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 Aug 6th, 8:11pm report
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
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.
anonymous Oct 13th, 10:51am report
I think that the "how do you feel so proud?" is about how the parents think they went through the divorce really well and think the kids will "get over it" and move on. And i feel like the singer is incredulous on how they've disregarded him and his siblings.
I dunno that's just how I imagine it :P
anonymous Oct 1st, 10:27pm report
I saw it as a progression of someone's relationship with someone else as well as remembering what's going on in their life.
Their parents are getting divorced "Dad has bought a new car now... Mum and Daddy aren't in love. That's fine, I'll settle for two birthdays."
They then found someone to comfort and be with them and can help with their depression. "Hold my hand tight, we'll make it another night. I still get a little scared of something new. But I feel a little safer when I'm with you. Falling doesn't feel so bad when I know you've fallen this way too. We're all dead in devil town. That's fine, 'cause nothing's gonna scare us now."
Time goes on and the person leaves or hurts them in the last parts of the song. "But every time I close my eyes. The sunshine gets a little dimmer, now. The clouds fall down
I sink my teeth into my fingers. Blossom swims across the river. How do you feel so proud? Every time I close my eyes. The colours fade and change inside my mouth. It's all too loud"
The song is them remembering everything that has happened leading up to this moment.
They end up standing on a bridge watching the water near the end of the song.
theoisntthriving Sep 21st, 9:25pm report
TW for thoughts about suicide//Devil Town made me think of the aftermath of my parents seperating (for the second time). I had no sibling to face it with, no friends who understood what I was going through (screw all their perfect families haha). I had been shipped between my parent's houses from ages 3-10 and then my parents got back together. They split again when I was 12. "You said something dumb again" was my dad always saying my mom was ruining me and making me prissy and spoiled. Not a great thing for an 11 year old to be hearing. After they split, my mental health crashed. Last year, I thought about commiting at least once a week. And I realized I was gay and non-binary. I formed really bad habits. Devil Town represents hell which is where I'm told I'll go. Luckily, my friends were always there for me. They were there to listen and help me calm down. So they're the saviors for me.
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"
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