Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I missed writing stuff about music and since I am listening to Cavetown right now, I thought I’d make a post about him. I am from the Philippines and here, we don’t really know Cavetown but it was really awesome that I got the chance to listen to his music because of my classmate last year. I don’t really know Cavetown at all but when I heard his music, I got so attached and started searching for his other music because it was so good!
Cavetown sounds like a band or something but it’s just him. His name is Robin and god, he really makes good music. If you don’t know him as well, you should go and check out his YouTube channel and listen to his music! His music speaks so much and you will feel that he spends time to make good music and it’s just really worth it. I’m gonna link the videos to this post so you can listen and read at the same time.
Talk To Me
You don’t have to be anybody you can never be
That’s all right, let it out, talk to me.
The song has a lot of other meaningful lyrics but this one has got to be my favorite. It just speaks so much and I just really, really love it. Sometimes, the world would tell you to “do this, do that” and would set standards for you to be in. Sometimes, the world would tell you to be something that you never wanted to be. At some point of our lives, I know we’ve all experienced that because of society’s standards but this song– it would remind us that it’s okay if we don’t go with their flow. It’s okay to think of yourself first. You don’t have to be anybody you can never be and that is alright. Nothing is wrong with that. I also love the second phrase, “let it out, talk to me” because sometimes, we just really need to let our feelings out and for someone to listen. And sometimes, if we’re feeling sad or anxiety, we just really need to talk to someone who would understand. If you listen to the full music, I’m pretty sure you would love it as well and if ever the time comes when you feel like someone needs it, I recommend sharing this song to them.
So Lemon Boy and me, we just gotta get along together
I’ll help him plant his seeds and we’ll mow the lawn in bad weather
It’s actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him
So I got myself a citrus friend
This was the first song that I’ve heard from him (because of my classmate) and god, I got really attached and this song kept on playing in my head. When I searched Lemon Boy in YouTube, its music video came out so I watched it and everything became even more complicated. But even though, I really love the song.
Robbie later on explained Lemon Boy and he said, “Lemon Boy is the anxiety, the illness that’s inside all of us, and that is very strong inside me. A way of being happy for me is disassociating myself from those things, but also learning to live alongside them as a friend. I really hate Lemon Boy sometimes but he’s never going away, and I can use him for good (this album for instance). He made a really good point on this one. He symbolized Lemon Boy as his anxiety and instead of making hard choices to get rid of anxiety, he goes with the flow and even make friends with it.
Geez, how can you not love this song?
I hope you feel happy, that’s all I want
May I just say, this is the first time I have cried because of fruits! The music video literally made my heart broken and ugh, I just cried. And the song is just so good. When you watch the video, you’d see a lemon and a lime. The lime gives his everything to the lemon but when he has nothing to give anymore, the lemon leaves, but eventually, after some realizations, he wanted to come back, but it was too late.
The lyric “I hope you feel happy, that’s all I want” is about love that’s willing to give without expecting for anything in return. This is also my favorite lyric in the song because it’s powerful and sad at the same time. Sometimes when we really love someone, just seeing them happy makes our heart satisfied and really, it’s what we really want.
Cavetown has a lot of other music but those three are my top favorites! If you still haven’t, go listen to his songs. You will love it.
Thank you so much for reading and see you in the next post!
Do you know Cavetown? What’s your favorite song written by him?