Cavetown: This is Home Meaning
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Song Released: 2015
This is Home Lyrics
This avoids the stress of falling out of it
Are you tired of me yet?
I'm a little sick right now but I swear when I'm ready I will fly us out of here
OoOoOo I'll cut my hair
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Dec 25th 2019 report
The song represents the struggles of a transgender male. "I'll hide my chest" "I'll cut my hair" signify they are transitioning to male. They are most likely experiencing gender dysphoria. Some of the lyrics have small hints to depression and/or committing suicide, such as "Little do we know the stars welcome him with open arms" and "sometimes i think I'm dead". The part where it says, "I cannot fall in love" may suggest having troubles finding love because of his being trans or he may possibly be asexual or something. *deep breath* that took a while
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Aug 15th 2021 report
When I think about the part in this song that says “There’s too many colors to drive all of us insane” could mean that they’re trying to figure themself out and discovering who they are with maybe being aromantic/ ace being overwhelmed with all the labels of sexuality such as pride colors could stress them out. but idk
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Aug 13th 2020 report
This song is very easy to undersyand if you know a bit about the LGBTQ+ community. This song does represent a transgender (female to male) person hence the lines “I’ll cut my hair“ and “Hide my chest“ They are also aromantic. “Often im upset, that i can not fall in love“ Aromantic means when you are not romanticly attracted to anyone. This can also be a sign of depression. “ Sometimes i think im dead“ “ When im ready i will fly us out of here“ But they also do not want to do that. They obviously have thought of the consequences. “I don’t want to fall asleep just yet” “Get a load of this monster.He doesn’t know how to communicate. He’s mind is in a different place.” “Get a a load of this train wreck.His hairs a mess and he doesn’t know who he is yet.” “He tells how he has been made fun of on his journey for being trans. But his has also had acceptance along the way as well. “Will everyone please give him a little bit of space.” But then again, he is still thinking about letting go. “But little do we know the stars, welcome him with open arms.” But THEN again! He thought about everyone that would not be able to live without him. He knows it’s hard right now but it will get better for him.“Time is slowly tracing his face.But strangely he feels at home in this place.”
This was A LOT to handle! But I hope this help with questions you had and helped with understanding the song better!
I have what might be a different interpretation than most. Many people seem to think LGBTQ, however I think this song is more versatile. I think this was meant to just fit the struggles of people with mental illnesses, I have what many people would consider an awful mental illness. And everytime I listen to this song it feels like it hits home.
anonymous Apr 20th report
I would interpret this as the struggles of a trans male who is potentially also aromantic. The lyric 'theres too many colours, enough to drive us all insane' could mean they have epilepsy as well, so they get bullied and are probably suicidal or having suicidal thoughts. As someone who is aromantic as well I feel the same way, I want to have a S/O but I am physically incapable of feeling romantic attraction
anonymous Apr 20th report
I would interpret this as the struggles of a trans male who is potentially also aromantic. The lyric 'theres too many colours, enough to drive us all insane' could mean they have epilepsy as well, so they get bullied and are probably suicidal or having suicidal thoughts
anonymous Apr 8th report
My interpretation of the song was a trans male, "Cut my hair" & "Hide my chest" are a huge indictation. It also depicts that person having suicidal tendencies and thoughts "When I'm ready I'll fly us out of here", "Sometimes I think I'm dead.". But that the person also doesn't want to die yet "I don't want to fall asleep yet".
"Are you tired of me yet?" Meant that they were anxious and afraid of being judged for being ftm.
Theres much more I could write but yeah. I'm also a ftm transgender man & aromatic so this song is really comforting as it tells someone else's story.
anonymous Mar 30th report
ik ur supposed to write an interpretation but tbh i accidentally clicked on the comment thingamybob but i do definitely agree and as soon as heard the cut my hair and hide my chest i immediately thought that it sounded like it was written by someone who’s trans btw it’s a rlly good song and impressed by how well u managed to write an interpretation of it
anonymous Mar 1st report
this song represents the struggles of being an aromantic trans boy, who also struggles with mental health issues. the writer (robin skinner/cavetown) is an aromantic trans boy himself. the song talks about not being ‘able
to fall in love’ and how difficult it is suggesting that he is aromantic and it’s upsetting as he won’t find love. this could also show how hard it is to find love as a trans boy due to how people view you and complications with that etc. the song goes on to talk about ‘cutting hair’ and ‘hiding your chest’ these are key aspects of ftm (female to male) dysphoria and that the writer is struggling heavily with dypshoria and people opinions on him, also later talking about ‘get a load of this train wreck, his hairs a mess and he doesn’t know who he is yet’ once again emphasising how hard it is to be certain of your identity as a trans man and peoples transphobic comments/views. it also mentions suicide and depression and feeling like you’re ‘dead’ when alive and how the writer has struggled with mental health issues himself but trying to hold on. the song was also written at a time (2015) when cavetown was either pre-t (testosterone) or in the early stages due to his higher voice, once again proving this is a ftmsong. oh if only i could try this hard in GCSE english
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I suppose this one is quite easy to understand if you pay close enough attention to the lyrics but I love writing about the meaning of this song so, here goes. The meaning of this song I believe is about being transgender and possiby aro. The reason I think that it oculd be being about aro (aromantic) is that at the start of the song cavetown mentions being in distress about not being able to fall in love with someone, quite fitting to what someone aromantic might feel however this lyric could just be nodding a head towards a tough time in his life and therefore struggling to love himself and another person. In the second verse/part he mentions cutting his hair and hiding his chest, two things often associatied with being ftm transgender. At one point he also mentions thinking he's dead at times and that 'ghosts and ghouls'are wrapping around his head, this could represent depression or some sort of mental illness and not being able to cope at times.
anonymous Jul 26th 2021 report
Honestly this is a very good song . It talks about being aromatic . and being a trans person (ftm) i can relate to it a lot
anonymous Apr 8th 2021 report
I do know this is about trans issues but upon my first hearing, I had interpreted this as a child losing his fight to cancer. Now it may seem like a stretch but hear me out. The lines that gave me this inclination were: “I’ll cut my hair” and “I don’t wanna fall asleep just yet”. I do acknowledge that “I’ll hide my chest” has nothing to do with my view of it but to be fair I assumed it’d be breast cancer or something. :/ Again I am aware this is not what it means but I do hope you can understand where I’m coming from. The line of “I don’t wanna fall asleep just yet” gave me the feeling of this child who wanted to stay alive so badly but time was catching up to him, in a soon following line of “...But strangely he feels at home in this place” I had interpreted that as this child has reconciled and realized that his situation is inescapable. And has come to terms and accepted what his fate is. Again I know this is about trans issues but I do think this is an interesting look about the song to take :3
anonymous Mar 3rd 2021 report
The song "This is home" represents cavetown being a trans gender and a aromatic/asexual. In the lyrics " cut my hair" and "Hide my chest" means that they are transforming from female to male. Also the lyrics "Are you tired of me yet?" probably means in an anxious term of people judging him for being who he is. Also the lyrics " When im ready, ill fly us out of here" Possibly mean some suicidal or depressive thoughts. This is only my opinion on the song lyrics, after being bullied for being a Gender fluid pansexual ive had the same events happen to me in this song. I truly think more people could learn from this song if they just knew what the lyrics meant.
anonymous Feb 19th 2021 report
"Time is slowly, tracing his face but strangely he feels at home in this place", I think it means slowly as time goes on he's all coming together and finding out who he is but even though he's not finished finding out who he is, "he feels at home in this place".
anonymous Feb 12th 2021 report
I also wanted to add my explanation to this lyric
"Turn off your porcelain face"
Maybe he means about hiding what you truly look like, he's a trans male means he should hide his female face. Just saying...
anonymous Dec 11th 2020 report
I am by no means a a trans man but I love this song because sometimes I just want out of life and it makes me feel like there's someone I can relate to I have horrible depression and sometimes I wish I'd disappear and this reminds me that there are people with it worse and I need to stand by them and say I'll listen
anonymous Oct 23rd 2020 report
The aspect of asexual/aromantic that some have discussed here can be put in the context of people who transition being overwhelmingly romantically rejected by society. This rejection by society pushes transitioning/transitioned genders to hide or mute their romantic inclinations altogether, often resulting in them becoming aromantic altogether (as a repressed defense.)
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