he waits for the greater silence
as every day goes faster
a cipher he knows too well
of killing himself by looking closer

you got so much love locked up inside you
just waiting to come out
you'll heal the world in spite of itself
and make a better one
you say you're a veteran

he waits for the reign of his tyrants
to tire of their games, god save him
he'll be the one to fracture their fractus castles
and scatter their tiers on the pavement

you've got so much love locked up inside you
bursting at the seams
you'll kill the world in spite of itself
and make a better one
you say you're a veteran

caspian can wait sometimes
he'll be in the way sometimes
immortalized with every anguish we yield
this is our christening
nobody's listening

caspian can wait sometimes
he'll be in the way sometimes
immortalized with every anguish we sell
this is our chirstening
nobody's listening


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    General CommentThis isn't a song about love. All of The Velvet Teen's song seem to be about love.
    It is about a person, a person who thinks alot, a person who ikes to rant, possibly about politics. A person that witnesses people around him with 4.0 GPAs but who do not transcend rote thinking. He wants to make a difference and share his thoughts, but who will listen? What will it do. So he will go on thinking, and go on hoping, and go on saving the world over a over again in his mind. He will win vast battles of the courtroom in the shower, and he will win admiration in his head. Possible he doesn't have the want to share his opinions, maybe he has witnessed people do certain acts and join certain groups to be a "resume whore" to be a number in another equation of society. All in all this person is waiting, he is waiting for his chance, and he will know it when he gets it.

    I believe this is what the song means
    i felt a strong connection to my own life....
    GypsyRhapsodyon January 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't really understand the meaning of the song, but I love it. :)
    Danitaon May 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love it too, I'm too lazy to analyse the meaning, I just enjoy it
    therealjulieton June 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcaspian is the saviour of the world!
    "he'll be the one to fracture their fractus castles
    and scatter their tiers on the pavement"
    and
    "you'll kill the world in spite of itself
    and make a better one"

    i'm not sure it really means anything, this song. it's got beautiful lyrics and a wonderful keyboard part. i absolutely love it.
    i have an ex called caspian and love the lyric "caspian can wait sometimes, he'll be in the way sometimes".
    tinfoilon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe Caspian is the savior of the world.. If so, this song makes perfect sense.

    You wnat to be saved, but you don't want to be saved.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron September 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've thought and thought about the name Caspian, and I don't know why they picked it. I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the sea or Prince Caspian from The Chronicles of Narnia.

    That said, my interpretion is this: it's about love. People are afraid of hurting themselves by getting too close to other people ("killing himself by looking closer"), so they build up fortresses (castles) and go around acting like tyrants because they're locking their emotions away in self-defense. But Love (in the form of Caspian, the love veteran?) breaks all fortresses and heals/remakes the world that is trying so hard to ward Love off.

    Sometimes I like to just listen to the Velvet Teen without thinking too hard about what they're singing.
    twitchingyitchon January 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCaspian is the narrator or the song, the Ultimate form of himself in their personal view of themself
    GypsyRhapsodyon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgyspy.. i couldnt agree with you more.
    coldpizzaon May 01, 2007   Link

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