"Cave" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
Leave me alone, it's nothing serious
I'll do it myself, it's got nothing to do with you
And there's nothing that you can do

You can see it and you can almost hear it too
You can almost taste it, it's nothing to do with you
And there's still nothing that you can do

So come in my cave, and I'll burn your hearts away
Come in my cave and I'll burn your hearts away

Please close your ears and try to look away
So you'll never hear a single word I say
And don't ever come my way

Leave me alone, it's nothing serious
I'll do it myself, it's got nothing to do with you
And there's still nothing that you can do

So come in my cave, and I'll burn your hearts away
Come in my cave, and arrest me for my mistakes


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"Cave" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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    General Commentgood meaning... you must be right...

    by the way : MUSE ROCK !!!!!!!!!!!!! (for sure best band ever !!!)
    skunkeron May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI´m not sure, if its actually an eating disorder (though it might be), but I agree, that it definitely has to do with mental-health issus and the wish just to hide and somehow to arrange with it all all alone.
    Though on the other hand there´s always the wish not to be alone and to communicate and to be understood aswell. I believe the "come in my cave and i`ll burn your heart away" indeed means that he wants someone around to share the feelings with - although he doesn`t want to show that and thus show vulnerability. Therefore he puts his wish into a thread, so he can be honest without having the risk.
    Or something like that. *smile*
    cornflakeon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, this "CAVE" that he speaks ofis all the decisions that he has made and the problems that he caused. Almost like the phrase, "digging yourself into a hole" you know?
    And the other person that he's singing to, he wants them to come with him and take the fall for him.
    Hence "it's got nothing to do with you".
    The situation has nothing to do with the others but he wants them to take the fall.
    But I could be wrong.
    Invincible500on July 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentbefore i give my opinion of this i'd just like to say that MUSE ROCK AND THEY ARE THE BEST AND MOST TALENTED BAND EVER.anyway, now that's out of my system, i love this song and have always taken it to be about someone who has an eating disorder telling their loved ones to leave them alone, and that even though their friends, family etc can see what it's doing to the person, the person concerned is telling them that they can't do anything about it, and just wants to be left alone- hence the "cave" reference.
    i dunno, any other suggestions?
    xxx Lou

    "Giving money and power to Government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." -- P.J. O'Rourke
    rainbow8711on April 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood meaning... you must be right...

    by the way : MUSE ROCK !!!!!!!!!!!!! (for sure best band ever !!!)
    skunkeron May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think he just wants to seclude himself from society. He doesn't want to be assessed by stupid mofos who don't even know him.
    procrastinatingbumon April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song always makes me think of Plato's Cave. Plato was a student of Socrates, and Socrates, an incredible philosopher, was sentenced to death for corrupting the youth.
    Plato's Cave is often considered allegory for the execution of Socrates.
    The Cave is about men who have been trapped inside a cave all their lives, seeing only shadows and never real light. One of their number escapes, sees the light of the sun, and the true nature of the world. The man returns to the cave, only to be killed by those who say he speaks heresy.
    This song is sung by those who are in their cave.
    Spuddlyon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song might have something to do with a relationship described in "Men are from mars women are from venus", as when a man wants to figue out his problems alone and he finds his partner intrusive he goes into his "cave" where according to a chinese story, if a women enters then she will be attacked by the "dragon" guarding it (possibly the burn part?) as the man will resent her for intruding on his personal space. I think this is the case because he is trying to solve a problem (leave me alone, its nothing serious, ill do it myself its got nothing to do with you) by himself and wants to be isolated while he feels the best way to solve it and if he is wrong then he is wrong (arrest me for my mistakes).
    Ramboon October 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPS MUSE ROCK!!!
    Ramboon October 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm glad you sed that Rambo... I was scrollin down hopin wud ave it rite... thats wat its about, I think Mat even sed that in an interview once!
    Temperon December 16, 2004   Link

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