Cavetown: This is Home Meaning
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Song Released: 2015
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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!
anonymous Jan 18th report
this song is obviously about being a struggling trans ftm, but its also about being aro/ace. This can be proved by the first lyrics in the song "Often I am upset that I cannot fall in love, but I guess this avoids the stress of falling out of it." As an aro/ace person myself, I relate to these lyrics so much. "Often I am upset" is something I felt and still feel constantly, because romance and love is constantly surrounding us and we know that we will never be able to know or feel what it's like to fall in love and have a crush, and at first it hurts, but the lyrics "I guess this avoids the stress of falling out of it" not only sounds like a question by the end of it, it's something a lot of us tell ourselves to try and convince ourselves it has somewhat of an upside towards it.
anonymous Dec 29th report
So i believe in all honesty that this is about a trans ftm and also aro. But the thing is "When I'm ready I will fly us out of here" I've read a lot of things and most of the talk about these lyrics "I'll cut my hair to make you stare I'll hide my chest." This is where the trans part comes in and then this" That I cannot fall in love but I guess" is where the aro comes in. in my honest opinion i believe these are right but I still couldn't figure out the lines about flying. But now I get it, I think. I think he is talking about depression and how he can't really feel happy at that moment in time so he waits to feel happiness, that's what i think the line "When I'm ready I will fly us out of here" he just doesn't have the energy to care and love that thing or person so i believe in all honesty that this is about a trans ftm whom is also aro. Also another line that I just could not get for a while is "Turn off your porcelain face I can't really think right now and this place there's too many colours enough to drive all of us insane" some people think it's the pride flags and things being thrown at hi and overwhelming him which would make sense. So all in all I think that this song is about a transgender (ftm) aro person is struggling with trying to find himself in a mess of depression and suicidal thoughts, but at the same time trying to keep himself alive as it states in the lines "Are you dead? Sometimes I think I'm dead 'cause I can feel ghosts and ghouls wrapping my head but I don't wanna fall asleep just yet"
anonymous Nov 9th report
Personally I think this song is about being an aromantic transmasc. I can relate to this song so much. The part where it says “often I am upset that I cannot fall in love” is hinting to be aromantic, and then the parts “I’ll hide my chest” and “I’ll cut my hair to make you stare” is basically transitioning from female to male. I believe it’s also about the singer being an “outcast” because he’s trans, and also he might be suicidal because of the lyrics “sometimes I think I’m dead” and “I can feel the ghosts and ghouls wrapping my head, but I don’t wanna fall asleep just yet”.
I personally beleive that this song is about the transition of being ftm (a transgender male) i personally am not ftm although i am afab non binary. The lyrics "I'll cut my hair to make you stare" i think are a representation of being aromantic and wanting a relationship although you are incapable of falling in love although it could also mean cutting you hair to seem more masc along with "ill hid my chest" as obviously chest binding helps most people quite alot with dysphoria, "turn off your porcelain face" i beleive is a way of saying, im not a girl as most women wear makeup and sometimes give the effect of a "porcelain" or unblemished and perfect face. "Theres too many colours, enough to drive all of us insane" is a hint towards how when your apart of the Lgbtq+ community theres so many labels and flags of all different colours so i think that is a sort of way of representing how stressfull it can be being apart of the community and trying to fit in with all the labels and flags that are thrown at you. "Get a load of this train wreck" seems to reffer to struggles with mental health and were you seem like a complete and utter wreck hence being called a train wreck "his hairs a mess and he doesnt know who he is yet" meaning hes still a mess and is confused about all the labels because he simply "doesn't know who he is yet" although he is trying to fit in and seem "normal". Anyway thats just my take on the song and what i think its about.
anonymous Aug 9th 2022 report
I feel like this song is about a trans male or a non-binary person (origanlly female) struggling in life
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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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
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