Jimmy Cliff - Trapped

First performance: 29/05/1989


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 248 times:
 
A live version is released on The Essential Bruce Springsteen.
 
  

  •   The River Tour
1981-05-29 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND
First ever Springsteen performance of "Trapped", played in an arrangement that is wildly different to Jimmy Cliff's original. "Trapped" was also soundchecked, with Bruce and the band spending some time working on the instrumentation.
 
1981-05-30 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND 
1981-06-01 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND 
1981-06-04 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND 
1981-06-07 - BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND 
1981-06-08 - BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND 
1981-07-05 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1981-07-06 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1981-07-08 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1981-07-09 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1981-07-13 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA
1981-07-15 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA
1981-07-29 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH
1981-08-04 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1981-08-05 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1981-08-11 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI
1981-08-12 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI
1981-08-16 - RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE, MORRISON, CO
1981-08-20 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LA
1981-08-23 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LA
1981-08-24 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LA
1981-08-27 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LA
1981-08-28 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LA
1981-09-02 - SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA, SAN DIEGO, CA
1981-09-08 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL
1981-09-11 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL
1981-09-13 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI, OH
1981-09-14 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI, OH

  • Born In The U.S.A. 
  • 06 Aug 1984 version of trapped was released on the various artists album We Are The World in 1985.
1984-07-24 - CNE GRANDSTAND, TORONTO, ON
1984-07-31 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI
 
1984-08-06 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD  
The live 06 Aug 1984 version of  Trapped was first released in 1985 on the various artists charity album We Are The World in 1985.  The live 06 Aug 1984 version of Trapped was included on The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003 3-disc edition) compilation album.  Bruce Springsteen's liner notes in The Essential Bruce Springsteen album booklet:  Written by Jimmy Cliff, one of the great masters of reggae and cut live on "The River" tour.This, of course, is an error. The released version of TRAPPED was recorded during the Born In The U.S.A. Tour, not The River Tour.
 
1984-08-26 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1984-08-29 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1984-09-04 - CENTRUM IN WORCESTER, WORCESTER, MA
1984-09-05 - CENTRUM IN WORCESTER, WORCESTER, MA
1984-09-07 - HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, HARTFORD, CT
1984-09-08 - HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, HARTFORD, CT
1984-09-11 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA
1984-09-12 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA
1984-09-15 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA
1984-09-17 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA
1984-09-21 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH
1984-09-22 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH
1984-09-24 - BUFFALO MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BUFFALO, NY
1984-09-25 - BUFFALO MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BUFFALO, NY
1984-10-15 - PACIFIC COLISEUM, VANCOUVER, BC
1984-10-17 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA
1984-10-31 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LA
1984-12-14 - MID-SOUTH COLISEUM, MEMPHIS, TN
1985-01-19 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC
1985-01-24 - PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI
1985-01-26 - CARRIER DOME, SYRACUSE, NY
1985-01-27 - CARRIER DOME, SYRACUSE, NY
1985-03-21 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
1985-03-24 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
1985-04-04 - MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1985-04-11 - YOYOGI NATIONAL GYMNASIUM, TOKYO, JAPAN
1985-06-01 - SLANE CASTLE, SLANE, IRELAND
1985-06-04 - ST JAMES' PARK, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND
1985-06-05 - ST JAMES' PARK, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND
1985-06-08 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
1985-06-12 - STADION FEYENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
1985-06-13 - STADION FEYENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
1985-06-15 - WALDSTADION, FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY
1985-06-18 - OLYMPIASTADION, MUNICH, WEST GERMANY
1985-06-21 - STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA, MILAN, ITALY
1985-06-23 - STADE RICHTER, MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
1985-06-25 - STADE GEOFFROY-GUICHARD, SAINT-ETIENNE, FRANCE
1985-06-29 - PARC DE LA COURNEUVE, PARIS, FRANCE
1985-06-30 - PARC DE LA COURNEUVE, PARIS, FRANCE
1985-07-03 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND
1985-07-04 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND
1985-07-06 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND
1985-07-07 - ROUNDHAY PARK, LEEDS, ENGLAND
1985-08-05 - RFK STADIUM, WASHINGTON, DC
1985-08-07 - CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL STADIUM, CLEVELAND, OH
1985-08-09 - SOLDIER FIELD, CHICAGO, IL
1985-08-11 - THREE RIVERS STADIUM, PITTSBURGH
1985-08-14 - VETERANS STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA
1985-08-15 - VETERANS STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA
1985-08-18 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD
1985-08-19 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD
1985-08-21 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD
1985-08-22 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD
1985-08-26 - CNE STADIUM, TORONTO, ON
1985-08-27 - CNE STADIUM, TORONTO, ON
1985-08-31 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD
1985-09-01 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD
1985-09-04 - PONTIAC SILVERDOME, PONTIAC, MI
1985-09-06 - HOOSIER DOME, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
1985-09-09 - ORANGE BOWL STADIUM, MIAMI, FL
1985-09-10 - ORANGE BOWL STADIUM, MIAMI, FL
1985-09-13 - COTTON BOWL, DALLAS, TX
1985-09-14 - COTTON BOWL, DALLAS, TX
1985-09-18 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, OAKLAND, CA
1985-09-19 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, OAKLAND, CA
1985-09-23 - MILE HIGH STADIUM, DENVER, CO
1985-09-24 - MILE HIGH STADIUM, DENVER, CO
1985-09-27 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LA
1985-09-29 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LA
1985-09-30 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LA
1985-10-02 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LA
 
1988-09-01- WEMBLEY STADIUM , LONDON, ENGLAND 
In preparation for Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour, Trapped was practiced on 01 Sep 1988 at Wembley Stadium in London, England, during the only known/confirmed private rehearsal prior to the tour's start. The song was not played on any of the tour's regular dates.
 
  • World Tour 1992-1993 
1992-07-28 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1992-07-30 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1992-07-31 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1992-08-02 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1992-08-04 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1992-08-06 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1992-08-07 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1992-08-10 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1992-08-13 - CENTRUM IN WORCESTER, WORCESTER, MA
1992-08-14 - CENTRUM IN WORCESTER, WORCESTER, MA
1992-08-17 - THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS, AUBURN HILLS, MI
1992-08-18 - THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS, AUBURN HILLS, MI
1992-08-21 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH
1992-08-25 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1992-08-28 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1992-09-02 - WORLD MUSIC THEATRE, TINLEY PARK, IL
1992-09-25 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LA
1992-09-28 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LA
1992-09-29 - SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA, SAN DIEGO, CA
1992-10-02 - AMERICA WEST ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ
1992-10-06 - ARCO ARENA, SACRAMENTO, CA
1992-10-13 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA
1992-10-15 - PACIFIC COLISEUM, VANCOUVER, BC
1992-10-17 - OLYMPIC SADDLEDOME, CALGARY, AB
1992-10-18 - NORTHLANDS COLISEUM, EDMONTON, AB
1992-10-21 - SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
1992-10-26 - McNICHOLS SPORTS ARENA, DENVER, CO
1992-10-30 - HILTON COLISEUM, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, AMES, IA
1992-10-31 - TARGET CENTER, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
1992-11-03 - BRADLEY CENTER, MILWAUKEE, WI
1992-11-05 - SKYDOME, TORONTO, ON
1992-11-06 - SKYDOME, TORONTO, ON
1992-11-09 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY
1992-11-10 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY
1992-11-13 - CARRIER DOME, SYRACUSE, NY
1992-11-15 - HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, HARTFORD, CT
1992-11-17 - DEAN E. SMITH STUDENT ACTIVITIES CENTER, CHAPEL HILL, NC
1992-11-18 - CHARLOTTE COLISEUM, CHARLOTTE, NC
1992-11-23 - ORLANDO ARENA, ORLANDO, FL
1992-11-24 - MIAMI ARENA, MIAMI, FL
1992-11-30 - THE OMNI, ATLANTA, GA
1992-12-02 - REUNION ARENA, DALLAS, TX
1992-12-03 - ST LOUIS ARENA, ST LOUIS, MO
1992-12-05 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
1992-12-07 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1992-12-08 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1992-12-13 - BOSTON GARDEN, BOSTON, MA
1992-12-14 - BOSTON GARDEN, BOSTON, MA
1992-12-16 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PA
1992-12-17 - RUPP ARENA, LEXINGTON, KY
1993-03-31 - SECC, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
1993-04-03 - WESTFALENHALLE, DORTMUND, GERMANY
1993-04-07 - HALLENSTADION, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
1993-04-13 - HALLE TONY GARNIER, LYON, FRANCE
1993-04-16 - SHEFFIELD ARENA, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND
1993-04-19 - SPORTPALEIS AHOY, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
1993-04-23 - FLANDERS EXPO, GHENT, BELGIUM
1993-05-01 - ESTÁDIO JOSÉ ALVALADE, LISBON, PORTUGAL
1993-05-05 - ESTADIO VICENTE CALDERÓN, MADRID, SPAIN
1993-05-11 - ESTADI OLÍMPIC DE MONTJUIC, BARCELONA, SPAIN
1993-05-25 - STADIO FLAMINIO, ROME, ITALY
 
  • The Reunion Tour 
1999-06-20 - GELREDOME, ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS
1999-06-24 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
1999-07-18 - CONTINENTAL AIRLINES ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1999-08-01 - CONTINENTAL AIRLINES ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1999-08-11 - CONTINENTAL AIRLINES ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD
1999-08-22 - FLEET CENTER, BOSTON, MA
1999-09-01 - MCI CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC
1999-09-09 - THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS, AUBURN HILLS, MI
1999-09-15 - FIRST UNION CENTER, PHILADELPHIA
1999-09-28 - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL
1999-10-18 - STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA
1999-10-26 - OAKLAND ARENA, OAKLAND, CA
1999-11-15 - GUND ARENA, CLEVELAND, OH
1999-11-29 - TARGET CENTER, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
2000-03-04 - ORLANDO ARENA, ORLANDO, FL
2000-03-10 - NATIONAL CAR RENTAL CENTER, SUNRISE, FL
2000-03-18 - PYRAMID ARENA, MEMPHIS, TN
2000-04-26 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PA
2000-06-04 - PHILIPS ARENA, ATLANTA, GA
2000-06-15 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY
2000-06-27 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY
 
  • The Rising Tour 
2003-05-24 - STADE DE FRANCE, SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE
2003-07-21 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD
2003-08-09 - LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD, PHILADELPHIA
2003-08-30 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD
2003-09-10 - SKYDOME, TORONTO, ON
 
  • The Magic Tour 
2008-03-29 - KEYARENA AT SEATTLE CENTER, SEATTLE, WA
2008-03-31 - GM PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
2008-04-05 - HP PAVILION AT SAN JOSE, SAN JOSE, CA
2008-04-07 - HONDA CENTER, ANAHEIM, CA
2008-04-13 - AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER, DALLAS, TX
2008-04-25 - PHILIPS ARENA, ATLANTA, GA
2008-04-28 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC
2008-05-23 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND
2008-05-28 - OLD TRAFFORD, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
2008-06-16 - LTU ARENA, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY
2008-06-23 - SPORTPALEIS, ANTWERP, BELGIUM
2008-06-29 - PARKEN STADIUM, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
2008-07-08 - VALLE HOVIN STADION, OSLO, NORWAY
2008-07-17 - ESTADIO SANTIAGO BERNABÉU, MADRID, SPAIN
 
  • Working On A Dream Tour 
  • The live 28 Jun 2009 version of Trapped was released on the London Calling: Live In Hyde Park home video in 2010.
2009-04-26 - PHILIPS ARENA, ATLANTA, GA
2009-05-12 - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL
2009-05-15 - HERSHEYPARK STADIUM, HERSHEY, PA
 
2009-05-30 - MEGALAND, LANDGRAAF, THE NETHERLANDS
Pinkpop Festival
 
2009-06-07 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
 
2009-06-28 - HYDE PARK, LONDON, ENGLAND
The live 28 Jun 2009 version of Trapped was released on the London Calling: Live In Hyde Park home video in 2010.
 
2009-07-03 - COMMERZBANK-ARENA, FRANKFURT, GERMANY
2009-07-12 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND
2009-08-01 - ESTADIO JOSÉ ZORRILLA, VALLADOLID, SPAIN
2009-08-22 - COMCAST CENTER, MANSFIELD, MA
2009-11-18 - SOMMET CENTER, NASHVILLE, TN
 
2012-04-01 - VERIZON CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC
2012-04-04 - IZOD CENTER, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2012-04-09 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NY
2012-04-12 - THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS, AUBURN HILLS, MI
2012-04-17 - QUICKEN LOANS ARENA, CLEVELAND, OH
2012-05-13 - ESTADIO OLIMPICO DE LA CARTUJA, SEVILLE, SPAIN
2012-05-18 - ESTADI OLIMPIC LLUIS COMPANYS, BARCELONA, SPAIN
2012-05-30 - OLYMPIASTADION, BERLIN, GERMANY
2012-06-10 - STADIO ARTEMIO FRANCHI, FLORENCE, ITALY
 
2012-07-07 - FESTIVALPLADSEN, ROSKILDE, DENMARK
Roskilde Festival
 
2012-07-12 - ERNST-HAPPEL-STADION, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2012-09-07 - WRIGLEY FIELD, CHICAGO, IL
2012-10-21 - COPPS COLISEUM, HAMILTON, ON
2012-11-15 - CENTURYLINK CENTER, OMAHA, NE
2012-12-06 - JOBING.COM ARENA, GLENDALE, AZ
2013-03-22 - ALLPHONES ARENA, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
2013-05-14 - PARKEN STADIUM, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
2013-06-20 - RICOH ARENA, COVENTRY, ENGLAND
2013-07-05 - BORUSSIA-PARK, MONCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY
 
  • High Hopes Tour 
2014-01-28 - BELLVILLE VELODROME, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
2014-02-22 - HOPE ESTATE, HUNTER VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
2014-04-15 - NATIONWIDE ARENA, COLUMBUS, OH
2014-04-26 - AARON'S AMPHITHEATRE AT LAKEWOOD, ATLANTA, GA
 
2016-05-21 - ESTADIO SANTIAGO BERNABEU, MADRID, SPAIN
2016-06-29 - ULLEVAAL STADION, OSLO, NORWAY
2016-07-03 - STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA, MILAN, ITALY
2016-07-31 - LETZIGRUND, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
2016-09-01 - NATIONALS PARK, WASHINGTON, DC
 
  • Summer '17 Tour 
2017-01-30 - ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
2017-02-04 - AAMI PARK, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
 
With Jimmy Cliff and his band. This is an interesting seven-minute performance utilizing Cliff’s original arrangement of the song (i.e., some alternate lyrics and totally different melody to Bruce’s more famous cover version).
 

Songinfo

"Trapped" is a 1972 song written and recorded by reggae artist Jimmy Cliff and it was Bruce himself who help popularizing the song in the 1980s. The song was released on Island Records and backed with "Struggling Man".  "Trapped" was arranged by Del Newman and produced by Cat Stevens. Cliff had recorded Stevens' "Wild World" a couple of years earlier, and here Stevens assembled a production recalling those found on his 1967 album Matthew and Son. Writer Dave Marsh has termed the lyric "a cruel and vivid crescendo that build[s] to the point of snapping and end[s] each verse and chorus with an expostulated 'Trapped!' In the view of music writer Dave Thompson, the success of Springsteen's "Trapped" help improve Cliff's visibility, along with the Jamaican's direct involvement in the same year's Artists United Against Apartheid. Cliff re-recorded "Trapped" for release on his 1989 album Images. Cliff performs the songs in his concerts, often sounding fairly close to the Springsteen version in some of his singing, although the music remains definitely his.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce on the song : 
 
23.08.81 Los Angeles, CA, intro to "Trapped":
 
"I remember when I was growing up...I was in high school, all the...everybody couldn’t wait to get out, all the guys were quitting school to get a job and get some money in their pockets...and we had this glass...there was this glass factory on the outside of town ...a lot of guys used to go out and try to find a job there...and...I remember...when I got older, I tried to think back...and I realized that my dad, he worked in a factory and that his dad did...and if I hadn’t been lucky, it would’ve been the same thing...for me ‘cause there’s a circle that just keeps going on and on and on...it’s real easy when...you come from a certain place to end up...you end up a victim of something that you don’t even know what it is, you know...and...when I was in high school, I remember...I never, I never...liked history, I hated history class, you know (crowd cheers) but about six months ago I bought this book when we were over...I guess we were over in Europe and it was called The History of the United States...and if you read that book...from cover to cover, you can see that there’s some very strange writing on the wall...and...unless you get a chance to understand the, the forces and the things that are gonna shape your life...you’re gonna be... you’re gonna end up, you’re gonna end up trapped..." 
 
According to Dave Marsh's 1987 book Glory Days: Bruce Springsteen In The 1980s, while on the European leg of The River Tour, Springsteen purchased a cassette tape of Jimmy Cliff music in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in late April 1981. He discovered 'trapped' on it and decided to incorporate it into his act, making an arrangement for the E Street Band that replaced the reggae rhythm with a straight rock one. Springsteen's take on the song was first performed on 29 May 1981 in London, UK. It would then be performed during most of the remaining dates of The River Tour, as well as much of the Born In The U.S.A. Tour and World Tour 1992-1993 dates. The song was also occasionally played on later tours with The E Street Band.
 
The live 06 Aug 1984 version from East Rutherford, NJ, was included on the 1985 charity album We Are The World. "I look at it as a compliment," Jimmy Cliff told The Arizona Republicnewspaper in 1988 regarding Springsteen's version of his song. "He's an artist in his own right and he's written a lot of good songs, too. It's good when an established artist docs your work and does it in his way." He added, "From a commercial point of view, I didn't gain from ['Trapped']. All the royalties were donated to the cause, and I gained in the moral sense that I have done something for the cause." 
     
     
     

    Lyrics

    Well it seems like I'm caught up in your trap again
    And it seems like I'll be wearing the same old chain
    Good will conquer evil and the truth will set you free
    And I know someday I'll find the key
    And I know somewhere I will find the key
    Well it seems like I've been playing the game way too long
    And it seems the game I played has made you strong
    Well when the game is over, I won't walk out the loser
    And I know that I'll walk out of here again
    And I know someday I'll walk out of here again
    But now I'm trapped, Ooh yeah yeah yeah
    Trapped, ooh yeah yeah yeah
    Trapped, ooh yeah yeah yeah
    Trapped, ooh yeahhh
    Now it seems like I've been sleeping in your bed too long
    And it seems like you've been meaning to do me harm
    But I'll teach my eyes to see beyond these walls in front of me
    And someday I'll walk out of here again
    Yeah I know someday I'll walk out of here again
    But now I'm trapped, ooh yeah yeah yeah
    Trapped, ooh yeah yeah yeah
    Trapped, ooh yeah yeah yeah
    Trapped, ooh yeahhh
    Now it seems like I've been playing your game way too long
    And it seems the game I played has made you strong
    Because I'm trapped, ooh yeah yeah yeah
    Trapped, ooh yeah yeah yeah
    Trapped, ooh yeah yeah yeah
    Trapped, ooh yeahhh
    I'm trapped, ooh yeah yeah yeah
    Trapped, ooh yeahhh
    Trapped, ooh yeah yeah yeah
    Trapped, ooh yeahhh
    I'm trapped