Cavetown: Rocket Ships Meaning
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Rocket Ships Lyrics
I don't think I can catch them in time to sew the words
delicately to the palm of my hand, tell me
What am I worth?
Do you see words written in the air
or is it just me forming pictures...
anonymous Jul 21st 2022 report
I think Robbie found a way to make suicide seem farther away. When we're caught in a suicidal episode, most people are narrow minded, thinking there's no other way out. But Robbie makes the concept of suicide seem less consuming. He tells us that no matter what happens, the world's still gonna turn, with or without us. Only a few people are gonna mourn our death. But eventually they'll accept it, while you're just dead. They'll plant a flower over you, pity you, but keep moving on. Personally, I think this song was created to help us view suicide not as a doomsday, but as a choice you can't take back. To help us see it in a different perspective. That's just my opinion though.
anonymous Feb 25th 2021 report
I think the song is about dysphoria and depression, thinking of yourself of having little value or impact in the world. It talks about you growing up, changing and the world changing with you, whether you are prepared for it/accept it. The line "please tell me I ain't a man" I believe is a reference to not wanting to be trans/transition.
Disclaimer: just my opinion/interpretation, yours is valid too!
For me, I guess, this song reminds me of the mentality that many people (except for this one I'll be talking about me) with suicidal thoughts tend to have.
"And it's sad but it's the truth, the world would still turn without you."
Is a direct reference to the thought that "hey, maybe I don't really matter. Because, at the end of the day, the sun would still rise, the moon would still set, and the world would still spin even if I was gone."
"But when your bones turn to earth and you ask me 'what was I worth?'
I'll simply plant a flower above you, and you can watch it grow"
This line makes me think that it's trying to inspire hope, like, yeah maybe the world would still turn without you, but you're still worth something.
I think it could either mean what I just said above, or it's someone mourning the loss of their loved one, saying that they'll plant a flower above their grave. Although they are mourning the death, they are still telling themselves that the world will still turn without whoever they just lost.
Just my opinion. :)
anonymous Jan 26th 2021 report
I think it's about dysphoria, I think that the rocket ships are dysphoria and it's saying you'll still have dysphoria whether your ready or not. And the planting the flowers is like ignoring the dysphoria and pushing it out so they don't have to deal with it. But if I've learned anything from sanders sides is that doesn't work.
Idk this could be interpreted with a lot of different problems, I just said dysphoria, but pogs to you if you do another one
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