Cavetown: Devil Town Meaning
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Devil Town Lyrics
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...
anonymous Jul 8th, 7:19am report
I think the song is about anxiety or depression. I think that there are references to the Holocaust becouse it is used as a metsphore to show what it's like if that makes sense. There is the divorce of parents which would of course bring all sorts of bad feelings such as depression or anxiety. The song is written in a way where it sounds like whoever is singing the song is talking to someone. Telling them things like the spiders are more scared of u. It is reassuring. Also in the chorus it says about the falling with a friend. This could Mena that they are both going through something together or they have all ended up in a bad place
anonymous Jun 19th, 6:41am report
I think the song is about divorce and how the child singing (Cavetown) is sad and anxious and that he has a friend whose going through the same thing as him, “Falling doesn’t feel so bad when I know your falling with me too” or that line could mean that the boy is suicidal from this, and that he is going to “fall” (die) with his friend.
anonymous May 24th, 5:06pm report
Its about divorce or parents who arent together and anxiety.
"Mom and daddy aren't in love, that's fine I'll settle for two birthdays" you have two birthdays because you have to see your parents on different days.
"We're all in our dressing gowns" parents arguing at night
"You said something dumb again, she's mad at least that's what they say"
anonymous May 23rd, 5:16pm report
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.
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