Sometimes bubblegum says it best:
You hem me in -- behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
The east and the west are mine, the north and the south are mine. All seems beautiful to me.
— Walt Whitman
Rehearse steps on an empty stage.
That boy's got my heart in a silver cage.