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Owl City – Cave In lyrics

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

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  • t
    "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
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  • b
    I agree with nonlinearedits he is leaving a woman who he has had a relationship with for a long time (please take a long hard look at your text book) which is him (cause I'm history) he is gone. (when I strap my helmit on I'll be long gone for I've been dying to leave) he has been wanting to leave for a long time. (I've had just about enough of quote diamonds in the rough) he is done with her and all of the hard times. (Or I'll cave in) he will collapse he will lose his cool and sanity. He then says (i will take my leave and I wont even look back) he is not at all worried that he made the wrong decision about her. He isn't going back no matter what. I love this song!
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