It's 198-two.

I might be a white cocka-two.

Feeling caged, I try to brake free, from the 19th to the 21st: two seconds.

Only one thing on my mind, not two; stupid line between me and my cage too:

Break us into ...!

  • $\begingroup$ 21th? Cannot compute. $\endgroup$
    – Daedric
    Dec 29, 2016 at 22:48
  • $\begingroup$ @Daedric U mean the orthography? This was non-intentional, and now fixed. Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – O0123
    Dec 29, 2016 at 23:38

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Video is

Joe Jackson - Breaking Us in Two (1982)

Lots of references to

the "Two" throughout the rhyme; the last line in particular (after the last edit) basically giving the title outright.

Early in the video we see

a white bird (might be a cockatoo? dubious; I think this is OP having fun), in a cage (feeling caged). The woman in the video drops the birdcage and, from 00:19 to 00:21 in the video the bird, ostensibly escaping its cage and flying off (braking[sic] free), is actually clearly tied to its cage by a string (stupid line...cage).

  • $\begingroup$ Well done! I knew the last edit would give it away. :) I wonder how many people were aware of that "line", I just noticed it the other day. I think the music video producers hoped that it was thin enough for people not to notice. $\endgroup$
    – O0123
    Dec 30, 2016 at 4:29

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