A metaphor for society’s attempt to contain and control the wild and powerful spirit in all of us.
Also, a really cool rock band.
"His supervisors thought they could cage the elephant by getting the rogue cop off the streets and into a cubicle desk job. But confinement only made him restless, and more dangerous than before."
Other examples of caged elephants include: Hormone-crazed high school kids; Employees in unfulfilling jobs; Spouses trapped in loveless marriages.
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