It's a fire that will never burn out no matter how many centuries have passed. It's a way to express yourself even if you're lost and misunderstood.
    Let music flow through the winds of north, let it flow through the waters that flow endlessly, let music inspire you and your beloved, and may you be able to control its potential.
    If you say you don't know how to use the power of music, then you are doubtful of the great gift that God has given you. Don't be blinded by self doubt and negativity, be positive and happy.
    If you don't put passion into your musical gifts, then you'll surely miss the greatness that you have.
    Let your power shine, and you shall be seen and visible to the eyes that failed to notice your beauty.

  • Daniel Rodriguez Jacquez

    Es mi morrita, nadie la puede ver ahahaha

  • Kamala Bhattarai
    Kamala Bhattarai 4 months ago

    Got perfect vibrato over here

  • Barry Barnes
    Barry Barnes 4 months ago

    I thought this young girl was so talented then ya'll had to go and throw politics into it. I will be finishing the video Song of the caged bird and never listen to her again. Thanks for ruining an excellent idea of talent.

  • Carolina García
    Carolina García 4 months ago

    This song makes so much sense to me right now... I feel like a bird in cage everyday. Hopefully I will escape from that small cage someday

  • Arjen van der Brug
    Arjen van der Brug 4 months ago

    Love this song

  • Lilith Gallo
    Lilith Gallo 4 months ago

    My bird loves this

  • Martha Cain
    Martha Cain 4 months ago

    I feel we are all prisoners in our own hearts~if empty, of love (charity)~Be free, it's the only life worth living~cage door open~

  • j p
    j p 5 months ago

    She lights up the world 🌎🌞

  • Tiffany Tang
    Tiffany Tang 5 months ago +2


  • Jodie Yu
    Jodie Yu 5 months ago

    2019, anyone?

  • Rafal Namysl
    Rafal Namysl 5 months ago

    Śliczne brzmienie graj to twój dar pozdrawiam Polen

  • Angel Riley
    Angel Riley 5 months ago

    I freaking love this song . She kills feet bump while I'm sleeping she's so cool......

  • Niiaz Zubairov
    Niiaz Zubairov 5 months ago

    очень мило и мелодично...вдохновляет.

  • Risky Boots
    Risky Boots 5 months ago

    All it takes is a little bit of light to shine through the darkness... beautiful song thank u Lindsey

  • Graziano Vezzoli
    Graziano Vezzoli 5 months ago


  • Patrick
    Patrick 5 months ago

    Aaaahhh no way! When she found the violin I was like "she should just keep playing with the lightbulbs" and that same moment she goes and picks up a lightbulb! How unexpectedly delightful....

  • ivan Maldonado oficial
    ivan Maldonado oficial 5 months ago +2

    2019 y todavía escucho está canción y me llena el alma de emociones y gozo no puedo evitar llorar al escuchar la ulta estrofa ❤❤🎶👑

  • Ligia Scanteie
    Ligia Scanteie 5 months ago

    👌👌💞💞💞💞😘😘🌹🌷🌹🎶🎶🎻🎻Ascultați și atât, melodiile spun totul.....💖💖💖💋💋

  • polun 1
    polun 1 5 months ago

    Again Fantasy song

  • Artistica Factory
    Artistica Factory 5 months ago

    How beautiful melodies and the creativity of the videos is awesome a sweet touch of art and magic! Bravo! Lindsey and all her team that support her. God bless you

  • ícҽís թհօҽղíx
    ícҽís թհօҽղíx 5 months ago

    Mystical 🔮

  • Sz Mónika
    Sz Mónika 5 months ago +1

    God, you're an artist. I'm also in a cage, but I'll be released soon. :)

  • Frank Seliger
    Frank Seliger 5 months ago

  • samir rai
    samir rai 5 months ago

    I love you...

  • Paola Rubini
    Paola Rubini 5 months ago

    Bellissima la tua canzone

  • Roger Vilca
    Roger Vilca 5 months ago


  • Fito Martinez
    Fito Martinez 5 months ago

    Esto es hermoso xd

  • bahamian_girl7
    bahamian_girl7 6 months ago

    This song is sad and happy at the same time..i think of someone like me who is happy and sad but still you have to keep singing. Keep going on.

  • Akatsuki Bara
    Akatsuki Bara 6 months ago

    When I hear this song I feel like: when I'm in the dark that person is my light to go out of there and get ahead.

  • Sancosity
    Sancosity 6 months ago +1

    Why's this got half the views her other original songs have? It's like one of the best ones!

  • Kangsam Marme
    Kangsam Marme 6 months ago

    She could be an actor

  • NotoriousPotato
    NotoriousPotato 6 months ago

    you know what this is what i call timeless

  • Guadalupe Lucio
    Guadalupe Lucio 6 months ago


  • Mathias Rittweger
    Mathias Rittweger 6 months ago +2

    I'm still hearing that in 2019 and i really love it. Thanks a lot Lindsey.

  • Jessica Geltrini
    Jessica Geltrini 6 months ago

    La musica accende ogni speranza...anche se si e stanchi di sperare...con la musica si rinasce sempre!❤️

  • Dawid Bukała
    Dawid Bukała 6 months ago

    I love you !!!

  • Dota 3
    Dota 3 6 months ago

    I got fired today , i found out that my bff has cancer , i cant see the love of my life because he is another country , and i cant play the violin that will lit up my life ... but listening to this makes me cry and gives me a bit of a shining light Thank you ...

  • Joshua Petro
    Joshua Petro 6 months ago

    you light the way for so many that are lost :)

  • Olivia Chernutan
    Olivia Chernutan 6 months ago

    What I see is a person who is different, so they try to lock her up and shut her away. But the light bulbs and candles she find are other people just like her. And when she plays the violin, she brings joy to them and makes them "light up", and there light, or joy, in return makes her happy.

  • haroon chris
    haroon chris 6 months ago +1

    The song, “Caged Bird” is based on the Maya Angelou poem, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”. Although she modifies the words, Alicia Keys stays true to the central theme of the Maya Angelou poem. The poem describes the way a trapped bird turns to singing as its only source of freedom, due to its inability to fly.

  • alfio eagle
    alfio eagle 7 months ago


  • Sam Sam Sam
    Sam Sam Sam 7 months ago

    This song makes me wanna Live...

  • Beatriz luna
    Beatriz luna 7 months ago

    My name is lindsay

  • Julian Romero
    Julian Romero 7 months ago

    Lindsey please know that I am listening to your music and I have been putting this on repeat because I feel like you did when you were writing this song. But I don't know what I have to offer the world. thank you for everything you do for me. 💖💖💖💖💖