What does Devil Town mean?

Cavetown: Devil Town Meaning

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Devil Town Lyrics

Life's alright in devil town
Yeah, right, no one's gonna catch us now
Dad has bought a new car now
We're fine, no one's gonna catch us now
You said something dumb again
She's mad, at least that's what they say
Mum and daddy aren't in...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 6th 2020 !⃝

    I found this on youtube:
    Y'all realize that 'Devil Town' is kinda representative of a family coming apart and two children dying?
    Because of the song literally having lines of ''You said something dumb again, shes mad.'' Maybe its in the perspective of a child seeing a sibling (Or friend) being yelled at,
    Since the person obviously had a dysfunctional family, with the lines of "Mum and Daddy arent in love".
    The person had some issues because the line of "Ill lose my mind another thousand times" and the child had found comfort in the Sibling or friend because of the line of "I feel safer when I am with you." and "Hold my hand tight, We'll make it another night"
    And maybe the Sibling or friend committed suicide, and the Child also followed the sibling (Or friend) to hell (Hence the name "Devil Town").
    The line of "Falling doesn't feel so bad when I know you've fallen this way too." The child committed suicide because his Friend (Or sibling) left him/her alone.
    Together, they live in hell.
    And the lines to prove that they are in Hell (Devil Town) together are:
    "We're all DEAD in Devil Town"
    "That's fine, cause nothings gonna scare US now"
    "I forgot my name again, I think that's something worth remembering.." (They are forgetting who they are)
    "Spiders in your favorite shoes" (His/her shoes are left in the overworld, abandoned)
    and that's all.
    and if you made it this far, you truly deserve a cookie <3


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 21st 2020 !⃝

    I think that this song is about two siblings that went through their parents divorce. They were very close and were always there for each other. One of them committed suicide or died for another reason. The other sibling is left on Earth and is talking to his/her deceased sibling. They are conversing about the after life and how the parents are doing. The sibling that’s still alive is having suicidal thoughts and wants to go to devil town with his sibling. Idk that’s what i think but the holocaust theory is interesting as well.


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    May 23rd 2020 !⃝

    This wasn't originally my idea but I saw it in the comments of a YouTube video and found it really interesting.
    The person thought this song was about the Holocaust.
    "We're all in our dressing gowns. Mine's white and stripy, your's is green and brown."
    Prisoners(Jews) would wear striped "pajamas" and the Nazi's uniforms were green and brown.
    "We're all dead in Devil town. That's fine, no one's gonna scare us now."
    With this idea in mind, this line doesn't really need an explanation.
    "Hold my hand tight, we'll make it another night."
    Two people or a person being hopeful of survival.
    "I forgot my name again. . . "
    People were referred to by numbers, not by their names. That might lead to people forgetting their names.
    "How do you feel so proud?"
    This line could be referring to someone question how Hitler and the Nazis were so proud of what they accomplished.

  4. anonymous
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    May 25th !⃝

    I honestly feel as if this is about divorce, depression, and possibly bullying.

    “Mom and daddy aren’t in love..” this line is expressing divorce which I feel adds the the depression

    “I forgot my name again.. I think that’s something worth remembering” if he was bullied this would make a lot of sense. As a person who was mentally bullied for a long time I sometimes “forgot” my real name. (not actually forgot but like was in denial of my name) my real name in my head was switched out for freak, furry, ect.

    “Devil town is colder in the summer time” devil town, for me, sounds like sort of a town of hell. And hell is hot. So in the summertime, out of school, the bullying is better which means that “devil town” is not as burning as it is during school.

    “Hold my hand tight we’ll make it another night.” In my experiences with bullying I can confirm (and this is for me) that I was decently suicidal. Practically just thoughts and “what ifs..” but there was some thoughts of cutting and if life would better without me.. I’m better now but that was definitely an experience. But all the way through this I had that one person who would always be by my side while i thought these thoughts.

    Remember that this is my interpretation of what this song means and not complete truth. If you made it down here thank you for reading and have a nice night/day☺️

  5. anonymous
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    May 23rd !⃝

    I think it’s about two kids in a divorce the divorce part is hinted at in the lyrics “ mom and dad aren’t in love that’s fine I’ll settle for two birthdays” and maybe the two kids ran away or thinking about running away I think this because of the lyrics “life’s alright in devil town yeah right no one’s gonna catch us now”then in the lyrics “devil town is colder in the summer time”is like the two kids use school as a escape from the divorce and when there is no school then they have to deal with the divorce. And for the lyrics “I forgot my name again I think it’s something worth remembering”because sometimes when traumatic experiences happen especially when it involves kids then they can forget some stuff because they blocked it out.(sorry if this isn’t accurate it’s just how I interpreted it).

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 7th !⃝

    I think that it is about the after of a child who has experienced their sibling's suicide,after the divorce of their parents.they go slowly insane,and forget about it
    their old life, referring to the line 'i forgot my name again'.

    Deviltown can mean different things.it could refer to the child's mind,or a psych ward.
    The line 'falling doesn't feel so bad when i know ur falling this way too'might mean that they met a friend who had been thru smth similar.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 30th 2023 !⃝

    I think this song means two parents divorced and they move two two diferent city’s your childhood one and a random “ life’s alright in devil town” meaning life’s alright in so and so town

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 31st 2023 !⃝

    Warning:abuse,drunk,divorce,suicidal thoughts,suicide attempt


    I feel like this song is about two siblings that can be on and of all the like because it says you said something dumb again and she’s mad at least that’s what they say showing the brother said something his sister thought was dumb and the brother thinks his sister is mad because that’s is what he has been told by his parents.

    Mom and Dad aren’t in love showing maybe one did something bad like cheating or something else that they won’t tell the kids and the are so use to them two fighting they are fine with having two birthdays which I think means that they just want them to stop fighting and be happy which they think divorce is the best option.

    Devil town is colder in the summertime I think mean that they act happy but inside they are dying since home is like hell from all the fighting and one of the parents from fighting so much, they get drunk and abuse the kids

    In my mind I imaged that the sister is older and the brother is younger but it can be ether way.I think the part that says I feel safer with you shows the younger sibling is scared they feel better with the older sibling which keys in with them being on am of.

    I feel scared to to try something new might show that they are smoking, doing drugs or anything else to help the cope but being together stops them.

    I think I’ll lose my mind another thousand times means that they are seeing things that aren’t real from all the abuse.I also think I forgot my name again means that they have given themself nicknames or fake names and they don’t see themself as their real name.

    And also with hold my hand tight, we’ll make it though the night, I think means that they sleep together in the same room and keep each other happy and that they will always protect each other over anyone else.

    I think the part that says Falling doesn’t feel so bad when I know your falling with me too means that the siblings will go down together.

    I think the part that say say mines white and stripy, yours green and brown means that one has lost there emotions from all of the bad things and the other has them more intense and I think this because the one that lose the emotions is the white and stripy which is very plain and shows they have no emotions since white is no fun colour and boring but the green and brown means they have too much since they are very dark colours and everyone else sees the brighter in everything but they see it in darkness and bad everywhere

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  9. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2023 !⃝

    I feel like this song is about a kid who knows their parents are going to get a divorce, because of their dad always spending money. “You said something dumb again she’s mad, atleast that’s what they say” this might mean the dad always telling the child their mom gets mad at the child for dumb things. The child eventually fed up with this runs away with someone with the same problems and run to the forest which they call “Devil Town”. Spider’s in your favorite shoes” is probably from the forest. The child is most likely losing their mind but the other person holds their hand to make it through another night. And the new things are things they’ve never seen because they are in a forest. They’ve lost their mind and have forgotten their name after being in the forest for too long.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 25th 2023 !⃝

    I think it's because a girl has been suffering w parents like her parents always fights about something whenever they get the chance to see each other they fight so she is fine or okay with 2 birthdays cause her parents divorced and she will spend a birthday with her mom the day before and her dad in her birthday or opposite I mostly agree about this song and I recently been playing it alot it's sad my headphones so I can't listen to my suicidal music so I've been listening to this I am only 10 years old and already going through all of this I have a friend that says I don't relate to it he always fight w me and it looks like he's wishing me to die and I hope I will die soon enough so they will be normal and quiet and peaceful without me.

  11. anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2023 !⃝

    I think that this song isn’t about a kids story i think it’s about a collective idea of childhood trauma the mentions of everyone’s dead in devil town is about how kids with childhood trauma think that everyone is like that that there not different that it’s a song about how kids with childhood trauma’s often become friends how they tend to be in it together

  12. anonymous
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    May 9th 2023 !⃝

    TW death

    I think devil Town is about 2 kids who ran away because their parents got a divorce. The dad got a new car because of the divorce. While the kids have run away one passes away. Now all the alive child has is memories. The child is now figuring life out alone, and they develop schizophrenia. They see the ghost of their sibling, and talk to it whenever they are scared because it makes them feel better. They later go to a phsych ward and that is known as devil town. They make a friend in the ward and that's "falling doesn't feel so bad when I know you're falling this way too" maybe they've been through a lot of the same things.

  13. anonymous
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    May 8th 2023 !⃝

    I think that after a divorce, the dad has taken his two kids and run away with them to get them away from the mum, saying that mum is bad or can’t look after them properly. The kids aren’t scared of anything they face on the way because they know that nothing can be as scary as the parents fighting. They are glad they have each other. They refer to them running away as being in Devil Town because they know it’s wrong deep down and that the mum doesn’t deserve it. They’re scared of being caught by the mum because she’ll be so angry, as well as social services, who know that neither parents are ok to look after the kids.

  14. joceyb23
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    May 7th 2023 !⃝

    This song is about two siblings who are dealing with the struggles of having divorced parents, hence the lines “Mommy and Daddy aren’t in love; it’s fine, I’ll settle for two birthdays.” The “Devil Town” referenced is a metaphor for the house where the siblings grew up (if the parents split into different houses, that could be where the “town” comes from). Their parents are referred to as “devils” because the children are forced to grow up only seeing their worst sides. This leads the children to believe themselves to be “devils” too, as they are their children and they reside in the “Devil Town”. The lines “Devil Town is colder in the summertime; I’ll lose my mind at least another thousand times” could be referring to how the children’s main escape from dealing with their family is school, and during the summer months they don’t have that, leading them to feel “cold”. It is also implied that the siblings, or at least the one who is narrating, are starting to go insane from their trauma (or at least, are developing mental disorders of a sort).

  15. anonymous
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    May 7th 2023 !⃝

    I think Dad kidnapped the kids.
    That is why they feel they might get caught.
    Dad got a new car to help avoid being caught.
    He has then remember a different name, again, not to get caught.
    Dressing gowns because they are wearing the same clothes over and over.
    They go to a place that colder in the summertime…
    Everything being new, and scary, just trying to make it through another night…
    Called Devil town because everything feels insane and frightening, so much do there’s even sympathy for scarred spiders.
    I really don’t get the dead sibling angle or suicide interpretations.

  16. anonymous
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    Apr 27th 2023 !⃝

    Well this is my opinion, but I think they are running away from their parents because they were abusive. Idrk, but they may be wearing those gowns because that's the only thing they had? Remember when it said daddy has a new car now? I think that's because he wanted a faster car to find them? And like... the second child running away with the child is dead? Heh... yeah idk.. but is it a good idea??

  17. anonymous
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    Apr 14th 2023 !⃝

    I think to be honest that its about 2 siblings who's parents are getring divorced 1 becomes deprresed and kills him self while the other lives but soon to find out he has Amnesia wich reffers to the line " I forgot my name again" while hes praying his dead sibling responds with " i think thats something worth remembering" exept the part about the Spiders in the shoes i had to think about, but while thinking i think so far that the line "just leave them be cause their more scared of you" is the dead sibling telling his alive brother that he's stronger than their parents and he can live a better life. Then tue lyrics" were all in oir dressing gowns mines white and stripy yours is green and brown" means that in devil town you get gowns of the color based off of youre personality and they already have the alive siblings gown ready for him just in cause.

  18. anonymous
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    Apr 11th 2023 !⃝

    I think this is about a boy who had a toxic family and got mistreated. Nobody understood him and bullied him so he thought and caused suicide while thinking about his loved ones and how he felt with them, when they have the funeral everyone is wearing black and white dressing gowns except for him because even though he is dead he is still a misfit in everyone's eyes.

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