New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Please take a long hard look through your text book
'Cause I'm history
When I strap my helmet on I'll be long gone
'Cause I've been dying to leave
Yeah, I'll ride the range and hide all my loose change
In my bedroom
'Cause riding a dirtbike down a turnpike
Always takes it's toll on me

I've had just about enough
Of quote, "diamonds in the rough"
Because my backbone is paper thin
Get me out of this cavern
Or I'll cave in
(Or I'll cave in)
(Or I'll cave in)

If the bombs go off
The sun will still be shining
Because we've heard it said that every mushroom cloud
Has a silver lining
(Though I'm always undermining too deep to know)
Swallow a drop of gravel and blacktop
'Cause the road tastes like wintergreen
The wind and the rain smell of oil and octane
Mixed with stale gasoline
I'll soak up the sound trying to sleep on the wet ground
I'll get ten minutes give-or-take
'Cause I just don't foresee myself getting drowsy
When cold integrity keeps me wide awake

Get me out of this cavern
Or I'll cave in
Get me out of this cavern
Or I'll cave in

I'll keep my helmet on just in case my head caves in
(In case my head caves in)
'Cause if my thoughts collapse or my framework snaps
It'll make a mess, like you wouldn't believe
Tie my handlebars to the stars so I stay on track
(So I stay on track)
And if my intentions stray I'll wrench them away
Then I'll take my leave, and I won't even look back
I won't even look back



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/o/owl_city/cave_in.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • t
    +2
    Taylor_WilderDec 26, 2009 at 10:19 pm
    and that if you stay focused on those things that you will eventually cave in on everything that is happening, so don't let your depressing, brooding thoughts on life get you stuck in a rut, find that silver lining, focus on the things that bring you happpiness, and dont ever dwell on those depressing thoughts for verry long.

    P.S. the one below this one comes first
  • t
    +2
    Taylor_WilderDec 26, 2009 at 10:15 pm
    i kinda think that this song is about all the dealings of life and how if you look closely enough that you find that you really enjoy the things that you think will always be there forever, but know time and how everything, this war we fight against terrorism in iraq, and everything else, may end up wiping out the things we take for granted
  • t
    +1
    TheEvilRubberDuckMar 21, 2010 at 1:51 am
    "I'll rude the range and hide all my loose change" ~ there more girls out there and ill just hide my memories of you.

    "because my back bone is paper thin" ~ too careing to hurt her when he leaves.

    "get my out of this cavern" ~ asking for help from freinds.

    "If the bombs go off, the sun will still be shinning" ~ not matter how bad it end it'l get better

    "swallow a drop of blacktop and gravel, because the road taste like winter green" ~ build up teh courage to tell her, because its for the best

    p.s. great song ill add more as i think more =D
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredFeb 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    Adam r young -

    Uhm, no, no one is technically wrong. Songs have different meanings to different people! So no one is wrong. Not me, not them, and not you.

    You kind of sound like a jerk saying it like that anyway, and that makes people not want to even listen to your explanation! :)
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredJan 17, 2012 at 11:16 pm
    First off wow all of you are wrong in ways.

    Second, this song is to give hope to those who are in hard places, and in pain and cant find a way out of messes like this. They need to look ahead and achieve great things when they get help and believe.

    This my friend is the true meaning of this song i made. I wanted others to see light in there saddend hard lives.

    One light is found in even the darkest places.

    So, never give up and achieve greatly.

    -adam r young

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×